The South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby was held Saturday, Aug. 6, and about 380 anglers joined in the hunt for the winning salmon and a prize of $3,000.
Dennis Graham ended up being the luck angler with his 23 pound, 9 ounce king salmon he caught off Jefferson Head.
A total of 57 fish were weighed in between Marine Areas 10, 11 and 13 with most fish coming from south central Puget Sound.
“We’re very proud of the fact that all participants who weighed a fish and showed up to the ceremony walked away with a prize valued at a minimum of $50.00 for their efforts” said co-chairman Terry Wiest said in a news release.
“Because of our generous sponsors we had prizes lined out through 50th place totaling over $10,000 which included $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000 for the top three fish.”
Derby results: 1, Dennis Graham, 23 pound-9 ounce chinook, $3,000; 2, Andrew Clark, 22-15, $1,500; 3, Jerry Holly, 22-6, $1,000; 4, rick Owens, 21-9, electric downriggers; 5, Bart Mahugh, 19-12, Fetha Styx Rod.