2021 Buoy 10 Cash Derby

The Buoy 10 Salmon season is upon us! In the upcoming weeks, thousands of crazed anglers from all over the Pacific Northwest will be packing into the mouth of the Columbia River to cash in on one of the world's largest Chinook Salmon returns. Back to add even more excitement to this fishery is the 2021 Lamiglas Buoy 10 Cash Derby!

If you've participated in the past, you know the drill - One lucky angler this year will receive $1000 cash from Lamiglas for the longest measured Chinook Salmon caught on a Lamiglas rod within the Buoy 10 boundaries from August 1 - September 6, 2021. The second place winner will receive (1) XCC1064GH and (1) XCC934GH trolling rods, while the third place winner will receive (1) XCC934 trolling rod. 

Entry is free for this tournament, but only fish caught on Lamiglas rods will count! Continue reading for a full list of rules.

While our XCC Kenai Kwik series of trolling rods are already the go to choice for guides and casual fishermen alike, we want to give anglers even more of an incentive to use our rods in Astoria this season. 


All photo and video submissions should be sent to buoy10challenge@lamiglas.com


*Will be updated throughout the Derby duration

First Place ($1000 Cash Prize)

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Fish Length - 
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Second Place (Wins 1-XCC1064GH and 1-XCC934GH)

Angler - 
Guide - 
Fish Length - 
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Third Place (Wins 1-XCC934GH)

Angler - 
Guide - 
Fish Length - 
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Winning Guide Service (Wins 1-XCC1064GH and 1-XCC934GH)

Winning Guide
*if a customer of a guide boat wins 1st place, that guide will win 2 XCC trolling rods!


Read the full rules below:

1. Fish must be caught on a Lamiglas rod

2. Fish must be caught within the Buoy 10 boundaries, which stated by ODFW is "Buoy 10 line up to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank"

3. Only legally harvested Chinook Salmon will count, and the fish must be caught during the legal Buoy 10 season (August 1 - September 6, 2021)

4. Anglers must possess the required license and tag to fish the body of water. Proof of these tags will be required for all winning fish.

5. Two photographs will be required with each submission. First photograph will be of angler holding the fish with the Lamiglas rod logo clearly visible in photo and pointed towards the camera. Second photograph will be of fish on deck of boat, on a dock or other hard surface with measuring tape along side fish.

6. Fish should be measured with a rigid ruler such as a tape measure or boat decal and have clearly legible numbers.

7. The tape must be unobstructed for the entire length of the fish.

8. Fish will be rounded to the nearest ¼” increment.

9. Fish will be measured in total length from tip of snout to tip of tail.

10. In the event of a tie, the submission entered first will win.

11. Video submissions will be permitted. Anglers must state name and show their face and the Lamiglas rod in the video along with the measurement of the fish.

12. All photo and video submissions should be sent to buoy10challenge@lamiglas.com

13. Final decisions of winners or prizes is at Lamiglas' sole discretion and Lamiglas reserves the right to refuse potential winners that it has deemed to have unlawfully entered the Derby, attempted to alter the Derby rules, or has otherwise been deemed disqualified from entering the Derby or receiving prizes. In other words - No Cheating!

Now Let's Get Fishing!

Keep Track Of The Submissions So Far........


Angler: Colin Scott

Guide: Tom Tucker, 360 Fishing

Fish Length: 37"

Rod: XCC1064GH

Angler: Lee Brooks

Guide: None

Fish Length: 39"

Rod: CG90DR

Angler: Jens Niederreiter

Guide: Matthew Eleazer, East Fork Outfitters

Fish Length: 38"

Rod: XCC1066GH

Angler: Amy Thompson

Guide: None

Fish Length: 37.5"


Angler: Brandon Thompson

Guide: None

Fish Length: 39.5"

Rod: XCC1064GH

Angler: Mikaya Moore

Guide: John Elder

Fish Length: 36"

Rod: XCC1064GH