2021 Trout Derby

April 24 – Oct. 31

Over 100 lakes, more than 70 sponsors, and over 1000 prizes totaling over $38000

Open to anyone with a valid 2021 fishing license!* No entrance fee or registration required. Just catch a tagged trout anytime between April 24 and Oct. 31 and you win! 

Purchase Fishing License

*Temporary licenses are not valid for Game Fish species April 24 to May 1, 2021.

2021 Trout Derby logo

How it works:

1. FISH A PARTICIPATING LAKE
Check the list of all 2021 Trout Derby lakes to find one near you.

2. CATCH TAGGED TROUT
Winning derby trout will have an orange tag attached to their fin. Keep the tag! You will need it to claim your prize.

Trout derby floy tag showing website url: wdfwderby.com

 

3. FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW (Coming soon)
Enter the tag number listed on the side of the derby tag, the lake you caught it in, the date it was caught, and your contact information. 

4. WIN BIG
Take your tag to the business location you were provided and claim your derby prize!

5. SHARE YOUR SUCCESS!
Take a photo of yourself and your winning derby trout to share on social media. #watroutderby

Trout derby social banner #watroutderby

Sponsors

Trophy Tier - $1000+

  • SPORTSMAN'S  WAREHOUSE 
  • DICKNITE SPOONS
  • Pure Fishing
  • Cabela's 
  • YEAGER'S SPORTING GOODS
  • Mack's Lures
  • TNS ARCHERY OUTDOORS
  • BANKS LAKE LODGE
  • GAMBLES TACKLE SHOP
  • VERLE'S LLC
  • SEBO'S DO IT CENTER

Keeper Tier - $500-$999

  • COASTAL FARM
  • PAUTZKE BAIT 
  • DAVENPORT SPORTING GOODS LLC
  • LEE FRANK MERCANTILE
  • DENNIS COMPANY 
  • ARROW LUMBER & HDWE LLC
  • OFFUT LAKE RESORT
  • BREWSTER MARKETPLACE
  • HOOKED ON TOYS
  • Main Street Convenience
  • ACE HARDWARE - FREELAND
  • Hanson Medical Supply

Tackle Tier - $250-$499

  • THE LAST RESORT
  • GOLD NUGGET JEWELRY & LOA
  • FUSION MARINE
  • WANNACUT LAKE RESORT
  • COULEE PLAYLAND RESORT
  • COUNTRY LANE CAMPGROUND LLC
  • LAKE CHELAN BUILDING SUPPLY
  • BUCK ELECTRIC
  • GLENWOOD GENERAL STORE
  • ACE HARDWARE OF ANACORTES
  • EDMONDS HERO HARDWARE
  • GRANITE FALLS HARDWARE
  • JOHN'S SPORTING GOODS
  • WORK-SPORTS & OUTDOORS (ENUM)

Cast Tier - $100-$249

  • ALL SEASONS SPORTS
  • SCHURMANS TRUE VALUE INC
  • FERNDALE ACE HARDWARE
  • Mighty Northwest
  • PACIFIC BLD CTR TRUE VALU
  • GRANITE LAKE PREMIER RV RESORT
  • SPECTACLE LAKE RESORT
  • THE MCCREDY COMPANY
  • THE NILE GOLF COURSE
  • SPORTCO
  • NORTH 40 MEAD
  • DAVE'S GUN AND PAWN
  • THE MAN CAVE OUTFITTERS
  • SUTER-MINERAL MARKET
  • CANYON MARKET
  • CHELATCHIE PRAIRIE GENL S
  • THE LOCAL STORE AND GAS
  • Swains
  • BELLINGHAM ACE HDWE
  • NORTH BEND ACE HARDWARE
  • OUTDOOR EMPORIUM
  • TRIANGLE BEVERAGE

Catch & Release Tier - $99 and below

  • VALLEY ROSE/DBA MAIL ZONE
  • QUIMPER MERCANTILE CO
  • ACME GENERAL STORE
  • BLANTON'S
  • TRAILHEAD AT LIBERTY LAKE
  • WALMART 2016
  • QUINCY HARDWARE AND LUMBER INC
  • DEER PARK CHEVRON
  • MEAD CHEVRON
  • CLARKS ALL-SPORTS INC
     

Important information

The fine print...

There is no entrance fee or extra cost to participate in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Statewide Trout Derby. Anyone with a valid resident or non-resident 2021 Get Outdoors package, annual freshwater, annual Fish WA, annual combination, or temporary combination license may participate. Anglers must follow all rules, regulations, and daily limits as outlined in the current fishing regulations pamphlet and emergency rule changes set by WDFW. One to three day temporary combination licenses are NOT valid for game fish for the 8-day period beginning the fourth Saturday in April, unless you are an active duty residence military personnel.

The law does not require children 14 years of age or under to obtain a fishing license. However, they must actively participate and be able to demonstrate the ability to handle the gear by themselves. They must also follow the same rules, regulations, and daily limits as adults. Adults may provide assistance but are not required to hold a license if they will not be fishing/harvesting themselves and children must be present and take part in the entire process.

WDFW employees and their immediate family member(s) are prohibited from participating in the Statewide Trout Derby. However, WDFW employees and immediate family member(s) may fish on their personal time in stocked lakes that contain prize fish. WDFW employees and their immediate family member(s) are NOT eligible to claim any derby prize(s).

All anglers who take part in Free Fishing Weekend (June 12-13, 2021) may participate in the Statewide Trout Fishing Derby and may redeem any tags caught on that weekend.

Important Dates

April 24 – Statewide Trout Derby officially opens on the Lowland Lake Opener

April 25 - May 1 – Temporary licenses are not valid for game fish species

June 12-13 – Free Fishing Weekend

Oct. 31 – Statewide Trout Derby ends

Nov. 4 – This is the last day to report a winning trout derby tag. Anglers must call WDFW by 5 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time. Tags that are not called in to WDFW by 5 p.m. are not valid for prize redemption.

Nov. 9 – This is the last day to redeem a winning trout derby tag at an affiliated derby prize donor. Tags must be redeemed no later than the prize donor’s close of business.

Disclaimers

WDFW does not endorse any individual fishing derby prize donor. Each donor is responsible for their product or service and fulfillment of each prize.

WDFW will determine which lakes to stock with tagged derby prize fish. The list of lakes will be made available to the public. Anglers must follow all rules, regulations, and daily limits as outlined in the current fishing regulations pamphlet and all emergency rule changes set by WDFW. Tagged derby fish caught in violation of any rule or statute are subject to seizure and forfeiture under the provisions in RCW Chapter 77.15.

WDFW will maintain a list of all available prizes. Each tagged fish has a corresponding dealer and prize.  In order to claim a prize, a successful angler must first validate their prize information using the prize claim portal on wdfwderby.com. The prize claim portal tool will provide the specific donor prize information corresponding to the tag, and the successful angler will be required to present the tag at the fishing derby prize donor’s place of business to claim the prize.  In a few cases donors have provided prizes to WDFW. If the tag that an angler calls into WDFW corresponds to one of these prizes, WDFW will inform the angler and mail the prize to the angler, registered receipt required. Tags that are not called in to WDFW by Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. are not valid for prize redemption