After the turmoil that almost took the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic off the calendar, it seems only fitting there were plenty of fish and smiling faces. Here’s the report from Debbie Sandwith of Roche Harbor:
Was a sold out Event this year by Dec.19th ~ with another HOT season of fishing going on here in the San Juan Islands. We weighed in a totalof 147 Fish in 2 days!!
Weather was wet & windy leading up to Registration on Thursday. Friday morning canon start was rocking & rolling but all 99 boats made it out for a GREAT day of fishing! Saturday continued to be wet, but much calmer waters.
The results from the derby are:
99 Derby Boats; total 338 Anglers
84 fish weighed in on Friday February 6th, 2015
63 fish weighed in on Saturday February 7th, 2015
$26,000 cash prizes awarded:
Bonus Cash Prize $1000 Mystery fish on Friday Clare Hansen, Seattle
Tag#1381 5.8 oz.
$10,000 1st Place David Reep Mount Vernon, WA 22 lbs. 3 oz
$5,000 2nd Place Eric Reynolds Snohomish, WA 21 lbs. 13 oz
$3,000 3rd Place Michael Surdyk Bellingham, WA 19 lbs. 6 oz
$2,000 4th Place Craig Hougen Bellingham, WA 18 lbs. 4 oz
$1,000 5th Place Jerry ThomasMt. Vernon, WA 18 lbs. 3 oz
$2,000 Mystery Fish Ronald Krocker Marysville, WA 14 lbs. 14 oz,
$2,000 Best Boat Total Weight 64 lbs. 3 oz (5 fish)
Larry Surdyk, Michael Surdyk, Jason Henning
Landen Downey,Youngest Angler 8 yrs old Bellingham, WA His First RH Derby!
Patrick Walker, Pt. Orchard, WA 2016 Boat Entry drawing winner. Sponsored by Roche Harbor Resort