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Monday, June 8, 2020
By Dave Graybill
For 28 years the East Wenatchee Rotary Club has been conducting their Pike Minnow Derby and they are again holding this year’s event on Father’s Day Weekend. They will be structuring the event to assure everyone’s safety and provide a great family activity. Working with Chelan County PUD in an effort to remove pike minnows from the Columbia River, the event has been very successful. Over 100,000 of these salmon and steelhead smolt predators have been taken by derby participants. This has been a great benefit to outdoing salmon and steelhead and has provided an important family oriented event, and the East Wenatchee Rotary Club supports many local activities. There are always terrific prizes awarded at the event, and this year’s top prize is a 14-foot Smoker Craft boat and mercury motor. The top ten finishers will all receive high dollar value prizes this year. The derby runs on a basic principle: the more fish you catch the more tickets you earn to be drawn for the prizes. You can get all the details on the derby start times and weigh in where tickets are sold. Tickets can be purchased at Hooked on Toys, Bi-Mart and Bob Feil Boats and Motors in East Wenatchee.