Derby Prize Qualification 2022-02-17T15:48:47+00:00

2022 Derby Prize Qualification

Thank you to our sponsors for our 25th annual derby!

Okuma • Black Spruce Studios • Kenai River Sportfishing Association • VF Grace • Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle

Weekly Winners

  • Each week of the derby will have a specific fish category, one winner for the Weigh-In Derby and one for the Catch & Release Derby
  • Whoever catches and brings in the largest fish in the category during the week (this fish must be caught during the designated week to qualify) will win a prize
  • Whoever sends in the longest (and most ethical) fish to twfishderby@gmail.com during the week (this fish must be caught during the designated week to qualify) will win a prize

Week 1- Rainbow Trout (Mon. Feb, 1-Sat. Feb. 5)

Week 2- Kokanee (Sun. Feb. 6-Sat. Feb. 12)

Week 3- Grayling (Sun. Feb. 13-Sat. Feb. 19) *store is closed for Super Bowl, 2/13

Week 4- Dolly Varden (Sun. Feb. 20-Sun. Feb. 26)

Week 5- Biggest Fish (Sun. Feb. 27-Mon. Feb. 28)

Adult Division (Ages 13+)

  • First Place prizes will be awarded to the largest fish in each of the following categories: Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden / Arctic Char, Grayling, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon / Kokanee, Burbot, and Whitefish
  • Royal Flush Division Qualification: Must catch & enter one of each of the first-place division species. The winner will be chosen by a total weight of the largest fish of each species entered

Kids Division (Ages 12 & under)

  • First Place prizes will be awarded to the largest fish in each of the following species: Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden/Arctic Char, Lake Trout, Grayling, Landlocked Salmon / Kokanee (Burbot and/or Whitefish if entered)
  • Grand Slam (Kids & Minnows) Division Qualification: Catch & enter one of the following: Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden / Arctic Char, Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon / Kokanee. All Grand Slam qualifiers will receive prizes!

Minnow Division (Ages 6 & under)

  • All Minnow division 6yrs & under will receive a prize when they bring in fish, chosen from the treasure chest!
  • 1St -10th place largest fish will be awarded (One entry per species per Minnow will be awarded)
  • Grand Slam (Kids & Minnows) Division Qualification: Catch & enter one of the following: Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden / Arctic Char, Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon / Kokanee. All Grand Slam qualifiers will receive prizes!
  • Minnows’ fish can also enter Kid’s Division, if applicable
  • Bike Raffle: Once a Minnow enters a fish, they are entered into the Bike Raffle, one girl and one boy winner will be drawn at the end of the Derby.

Catch and Release Derby 

  • There will be three divisions: Men, Women, and Kids
  • Each division has three categories: Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Dolly Varden/Arctic Char (other species will be considered upon entry)
  • 2021 we will also have a Men’s and Women’s Royal Flush, and a Kid’s Grand Slam
  • Length will not be the only qualifier. The greatest emphasis will be placed on ethical release, in combination with picture quality and length of fish
  • Check out Catch & Release page for more information

Fish Beauty Contest

  • For the 25th anniversary, we are bringing back the Fish Beauty Contest! At the Award Ceremony, Soldotna Trustworthy will choose a “Prettiest Fish” and “Ugliest Fish” entered, from both KIDS Weigh-In and Catch & Release derbies.

Top Angler–New Category

  • More info coming soon.

Award Ceremony 2022

  • Date and location is TBD. Check back here or on Facebook for updates. 🙂