2019 PERCH-A-THON Catch Fish, Help Veterans, Help Salmon, Save Salmon!
Trout Unlimited is proud of our first Perch-A-Thon!!
The event occured November 9th 2019 (Veterans Day Weekend) and targeted Yellow Perch. This derby was similar to TU's previous Perch Derby's, however participants were encouraged to get sponsors who would donate $$$ per Perch caught by the angler. Much like a Run-A_Thon, this event was a fundraiser and the net proceeds were donated to Project Healing Waters. Trout Unlimited partners annually with Project Healing Waters to provide a fishing experience to Disabled Vets.
This year's 38 Anglers caught 380 perch! that's 4x the amount of fish caught in March's derby.
The total weight of the fish was 148 pounds and the length of the fish lined up head to tail was 300 feet, As long as a football field!
The winners for this derby were Ray Pigg, Terry Sanchez and Lan Nguyen.
Ray Pigg catching the longest fish. a length of 289mm.
Terry Sanchez catching the heaviest fish, a weight of 303 grams.
and last but not least, Lan Nguyen who had the most combined weight of 5821 grams.
New Prizes added!
Thanks to the Snoqualmie Tribe we have CASH PRIZES for the derby and two beautiful 8th Generation Wool Blankets!