Twenty-five hundred bucks in cash and cool prizes will be up for grabs June 17, 2017 when the first annual Squawfish Derby rolls in Gridley, CA
Hosted by the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association, the derby promises to be a super fun event designed to help give baby Chinook salmon and steelhead a better chance at safely migrating to the ocean.
Squawfish (also known as “pike minnow”) are a native species but their numbers exploded during the low, warm waters of the great California drought. The derby aims to remove some of these predatory fish from the Sacramento and Feather rivers in an attempt to restore the natural predator-prey balance.
The event will be held June 17 at the Gridley Boat Ramp along the Feather River. There will be 5 categories, including a junior division. Don’t you want to be the one who wears the Squaw Champ Crown??
Entry fees are $40/person and that includes membership to NCGASA and catered lunch.
For more info and to signup online, head to www.ncgasa.org