It just gets better & better for Roche Harbor Salmon Classic First Place angler, Andy Holman, who qualifies as a $3000 recipient of the Mercury Marine Challenge through the NW Salmon Derby Series. By having a 2009 or newer Mercury outboard as his primary power & placing in top 3 of a sponsored Series Derby!!!
by Debbie Sandwith, Roche Harbor Market
After a snowy Friday start, our hardy Anglers had the ‘wind’ to face at canon start on Saturday!
Friday was exciting as the top three fish were brought in early Friday afternoon, each one knocking the prior one down, until Andy Holman took the lead with his big, beautiful fish that won the derby!
I have posted lots of updates; photo’s and pics shared from out on the water on the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby Facebook page.
We weighed in a total of 172 Fish in 2 days!!
Weather was bitter cold ~ met with a snowy start on Friday & WINDY conditions to start on Saturday ~ although both days clear; sunny & beautiful!
The results are:
100 Derby Boats; total 344 Anglers
99 fish weighed in on Friday February 7th, 2014
73 fish weighed in on Saturday February 8th, 2014
$26,000 cash prizes awarded:
*NEW 2014 $1000 for largest Fish weighed in on Friday Andy Holman
$10,000 1st Place Andy Holman Friday Harbor, WA 20.2
$5,000 2nd Place Pat Federspiel Bellevue, WA 16.2
$3,000 3rd Place Frank Finch Friday Harbor, WA 15.12
$2,000 4th Place Brent Melvin Anacortes, WA 15.8
$1,000 5th Place Donald Harford Coeur d’ Alene, WA 15.7
$2,000 Mystery Fish Darin Danner Woodinville, WA 4.15
$2,000 Best Boat Total Weight 78.8 oz (10 fish)
Craig Hougen; Tim Melton; Brian James Bellingham, WA
Christian Thomas Youngest Angler 6 ½ yrs old Tacoma, WA, His Third RH Derby!
Barry Allyn Snohomish, WA 2015 Boat Entry drawing winner.
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