It’s ON! The Nehalem Bay Crab Derby is back, Saturday June 4th – get ready for non-stop fun on the Nehalem Bay!
The Crab Derby coincides with ODFW’s Free Fishing Weekend (you don’t need a license.) This traditional event held simultaneously at Kelly’s Brighton Marina and Jetty Fishery on the beautiful Nehalem Bay is a fundraising event for local charities with the opportunity to win great prizes and more! At Kelly’s Brighton Marina , the two local charities that will benefit are – the Mudd Nick Foundation of Manzanita, OR – whose mission is to broaden the horizons of deserving children in greater Nehalem Bay and North Tillamook County and Animal Haven By The Sea Rescue in Nehalem, OR – dedicated to helping animals that are lost, in distress, in need of a home, food or medical attention and are the only animal rescue in North Tillamook County. This unique event is one of the favorite activities for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike!
Each marina will release 26 tagged crabs on Saturday and a $10 per ticket entry fee is required to participate in the Crab Derby, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the sponsored charities. All captured tagged crabs must be returned to the marina by 5:00pm and drawings will be held to determine the prizes associated with the tag. The top prize of $1,000 cash will be donated to the charities if not won by a crabber.
Kelly’s Brighton Marina will feature live music, children’s activities, many great vendors, raffles, and a wide array of prizes round out an exciting event that we hope will become an annual tradition for all who attend!
Meet the Davis’ – here’s an introduction to the new owners at Kelly’s Brighton Marina: