Roche Harbor Derby
The salmon derby with 100 boats is going on this weekend at Roche Harbor, Typical weather, rain and some more rain for the anglers to contend with. As of this morning a 22 lb blackmouth was the leading fish landed for the $10,000 first place prize. Shots from last years event. The derby was cancelled during the boat show due to basically mismanagement of the fishery, but was later reopened up to accommodate this derby and the Anacortes Derby. Everyone was very happy that the Washington State Dept of Fish and Wildlife made the decision to allow these derbies to go forward. The amount of effort, planning that goes into setting up these events is huge. Not to mention the economic impact on the local workers.