2021 PERCH-A-THON Catch Fish, Help Veterans, Help Salmon, Save Salmon!
Trout Unlimited is proud of our second Perch-A-Thon!!
The event will occur on November 6th 2021 (Veteran's Day Weekend) and the targeted species is Yellow Perch. This derby will be similar to TU's previous Perch Derbies, however participants are encouraged to get sponsors who will 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 veterans.
2019's event 38 Anglers caught 380 perch! That's four times the amount of fish caught in the previous derby.
The total weight of all fish caught was 148 pounds and the length of the fish lined up head to tail was 300 feet, which is as long as a football field!