the largest ocean fishing derby on the West Coast where hundreds of fishermen flock to Brookings every Labor Day weekend for their try at a "trophy Chinook Salmon".
Fishermen and their families come from all over the state of Oregon and some from other states as far away as New York and as close as Idaho. As many as 450 fishermen board their boats in hopes of winning the $5,000 dollar prize for the biggest salmon and a chance to win other cash awards of $10,000 plus several thousand dollars worth of prizes such as rods and reels, crab pots, and numerous other fishing gear.
Approved Salmon fishing days are: Saturday Sept 3rd and Sunday Sept 4th.
ou can not fish Friday Sept 2nd. Approved Salmon Fishing is Sept 3-5