We've decided to move forward with our fishing derby in May of 2021, albeit with some modifications due to Covid. The derby will be held the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd, 2021. We know that many of you are looking forward to participating this year, and we feel that these modifications are necessary to be able to host a safe and fun event. If the event were to be cancelled to due any new covid restrictions, derby fees would be refunded in full.

2021 Derby Changes

  • There will be no Friday night appetizer activity. We are not able to host this event due to Covid limitations.
  • Check-in and ticket pick-up will be Friday evening, May 21st, from 5pm - 7pm. Everyone must check-in in person to review the rules with resort staff.
  • We will not have a derby t-shirt this year.
  • Prizes will be distributed on Sunday May 23rd outside on the lawn, weather permitting.
  • Entry fee has decreased to $75, and prize structure has been adjusted (see below).
  • You can cancel your derby registration at any time prior to checking in on May 21st, and your entry fee will be refunded in full.


  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 22nd. The derby will then start again at 6:00am and end at 4:00pm on Sunday May 2323, 2021. 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 - $1,000 Cash
2nd Prize - $700 Cash
3rd Prize - $500 Cash
4th Prize - $200 Cash
5th Prize - $100 Cash

You can sign up using the form below, and we are also taking same-day registrations

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