Are you ready to Quest?
You are invited to fish in the 2016 Salmon Quest to be held Saturday, April 2nd, on the rivers in and around the Portland area. The day of fishing will be followed by a BBQ dinner, awards ceremony, and silent auction at the PDX Holiday Inn, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland. The Northwest Steelheaders offers this opportunity for the sport fishing community to give back to the resource. Proceeds from the tournament are used to improve sport fisheries through on-the-ground restoration projects in the Willamette and Sandy river basins.
Registration is $250 per angler and includes a day of fishing with a professional guide or experienced boatman, commemorative gift, dinner, awards, wine voucher, and silent auction. Additional dinner tickets are available for $30 each.. Fishing is in teams of two anglers and one guide with the top three teams and biggest fish winning Salmon Quest trophies. Four anglers may fish in the same boat as two teams with the guide being the third member of each team. The guides will furnish the boat, fishing gear and bait. Anglers may bring their own guide or select from our list of professional guides and experienced boatmen who donate their time and resources for the event. You may fish the Columbia (if it is open) as well as the Willamette.
Past Quest funds are being spent to greatly expand volunteer participation in steam nutrient enrichment. In 2014 we purchased a freezer trailer to allow volunteers to return excess hatchery salmon carcasses back in their local rivers to provide food and nutrients for juvenile wild fish and wildlife. Online registration is now open. Thank you, past Quest anglers, for making this great project possible! We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Salmon Quest!