Dear Fishing Friends,

We are pleased to announce the 37th Annual Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery Steelhead Derby February 21, 22 & 23, 2019. As we are only holding one derby this year, we will be filling up more quickly than usual. Please note we are only registering 25 teams. Our goal as always, will be to continue to provide you with an atmosphere of camaraderie, amazing rivers, lots of fish and tall tales from the time you arrive on Thursday afternoon until you depart on Sunday. Lots of changes have happened, but the hatchery continues to need your support. If you are unable to attend the derby, please encourage a friend to attend in your place and/or make a donation for the cause.

The Derbies promote "catch & release"
Each Derby averages 90% to 95% release.


Years Ago

Hank & Chopper Westbrook founded the first Cal-Ore Fishing Derby to raise funds for the enhancement of fisheries and streams within our area so that future generations would be able to enjoy clear rivers, great fishing and beautiful scenery for years to come..


Derby Teams

The derbies consist of teams made up of four men and two guides. These teams are then divided into a A team & a B team. On Friday, the two man, 1 guide, A team will fish Oregon's Chetco River, while the B team fishes the Smith River. On Saturday, the teams switch to fish the opposite river.


Ready to Fish?

Please do not hesitate to call for more information or assistance. Kimberlee at (707) 218-7049 Derby Coordinator