Saturday, August 8th, 2020
2020 – No big events at the Civic Center this year, but there will still be a day of fishing and we will crown a Queen!
Valdez Fish Derbies will post the leaders for the day at weigh-in as soon as they weigh in and ask that only those with a fish close to the top weight go to the weigh-in station. Only Top 3 (angler with biggest fish) will win prizes in order to minimize people at weigh-in. Registration will happen at Prospector and entrants will have a chance to sign up to win one of three prize packages in our drawing. The ticket price has been reduced and we will have dog tags as well as a small commemorative bag for participants.
Prizes – Anglers with Top 3 Biggest Fish will WIN
$1,000 CASH plus Prospector Prizes (Value $1,000)
$500 CASH plus Prospector Prizes (Value $500)
$300 CASH plus Prospector Prizes (Value $300)
REGISTRATION – At Prospector August 1st – 8th
Monday through Friday: 8am to 9pm / Saturday: 8am to 8pm / Sunday: 10am to 6pm
PROSPECTOR DERBY DAY HOURS, Saturday, August 8th
5:30am to Noon
Tickets are $20, + Silver Salmon Derby Ticket (daily or season).
ALL Registrants will get to sign up to win one of 3 awesome Prospector Prize Packages.
- CLICK HERE for weigh-in Location & Information
Valdez Fish Derbies Weigh-in is located near the Harbormaster’s business office. Reminder to only weigh-in fish if you feel you are in the Top 3 to reduce number of people at weigh-in.
Thank You to our Super Weigh-In Volunteers!
2019 Overall Winners
2019 Women Silver Salmon Derby – Top 50 Winners
Place Name Hometown Fish Weight 1st Maleah Chapin Pasco, WA 13.46 lbs. 2nd Rowena Palomar Valdez, AK 13.34 lbs. 3rd Lily Lindquist Peoria, AZ 12.62 lbs. 4th Sherri Anderson Valdez, AK 12.48 lbs. 5th Beverly Reynolds Tijeras, NM 12.32 lbs. 6th Emily Chase Valdez, AK 11.70 lbs. 7th Verla Austin Wasilla, AK 11.70 lbs. 8th Bernadette Irish Valdez, AK 11.62 lbs. 9th Bonnie Saxum Valdez, AK 11.54 lbs. 10th Mary Stover Fairbanks, AK 11.44 lbs. 11th Baliey Bryant-Alexander Gillette, WY 11.38 lbs. 12th Sarah Sparks North Pole, AK 11.36 lbs. 13th Shelley Greenwood Anchorage, AK 11.24 lbs. 14th Kamille Sickels Grangeville, ID 11.18 lbs. 15th Rachel Sutton Valdez, AK 11.14 lbs. 16th Virgina Miller Shoreview, MN 11.08 lbs. 17th Shannon Heaps Eagle River, AK 11.00 lbs. 18th Sharon Lais Slayton, MN 10.88 lbs. 19th Moya Pilo Quito, Ecuador 10.82 lbs. 20th Jaruwan Kaewprasert Anchorage, AK 10.76 lbs. 21st Margaret Chesley Spokane, WA 10.7 lbs. 22nd Sheila Lint Delta Jct., AK 10.68 lbs. 23rd Tammy Hill Valdez, AK 10.66 lbs. 24th Lori Campbell Fairbanks, AK 10.64 lbs. 25th Brenda Roberts Sioux Falls, SD 10.62 lbs. 26th Chris Palmenberg Arlington, WA 10.62 lbs. 27th Cynthia Clements Valdez, AK 10.60 lbs. 28th Hayley Nielsen Surprise, AZ 10.60 lbs. 29th Jolene Hoeb Columbus, OH 10.54 lbs. 30th Kaidenn Meyers Cottonwood, AZ 10.50 lbs. 31st Tori Waterfield New Port News, VA 10.42 lbs. 32nd Signe Towne Valdez, AK 10.34 lbs. 33rd Kelsey Galfo Valdez, AK 10.32 lbs. 34th Brittany Lais Big Lake, AK 10.32 lbs. 35th Caitlin Neahr Valdez, AK 10.30 lbs. 36th Elaine Jamerson Ellensburg, WA 10.30 lbs. 37th Lynda Hernandez Anchorage, AK 10.28 lbs. 38th Denise O’Brien Valdez, AK 10.28 lbs. 39th Terri Olsen Fairbanks, AK 10.26 lbs. 40th Anne Branshaw Valdez, AK 10.24 lbs. 41st Shawana Glade North Pole, AK 10.20 lbs. 42nd Sarah Arts Eagle River, AK 10.18 lbs. 43rd Angela Morris Valdez, AK 10.16 lbs. 44th Brandice Olsen Anchorage, AK 10.16 lbs. 45th Jamie Johnston-Eddy Eagle River, AK 10.10 lbs. 46th Angie Christensen Valdez, AK 10.10 lbs. 47th Krista Hutchison Valdez, AK 10.10 lbs. 48th Sharon Daniels Valdez, AK 9.98 lbs. 49th Sydney Cronk Valdez, AK 9.98 lbs. 50th Tracie Scheller Valdez, AK 9.96 lbs.
