2024 Derby Details

  • There will be a Friday night kick-off party on May 17th, where we will review the rules and enjoy appetizers and beer on the house. The event will run from 5pm - 7pm.
  • All participants must check in with the Cultus front desk prior to participating in the event to receive their derby ticket. Participants may check in anytime on Friday May 17th, or Saturday morning prior to fishing.
  • Entry fee is $100 per participant. Each individual must have their own entry registration to be allowed on any boats participating in the derby.
  • Prizes and trophies will be distributed on Sunday May 19th at 4:15pm in the lodge.
  • If you register and pay your derby fee by May 1st, 2024, you'll receive a free derby tee shirt.


  1. All participants must read and obey by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s synapses.
  2. Derby will start at 6:00am and end at 6:00pm on Saturday May 18th. The derby will then start again at 6:00am and end at 4:00pm on Sunday May 19th, 2024. Anyone who fishes before or after these times will be disqualified from the derby and will not be given a refund of their entry fee.
  3. All fish must be alive when weighed in.
  4. All fish will be weighed and measured at Cultus Lake Resort’s dock by official judge.
  5. Winner will be determined by weight.
  6. NOVICE ONLY! NO PROFESSIONALS OR GUIDES WILL BE ALLOWED! This means anyone that is sponsored by anyone or who gets paid to fish. You may not hire a professional guide. If professionals or guides enter the derby, they will automatically be disqualified and will not be given a refund of their entry fee.
  7. Cultus Lake Resort employees and/or owners have the right to disqualify any entrant for not obeying the rules provided above.


1st Prize - $1,200 & Trophy
2nd Prize - $800 & Trophy
3rd Prize - $500 & Trophy
4th Prize - $300
5th Prize - $200
6th Prize - $100