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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Anacortes Salmon Derby at the end of the month is sold out

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The highly popular Anacortes Salmon Derby on March 31-April 1 is sold out.

“I am pleased to announce that all 1,000 derby tickets are sold out as of (Wednesday, Feb. 29),” said Jay Field with the Puget Sound Anglers Anacortes Chapter and derby coordinator.

“Although it took a little longer this year, event organizers were still able to engineer, yet another sellout, in only 29 days,” Field said.

Hatchery chinook fishing has been pretty slow, but much of that is blamed on bad weather. Places like Middle, Salmon and Hein banks that house hordes of baitfish come alive this time of year, but are exposed to winds and westerly swells.

Other upcoming derbies: Bellingham Salmon Derby, July 13-15; South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby in Des Moines, Aug.4; Gig Harbor Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby, Aug. 11; South Sound Salmon Derby, Aug.18; Vashon Island Salmon Derby, Aug. 25; Willapa Bay Salmon Derby, Sept. 1; Edmonds Coho Derby, Sept. 8; Everett Coho Derby, Sept. 22-23; Bayside Marine Salmon Derby in Everett, Nov. 3-4; and Resurrection Salmon Derby in Friday Harbor, Dec. 7-8.

For more information visit the Northwest Salmon Derby Series website.

(Photo courtesy of Jay Field, owner of Dash One Charters in Anacortes)

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