• March 10, 2018

    2018 Sno-King & Everett Blackmouth Derby - Members & Guests

    PSA Club Derby  

    Saturday and Sunday

    March 10-11


    2018 PSA Sno-King & Everett Chapters Blackmouth Derby 
    Members & Guests Only 


    MA 8-1.8-2,9,10 if open. Check WDFW regs

    Hatchery (Fin-clipped) Chinook ONLY
    Sno-King & Everett PSA Current Members and Guests ONLY

    Fish must be gutted and gilled

     Weigh-in Deadlines (cell phone time):

    3:00 PM Saturday 3/10/18
    1:00 PM Sunday 3/11/18

    TWO Weigh-In Locations @
    Port of Everett - Public Launch Ramp
    Port of Edmonds - Public Launch Sling

    Tickets on sale at Ed's Surplus in Lynnwood, and your local club meeting.

    Tickets are $25/each (cash only, please)
    100% of the proceeds are re-distributed as prize money:

    1st Prize: 50% of ticket sales

    2nd Prize: 25% of ticket sales

    3rd Prize: 15% of ticket sales
    4th Prize: 10% of ticket sales

    Mystery Fish Prize: $200.00
    Kid's 1st Bonus: $25.00


    Derby officials reserve the right to cancel or postpone derby due to an adverse weather forecast.
    If derby is cancelled or postponed, tickets will be refunded in full or will be valid for another derby date
    *Check our website at 6:30 PM the evening before the derby for status.

    1. Fish must be completely cleaned to determine Official Derby Weight. All guts, gills, and kidney (the blood line next to the spine) must be removed. Derby judges may do additional cleaning before weighing. In the event of a tie, the time of weigh-in shall determine the winner (earliest fish wins). Only Chinook (king) salmon qualify for prizes.

    2. Derby hours are from dawn to 3:00 PM  sharp Saturday and 1:00 Sunday (cell phone time). All entries must be in line by those times. Weigh-in locations will be at the Port of Everett adjacent to the launch ramp, AND at the Port of Edmonds adjacent to the launch slings.

    3. Fishing will be allowed in open areas of WDFW Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 10 only. 

    4. All contestants must fish according to the current WDFW Recreational Fishing Regulations and any WDFW Emergency Rule changes posted online or released.

    5. All anglers (persons with a fishing license) aboard boat must have a Derby ticket.  One current PSA member must be aboard boat during derby hours.

    6. Salmon must be caught the day of the event, in the designated Marine Area and arrive at the weigh-in station via water or by car, due to possible bad weather forecast, to qualify for weigh-in and prizes.

    7. Derby Officials reserve the right to disqualify any fish that appears to have been tampered with or per the rules as designated herein. The decisions of Derby Officials on legality, time, and weight and all decisions will be final and binding.

    8. Prizes will be distributed immediately after the weigh-in on Sunday.

    9. Only one fish per contestant may be entered to qualify for prizes. If you have a bigger fish the second day you must have the fish weight upgraded. 

    10. Weigh in opens shortly before posted weigh in times. Members like to fish too.

    Monitor VHF 72 for derby communications.


  • Mission Statement


        We are the Puget Sound Anglers.  We are dedicated to preserving quality fisheries.  We believe in the de-commercialization of Steelhead.  We believe that our salmon resources can be restored with sound biological management.  We believe in the comradeship and wishes of fellow sport fishing anglers.  We believe our grandchildren can have a higher quality fishery than any of us ever had.


        In 1985 a small group of sport fishing anglers became unhappy with the organizations to which they belonged.  Although they enjoyed the friendship and knowledge of persons with the same fishing interests, they were fed up with the state and national leadership using the members as rungs on their own political ladders.  They were tired of their dues going to pay for salaries on the national level and for enhancements thousands of mile away.  They were tired of being refused the right to give input on legislative issues that involved their fisheries.  It was time for a change and thus spawned Puget Sound Anglers.


        The Puget Sound Anglers  us an organization of independent chapters, with common goals and interests, bound only by integrity and fellowship, with the goal of preserving, protecting and enhancing the sport fisheries of Washington State.
        The general outline of the organization is for each chapter to remain an independent nature.  The State Board was formed with members from each of the chapters and is responsible to those chapters.  The State Board is to assist in forming new chapters and promote membership.  In addition, it is to help communications among the chapters regarding fund raising and projects of interest to all.


        There are now 17 Puget Sound Chapters throughout western Washington.  This is the fastest growing sport fishing organization in the state.   Members have been involved in stream enhancements, raising salmon, educational forums, state legislation, fishing for children and even assisting developmentally disabled persons catch their first fish.  We are now being quoted in newspapers, and interviewed by radio and television reporters.  Media response to Puget Sound Anglers has been overwhelming, and the organization is rapidly becoming known as the "Voice of Washington's Sport Anglers".


        In addition to the previously mentioned projects, all members have a chance to learn more about fishing, go on organized outings, take part in projects and build life-long friendships. 
        Each chapter has a monthly general meeting at which fish stories are discussed, guest speakers are provided and there are even raffles to give you a chance to add to your tackle box.  The membership outing may have you fishing in your back door, south of the Mexican border or north towards Alaska.  All paid members will receive a monthly copy of The Reel News.  This newspaper is the communication vehicle for all serious sport anglers in the state.  It provides you with the chapter information, educational fishing information, new products, recipes and information that is vital to your sport.


        We invite non-members and guests to attend our general meetings.  We highly encourage all family members to join us at any of our meetings, outings and other happenings.  We even welcome members of those "other clubs" to attend one of our meetings and maybe, just maybe, they will want to add their names and support to the independent organization of The Puget Sound Anglers.