• All laws, rules and regulations of the Idaho, Washington, and Nez Perce Tribal Fish and Game Departments shall be observed.
    • The official 2016 Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby sponsored by Karl Tyler’s Lewiston Chevrolet area will be any area open to legal fishing for steelhead on Idaho and Washington waters from the Oregon border north, including the Clearwater River and Snake River Confluence, extending west to Lower Granite Dam and east to Dworshak Dam.
    • It is the responsibility of each participant to read, be aware of and observe all derby rules and regulations.
    • Derby will begin at 12:01 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Weigh-in cutoff each day will be at 5:30 PM. Any fish that is weighed in after 5:30 PM will be applied to the following day’s prizes. Final weigh-in will close noon on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
    • Any steelhead mauled, mashed, frozen or injected with fluids, or other foreign weight will be disqualified and may be prosecuted under the law. Any steelhead showing extreme loss of color may result in disqualification at the discretion of the tournament judge.
    • At weigh-in, each steelhead caught during the derby will be marked to identify it as a registered fish. In the event of a tie, the first steelhead weighed-in is the winner. Any weighed-in steelhead competing for prizes may become the possession of the derby officials until all awards have been processed.
    • Any protest must be made to the tournament director prior to the close of the tournament in writing and be accompanied by a $30.00 protest fee. If the protest is upheld, the fee will be returned. The tournament judge’s decision is final in all cases.
    • Your signature on the derby weigh slip is verification that you agree that the data is recorded correctly on the weigh slip and will not be subject to appeal.
    • Disqualification for any reason will automatically forfeit entry fee(s).
    • The FishSkins prize competition is a separate contest requiring an additional registration fee. The FishSkins grand prize will be awarded to the angler that has the highest combined weight of three (3) steelhead chosen by the participant at the time of weigh-in. -All FishSkins competitors must be registered participants in the derby. A person may enter the FishSkins competition at any time prior to, or during the derby. Those entering the FishSkins competition after 9 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 must wait twenty-four (24) hours before being eligible to enter a fish. Once a fish has been entered into the FishSkins competition, another fish cannot replace it at a later date or time. All three fish entered in the FishSkins competition must be caught by the person who is registering the fish. This is not a team competition.
    • Mystery fish will be based on randomly selected weights up to 18 lbs. There will be four total mystery fish per day.
    • Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years old must have their entry form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
    • Youth participants registered for $15 entry fee must be seventeen (17) and under, and are eligible for merchandise prizes only. NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CASH PRIZES.
    • Derby officials may check participants and their fish at any time during the derby.
    • Entrants may qualify for only one winning fish per day during the derby. Entrants cannot win heaviest and mystery fish, heaviest will win out mystery fish.
    • Monetary derby prizes will be awarded as checks from the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce.
    • Daily entries into the derby may be kept at any weigh-in station for verification, and publicity purposes.
    • Late entries (after 9:00 PM November 19, 2016) must wait twenty-four (24) hours before qualifying to enter any fish.
    • Each participant acknowledges and agrees that tournament directors, officials, participants, and any other organizations assisting in the tournament operation, their agencies, etc., are not responsible for death, injuries, damages, disability, theft, fires, or any other loss of any kind to entrants.
    • Awards checks will be mailed the Friday following the close of the derby.
    • No results are final until the Tuesday following the close of the derby.
    • All Fisherman in boat must be a Derby contestant.

Clearwater River Casino “Catch of a Lifetime” Grand Prize Contest Rules

 

  • Each registered angler has 8 chances, one per day of the derby, to win $22,500, to be used at any of the derby sponsors businesses.
  • Each day, a random fish weight, between 2.00 and 20.00 pounds, will be selected by Grand Prize Promotions, in cooperation with Stonebraker McQuary Insurance Group.
  • Five names will be randomly drawn each day, from all the registered anglers that weigh in a fish, in accordance with the steelhead derby official rules, on that day.
  • If any of the fish weights caught that day by the five anglers whose names were drawn matches the random weight selected by Grand Prize Promotions, in cooperation with Stonebraker McQuary Insurance Group, that person will be that day’s winner of $22,500.
  • If a registered angler is found to be a winner, they are immediately ineligible to be a winner on subsequent days.
  • The prize money must be spent in its entirety at any one, not more than one, of the 2016 Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby sponsored by Karl Tyler’s Lewiston Chevrolet sponsor’s locations, cash will not be awarded.
  • Payment will be made directly to the vendor from Grand Prize Promotions, not to the individual winner.
  • Members of the steelhead derby planning committee, sponsors of the steelhead derby and their employees, are eligible to win the contest.
  • Employees of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce are not eligible to win the contest.