Western Outdoor News is very excited to announce that the 2017 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.
What’s new at 2017 Striper Derby?
-Big Fish High Roller’s optional: Throw in an additional $100 on top of your all-inclusive $275 team entry fee and be included in the new High Roller’s optional for a shot at a big payday for the three heaviest striped bass in the division.
-General Big Fish payouts down to 5th place: Whereas in previous years the general Big Fish payouts went to the 3 biggest overall fish at Striper Derby, payouts will now go out to the anglers catching the 5 largest fish of the event.
-Multiple teams on one boat: Back again for 2017, more than one team may fish the Derby from the same boat – including but not limited to one-angler “teams,” which will also now be allowed at Striper Derby.
-One-division team competition: Striper Derby will consist of one, lone division including every registered team, with prizes and trophies going to the top-10 finishers of the event.
Western Outdoor News and the city of Lake Havasu are proud to be hosting the 35th anniversary of the Lake Havasu Striper Derby this coming May 13-14, 2017.
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 has yet to be announced, but you can bet it 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.
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 Toyota 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
Bob Jones, from Riverside, with Tournament Director Billy Egan, has been to every Striper Derby for the past 34 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 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 all new "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 number entered into the pool.
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.
We will have prizes and trophies for the top 10 teams in the "Open Division".
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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