Scappoose Boosters’ 2013 Spring Chinook Derby Official Rules *The tournament officials will not enter fish if the rules are not strictly followed. Official personell at the weigh-in station may not make exceptions to the rules. The tournament officials reserve the right to refuse service, refuse entrance, or disqualify persons from tournament competition. PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY!
1. Dates, Times, and Fees
A. The Scappoose Boosters’ Spring Chinook Derby fishing tournament commences Saturday May 4, 2013 from Daylight – 4:00pm.
B. Official weigh-in station is located at:
Columbia County Fairgrounds; 58892 Sausler RD, St. Helens, OR 97051
C. Official weigh-in station will be open from 3:00pm till 5:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2013. Positively no fish will be accepted beyond this time.
D. Tournament competition tickets are $50.00 each, $25.00 each for youth tickets, ages 16 & under. Tickets must be purchased at participating vendors by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 3, 2013.
2. Fishing Area
The Columbia River, its tributaries, and surrounding bodies of water according to Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon and Sturgeon regulations according to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (O.D.F.W) and/or Washington Department of the Fish and Wildlife (W.D.F.W), depending on your port of call.
3. Conditions of Participation
A. Each tournament participant must have purchased a derby ticket prior to angling in the tournament. Entry fish must be caught during day and time of tournament.
B. Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon entries must be caught according to O.D.F.W and/or W.D.F.W. regulations dependent on your port of call.
C. Contestants must hook and play every Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon on rod and reel, unaided except for netting. Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon entered in fishing tournament must be entered by individual responsible for hook and play of caught fish.
D. Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon tournament competition will be determined by weight.
E. Tournament entrants are eligible for both Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon competitions, and may enter in accordance with O.D.F.W. and/or W.D.F.W. regulations.
F. Tournament tickets must be presented to judges before fish will be weighed.
G. Contestants are prohibited from fishing from a boat with commercial gear in use or engaged in commercial fishing. A tournament contestant may not enter a fish that has been caught on commercial gear.
H. All photographs and films, taken throughout the tournament, by tournament officials, and at the time of weigh-ins become the sole property of the Scappoose Boosters and may be used in future promotional events.
I. All fish entries will be weighed and cleaned by tournament officials. Fish entries are subject to cleaning and/or filleting.
J. The Scappoose Boosters and others participating in the sponsorship of this derby accept no responsibility for damages or injuries sustained by contestants. As a condition of and in consideration of the acceptance of their entries therein, all contestants and their parents or guardians shall be deemed to agree and assume all risks of injury to the competitor’s property and person, resulting from, caused by, or connected with the conduct and management of the competition, and to release any and all claims which they may have against officials, the Scappoose Boosters, and organizations that take part in the sponsorship of this derby. Participation accepted only on these conditions.
K. The decisions of the Derby Committee and their officials are final in any contested matter. The Derby Committee and its officials reserve the right to refuse service, entrance, or disqualify persons from tournament competition.
L. The Derby Committee members will be ineligible to participate in the promotion and shall be ineligible for any prize covered herein.
M. Please note: If there is a complete closure of the Columbia River, its tributaries, or surrounding bodies of water according to Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon Regulation, according to O.D.F.W. and/or W.D.F.W. as updated daily, the derby committee reserves the right to change the rules of tournament competition which will be posted electronically at scappooseboosters.org. In lieu of such unanticipated events. It is the responsibility of the contestant to make themselves aware of such rule changes as posted on the above website.
4. Team Competition Participation
A. Team Competition Entry is $400.
B. Teams will consist of the four individuals, and the combined weights of the four largest fish hooked and played from the Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon species by the individuals will account for the Team Competition score. All fish must be weighed with each team member present.
C. All Team members must fish from the same boat, and must not be assisted by individuals outside of Team members.
D. Guides are permitted in Team Competition, acting as contestant or guide.
E. Team Competition entrants are also eligible to individual competition in Tournament Competition.
F. Team Competition grand prize may not be awarded to Teams or entrants for two consecutive years. Upon Team Competition grand prize awarding, Teams and entrants will forfeit right to win grand prize in following year.
G. All other Scappoose Boosters’ Spring Chinook Derby fishing tournament rules apply.
A. Official rules and regulations of the Scappoose Boosters’ Spring Chinook Derby will be found at scappooseboosters.org.
B. Changes to rules may occur, and it is the responsibility of the contestant to make themselves aware of any changes.
C. By purchasing into tournament competition, entrant agrees to all above rules.
Updated April 30, 2013 at 11:54 PM.