2017 DEEP CANYON CHALLENGE ILWACO JULY 28TH & 29TH

Located on the Southwest coast of Washington, the Port of Ilwaco is nestled just inside the Columbia River bar. This year’s event will start with Big Fish Friday on Friday for those who wish to pre-fish and would like a little extra competition followed by the main competition on Saturday. “Lines in the Water” time on Friday is 7:30AM with a required check-in time by 4:00PM. Friday night there will be a mandatory 7:00 PM Captains meeting in the big tent located in the ports north parking lot. Saturday starts early with a 6:00AM shot gun start just across the Columbia River bar with a required check-in time by 5:00PM. The fun continues Saturday evening with play by with a huge BBQ, auction and the final results of the weekend activities.

This year, we are striving to help multiply the OTC’s contribution to the local food banks:

  • Donate additional tuna.- We will take all the additional tuna you wish to donate.
  • Boat moorage fees donated to the Ilwaco food bank – make out a check to the OTC, or pay in cash and your moorage fees will also be directed toward the food banks!

PORT SPONSORS

ILWACO, WASHINGTON LOCATION INFORMATION

Located at the mouth of the Columbia River, Ilwaco is the gateway to one of our nation’s newest national treasures, the Lewis and Clark National & State Historical Park. Lighthouses, pristine beaches, fabulous campgrounds and breathtaking hiking trails all invite you to experience the unparalleled natural beauty of the area. The Port of Ilwaco is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere sturgeon, salmon, halibut, crab and tuna fishing destination. If visiting our Saturday Waterfront Market or dining on the world’s best seafood, our antique malls, canneries, seafood markets, great restaurants, comfortable lodgings, fine art galleries, unique upscale shops and award-winning Heritage Museum are all a quick stroll away. Festivals, River Tours and many other attractions are sure to make your visit memorable.

With so much to offer Ilwaco has something for everyone:

 

  • Great restaurants along the water front boardwalk and along the Long Beach Peninsula
  • Long Beach Rodeo & Parade Friday/Sat/Sun
  • Saturday market in Ilwaco
  • Sunday market in Astoria
  • Salmon fishing
  • Halibut fishing
  • Bottom fishing
  • Crabbing
  • Scavenger hunt on Saturday for those not fishing

These are just a few of the many local attractions that make a weekend in the lower Columbia area a great place to visit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ILWACO VISIT THE PAGES BELOW:

Port of Ilwaco chamber of commerce website

Port of Ilwaco website

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Deep Canyon Challenge

JULY 28TH & 29TH

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>> EVENT SCHEDULE <<

REGISTRATION DATES:
  • REGISTRATION Opens April 1st and Closes July 26th
  • ENTRY FEE $450.00 or $650 for both ILWACO & GARIBALDI TOURNAMENTS
  • For questions regarding registration contact Megan Waltosz – megan@oregontunaclassic.org
BIG FISH FRIDAY – JULY 28TH:
  • 7:30AM Lines in the water, 4:00pm – Check in cutoff time.
  • 2:00PM-4:00PM Fish Check-In Station Open.
  • 5:00PM-7:00PM Registration in the main tent.
  • 7:00PM Mandatory Captains Meeting in the main tent.
  • 4:00PM-9:00PM Welcome social party in the main tent.
  • The main tent is located at the Port Of Ilwaco parking lot.
SATURDAY – JULY 29TH:
  • 6:00AM Shot Gun Start – 5:00pm Check in cutoff time.
  • 2:00PM-5:00PM Fish Check-In Station Open.
  • 5:00PM-10:00PM Awards Dinner in the main tent.
  • The main tent is located at the Port Of Ilwaco parking lot.

>> PRIZES <<

SATURDAY PRIZES
  • 1st Prize – $6,000
  • 2nd Prize – $3,000
  • 3nd Prize – $1,000
BIG FISH FRIDAY:

$100 per team entry fee. Winners announced at Awards Dinner.

LARGEST TUNA SIDE POT:

$50 per team entry fee. Winners announced at Awards Dinner.

LARGEST PELAGIC POT:

$50 per team entry fee. Winners announced at Awards Dinner.

CASH SIDE POTS:
  • $100, $250, $500 and $1000 side pot are for Saturdays event.
  • The side pots will be paid out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each side pot level.
  • The split will be 60%, 20%, 10% and 10% to the OTC.
  • All cash side pots are refundable in the event that the OTC should cancel an event.
  • All pay outs will be made on Saturday at the awards dinner.

Example: 25 teams enter the $500 side pot. That means there will be $12,500 paid out for that side pot alone. 10% off the top goes to the OTC. The remaining 90% is paid out 60% to 1st place and 20% to 2nd place and 10% to 3rd place within the side pot participants. Your team is competing for these large cash payouts against only the teams signed up for the side pots.