Western Outdoor News has decided that due to the current national crisis we are all facing, it is our responsibility to inform all of our loyal Striper Derby participants that we feel it is best to postpone the currently scheduled event for May 15-17, until June 19-21. We understand that this may affect some participants preventing them from attending, but we want to make sure we are being as careful and proactive as we can with our customers.
We are all very excited to get back to our normal lives by then and to continue our long-standing passion for the outdoors and fishing. Once again we will be hosting the event at London Bridge Resort. We will have docks for the boats weighing in their bags of stripers and plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers near the hotel’s convention center for our awards and check-in functions. So get signed up now and get ready to fish in the sun at the 38th annual Lake Havasu Striper Derby, now rescheduled for June 20-21, 2020.
This year’s Grand Raffle prize Klamath 16 EXW paired with a Suzuki 40 HP motor and trailer will be a rig worth parking in front of the house to show off. Not to mention the family fishing fun at your local fishing hole at gorgeous Lake Havasu.
The Striper Derby festivities kick off on Friday afternoon June 19th at the team check-in, held at Anderson Toyota at 6510 Showplace Ave in Lake Havasu City. Anderson Toyota will be hosting all anglers and family members at a special appreciation BBQ during registration hours from 4 pm until 7 pm. BBQ starts at 5:00 PM. Teams will check in during this time, and they may purchase additional event T-shirts, make partner changes and enter the blind bogie and big fish options if not already entered. Late sign-ups will also be taken at this time. After check-in, a brief Captain’s Meeting will take place to go over event rules and weekend activities for first time entrants
The entry fee is $175 per team and it includes your basic entry and chance to win the boat, trophies and many other tackle prizes, including your Striper Derby hat and T-shirts for both team members. But most people enter the great options, which are $40 each day for the the blind bogeys. The General Big Fish Option is $20 per team and goes into the pool to be paid out to the five biggest stripers caught during the tournament based on 1st (35%), 2nd (20%) 3rd (20%) 4th (15%) 5th (10%). So for only $275 your team is “ALL IN.” This year there is the “HIGH ROLLER” entry, which puts those choosing to lay down another $100 into a separate TOP 3 Big Fish pool to be paid back on to the angler with the 1st (50%), 2nd (30%), 3rd (20%) biggest fish based on the number of anglers entered into the pool.The ever popular “BLIND BOGEY” contest running on both Saturday and Sunday is a fun way to win some random cash at the event . The $40 entry cost for each day goes into the blind bogey fund and gives the team a chance at winning a share of the random blind bogey weights. So whatever sized striper you catch, bring it in and weigh it and you might just be a cash winner, too.
Mark the date for this year’s event on your calendar and plan to attend the largest, most lucrative striped bass fishing event in the United States. The sun, fun, and festivities await you and your family.