Catch to Win: Bandon’s Annual Crab and Salmon Derbies

dock, crabbing, lighthouse, Coquille River, Bandon, Oregon

Bandon Crab Derby

Catch a tagged Coquille River crab and win! The Bandon Crab Derby starts July 1 and ends the second Saturday in September.

Take your tagged Dungeness crab to Tony’s Crab Shack to register for the derby. Prizes are awarded throughout the contest, with the grand prize drawing during Cranberry Festival, the second weekend in September.

Tony’s Crab Shack
155 1st St SE, Bandon

Bandon Salmon Derby

The Bandon Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Port of Bandon and Bandon Bait and Tackle, starts the day after labor day and ends the Friday before Columbus Day.

Weigh in and register your catch at Bandon Bait and Tackle. Prizes are awarded on the second Saturday in October: grand prizes of $250.00 for the heaviest Coho, or $250.00 plus a rod & reel for the heaviest Chinook.

Bandon Bait and Tackle
249 First St. SE, Bandon

Photo courtesy of Frank Murray.