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The Derby that Almost Wasn’t Turns out Great

by Editor

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


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