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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Everett Coho Derby a success with 1,259 coho weighed-in, and a 17-plus pounder wins the grand prize

The Everett Coho Derby was a huge success 1,831 adult anglers and 232 kids who weighed-in 1,259 coho over a two day period.

“I heard it was the biggest catch in about five years,” said Tony Floor, director of fishing affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association and Northwest Salmon Derby Series. “It was awesome fishing, and the west side of the bar (Possession Bar) was lights out.”

Harvey Aney of Everett was the grand prize winner who weighed-in a 17.08 pound coho, and took home $3,000. Anthony A. Harrington of Granite Falls was second with a 16.09 coho and earned $2,000.

Other adult division results: 3, Sean Moskowitz of Seattle, 15.83; 4, Chance Cochrell of Snohomish, 15.37 pound coho; 5, Leif Moen of Lynnwood, 14.88; 6, Dan Potts of Kent, 14.80; 7, Joe Pa of Lake Stevens, 14.60; 8, Ha T. Phanhthaviln of Carnation, 14.47; 9, John Flemming of Monroe, 14.26; 10, Roger Hudson of Bremerton, 14.17.

Youth division: 1, Noble Hargitt of Tulalip, 11.95.

Last year lured more than 1,900 anglers out onto the water of Puget Sound and local rivers, and 673 salmon were weighed in.

The derby’s big draw was Lon Hayne of Bellevue who won the Northwest Marine Trade Association’s yearlong derby series raffle of a fully equipped 21-foot River Hawk boat with a motor and trailer package. Hayne had fished the Edmonds Coho Derby which is part of the 14-derby series.

For more details, go to the Everett Coho Derby website.

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