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February 4, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Roche Harbor Salmon Derby nets 93 hatchery chinook for two days of fishing

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The 9th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational came to end on Saturday for the 85 boats with 239 anglers trying their luck to catch biggest salmon.

While no huge sized hatchery chinook were landed, the weather was remarkable with sunny skies and calm waters for the two-day derby.

On Friday, 55 fish were weighed in and another 38 more hit the marina dock on Saturday.

First place went to Jason King of Bellingham with a 16.6 pound chinook he caught on day-one and earned him $10,000.

Tied for second were Brian Dennis of Lake Tapps with a 16.2 pound chinook and David Hodges of Friday Harbor with a 16.2 pound chinook, and each angler took home $4,000 apiece. Fifth place went to Derek Floyd of Camano Island with a 14.2 pound chinook worth $1,000.

The mystery fish prize went to Jennifer Page of Friday Harbor who caught a 6.12 chinook and won $2,000.

The best boat total weight went to Derek and Julie Floyd of Camano Island, and Scott and Shannon Bumstead who caught 44.13 pounds, and earned $2,000.

In the kids division 4-year-old Christian Thomas of Tacoma caught a 5.1 pound chinook.

(Photo courtesy of Roche Harbor Marina)

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