The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Planning underway for 2019 Widows & Warriors


Plans for the 2019 Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby, scheduled for August 26-27, began to take shape on Tuesday evening during the organizers' first meeting of the year.

The event is in its fifth year and brings Wahkiakum County volunteers together with post 9/11 service men and women, veterans, widows, and Gold Star families for a day of fishing on the Columbia River. Last year, nearly 40 people came to Cathlamet to participate in the event.

The idea for the event was conceived by Bud Mickelsen, who passed away last year, and organizers Willie Johnson and Doug Martin and other volunteers want to honor him by continuing his good work.

If anyone would like to donate money or merchandise to support the event, Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows can be contacted at or by calling Johnson at 360-430-5846 or Martin at 360-751-4497.


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