2018 VALDEZ WOMEN’S SILVER SALMON DERBY VIDEO
2017 VALDEZ WOMEN’S SILVER SALMON DERBY VIDEO
Women’s Fish Derby History
In 2005, derby clerk Angela Corcoran, came up with the idea of doing a fishing event for women. Corcoran and the Valdez Fish Derby Committee invited Fish Alaska Magazine’s publisher Melissa Norris to be keynote speaker and were pleasantly surprised when 372 women showed up for the registration event at Prospector Outfitters sporting goods. The opening event quickly outgrew the original venue and filled the Valdez Civic Center ballrooms to capacity with 707 registrants in 2010.
In 2009, the Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in station weighed in more than 1,000 silvers on the Women’s Silver Derby day. The event has turned into much more than a day of fishing with an opening ceremony featuring music, Fish Olympic Games, Door Prizes, A Bachelor Filet-A-Fish Auction to benefit cancer survivors and the infamous Fox River Sock Toss. Lots of local businesses and big name sponsors like: The North Face; Carhartt; Dansko; Merrell; XtraTuffs; Camelbak; Columbia; SmartWool; Haiku; Chuckar Cherries; Grundens; Ugg; Muck Boots; Helly Hansen; Native Eyewear; Smith Sunglasses; Shakespeare; Adventure Medical Kits; Blue Fox; Gamakatsu; Woolrich; SuperFeet; Therma-Rest; Timberland; Life Is Good; Pendleton and Teva provide prizes for the event.
A fishing derby just for women?!?
That’s right. The Women’s Silver Salmon Derby has been going on for 15 years and running. It is the ONLY women’s fish derby in Alaska. You can read more about the Women’s Fishing Derby History here.
Women’s Derby Events are ONLY Open to WOMEN with a 2020 DOG TAG. We are excited that an unlimited number of women can enter the salmon fishing part of the event. Unfortunately, we have limited space at the Civic Center for the events. ADMITTANCE IS NOT GUARANTEED DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS.
For more information, call 907-255-4727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have ever wondered where your money goes? Read below.
Valdez Fish Derbies
Runs Derbies and Events all summer long
Pays Out CASH Prizes for all derbies
For more information click the picture below
Alaska Tanker Company
A Rogue’s Garden
Arts Design, LLC
Capt’n Joe’s Gas
Conoco Phillips Alaska, Inc.
Eagles Rest RV Park
Easy Freeze, Inc.
Fish Alaska Magazine
FOE Ladies Auxiliary 1971
Harris Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Latte Dah Espresso
Lu-Lu Bell Glacier Cruise
Petro Star Valdez Refinery
Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc
Stan Stephens Glacier Cruises
Teamsters Local 959
The Fat Mermaid
Totem Hotel & Suites
Valdez Emblem Club #514
Leaders will be posted on whiteboards at weigh-in station and by Cleaning Tables by Harbormasters
Winners will be announced on www.valdezfishderbies.com website