Western Outdoor News is very excited to announce that the 2016 Lake Havasu Striper Derby is back at the 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 34th Lake Havasu Striper Derby.
To get signed up now click on either the basic or "ALL-IN" box in the upper right hand on this page. Or you may call our WON offices and sign up by phone at 949-366-0248
Western Outdoor News and the city of Lake Havasu are proud to be hosting the 34th anniversary of the Lake Havasu Striper Derby this May 14-15, 2016.
WON will be hitting the Havasu heat in May to dole out the prizes, cash and fun in the sun, to the hundreds of participants certain to make the annual trip.
This year's Grand Raffle prize is a Custom Gregor 17' Osprey with a Mercury 60 HP Optimax engine including an EZ-Loader trailer package.
The Striper Derby festivities kick off on Friday afternoon at the team check-in held at Anderson Toyota at 6510 Showplace Ave in Lake Havasu City. Anderson Toyaota will be hosting all anglers and family members at a special appreciation BBQ during registration hours from 4 PM until 7 PM. Teams will check in during this time, and they may purchase 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.
The future of fishing and their cute Plano tackle boxes
Whether you are a serious Open Division fishing team, or you fish with your non-fishing wife, the Lake Havasu Striper Derby gives everyone a chance to win. There are cash prizes for random weights in the blind bogey, random drawings for tackle prizes, and trophies and awards for cash and great prizes for the biggest stringers and biggest stripers caught during the two day tournament. And anyone can win the new boat and motor just by entering the tournament.
Bob Jones, from Riverside, with Tournament Director Billy Egan, has been to every Striper Derby for the past 30 years!
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 $40.00 each day for the the blind bogeys. The Big Fish Option is $20 per team and goes into the pool to be paid out to the three biggest stripers caught during the tournament based on 1st ( 50%), 2nd (30%) 3rd (20%). So for only $275 your team is "all in."
The Husband-Wife team of Bill and Patti Darling found themselves at the top of that Division's standing fishing their first tournament ever
We will once again have the ever popular “BLIND BOGEY” contest running on both Saturday and Sunday. 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.
As always, we will have prizes and trophies for the top 15 teams in "Open" division, and top prizes in each of the other 2 categories: "Husband / Wife" and "Adult / Child."
Rob Chor Jr. with his 6.13 pound fish
Mark the above date 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. Please feel free to give me a call at (949) 366-0248 if you have any questions regarding this event.
Blind Bogie winners Kevin King and Randy West
You can sign up for this event now by clicking on the links at the upper right top of this page, or call Striper Derby Director Billy Egan at (949) 366-0248.
See you at Lake Havasu in May!
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