The Columbia Pacific Food Bank, Salmon Sturgeon Derby fundraiser is September 10, 2022!


Hooking For Hunger Sturgeon Derby

Due to the closure of the Columbia River for all salmon angling below Bonneville Dam, we are forced to transition to a Sturgeon Derby. Luckily, September 10th is a retention day! The event will remain the same with small changes in the rules to accommodate the current regulations for retention of sturgeon. As a disclaimer, we do plan to transition back to a salmon derby if the river is reopened for salmon fishing at the Columbia River Compact meeting this Thursday.

Hooking For Hunger is a fun, family-friendly, fishing derby. Fish for ancient sturgeon in the beautiful Columbia River. Then the event moves to the Buccini Hall. There will be cash prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, music, dinner catered by Ixtapa, live music by Cloud Shine and more at the after-party.

All proceeds go to support the Food Bank’s effort to end food insecurity in Columbia County. Plus, anglers will have the option to donate some or all of their catch to the Food Bank.

Here are all the details:

  • September 10, 2022
  • Weigh-ins from 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Dinner served at 5 pm
  • Silent auction, raffle, and fun to follow
  • Biggest Fish $1000
  • 2nd place $500
  • 3rd place $100

Team Prizes

  • 1st place – JS Custom Rods w/ $100 gift cards to Bob’s Sporting Goods
  • 2nd place – JS Custom Rods
  • 3rd place – WPS Insulated Kill Bags

You must purchase a ticket by Sept 9, 11:59 pm to participate.

We would like to recognize the following business that have generously sponsored our event, which supports FEEDing Columbia County.

Cascadia Home Loans, Pacific Stainless Steel, Down to Fish Guide Service, Global Partners, InRoads Credit Union, Hudson Garbage, Rightline, Teevin Bros, Dillards Moorage, Richardson’s Furniture and Dahlgren’s.

Thank you to the following businesses for sponsoring  our event

Cascadia Home Loans

Pacific Stainless Products, Inc.

Down To Fish Guide Service

Global Partners

InRoads Credit Union

Hudson Garbage & Portable Toilet Service

Rightline Equipment

Teevin Bros. Land & Timber Co.

Dillard’s Moorage

Richardson’s Furniture and Mattress Gallery