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September 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Everett Coho Derby reveals hot fishing Sunday around Possession Bar

Here is the official release by the Everett Coho Derby staff, which was held this past weekend:

There were over 1,500 fish weighed for the 2012 Everett Coho Derby with some unbelievable fishing on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Fishing was good on Saturday, but the fishing was outstanding on Sunday as a new batch of fresh coho came around the bar at Possession and entered the Puget Sound season.

Fish were found all the way from Mukilteo to the West side of Possession with limits the general rule on Sunday and the fish, as a whole, a bit larger. There were 1831 adult tickets sold for this derby and 232 youth tickets were given out.

The largest fish entered was 17.08 pounds by Harvey Aney who said he caught it by the Shipwreck at 120 feet of water at 3 p.m. but would give no more information. When you win $3000, donated by Everett Bayside Marina, you don’t have to give more information.

Second place was Anthony Harrington who used a Silver Hoard spoon to catch his 16.08 pound fish at 70 feet early in the morning near Possession and won the $2000 prize donated by Roy Robinson Chevrolet.

Sean Moskowitz also fished near Possession with a Silver Hoard spoon to catch his 15.83 pound fish for the $1500 third place prize from Silver Hoard. On Saturday thirteen year old Chance Cochrell, using a Deep Six diver and a flasher/squid combination (40 pulls) landed a 15.37 pound Coho south of Mukilteo winning $1000 donated by Ted’s Sporting Goods.

Leif Moen landed his fifth place, 14.88 pound fish from South of Possession with a Silver Hoard Ace Hi fly and took $750 donated by Dick Nite spoons.

The final money fish was Don Potts who landed his 14.80 pound salmon near the Shipwreck on a squid / flasher combination taking the $500 John’s Sporting Goods prize.

Prizes were given to children under twelve years of age. The tickets were free and there were enough prizes donated so each young person who had a ticket, and showed up for the drawing, got a prize.

Over 230 youth tickets were given out and they weighed in 82 Coho up to 11.95 pounds. In addition, Prizes were given for largest salmon caught by a female angler, larges salmon caught by an active duty or retired military person, largest salmon on a Silver Horde lure and largest salmon on a Dick Nite Spoon (a 14.47 pound Coho caught from the Snohomish River by Hut Phanhthaviln).

The NMTA boat drawing took place at this derby and the winning name was Lon Hayne from Bellevue. He was not present but his son-in-law was there and called him.

Tony Floor from the NMTA was able to interview him on the phone and get his reactions to winning a $60,000 boat/motor/trailer package which were unquestionably overwhelming.

The mystery fish name drawn was Forest Olson and his last two numbers were 74; the mystery numbers were 34 so he did not win the $35,000 truck but he did get $250 in gift certificates from Cabela’s as a consolation prize.

The final drawing was for the boat/ motor/trailer package furnished by the Everett Coho Derby called two names before Peter Hrebenink came forward. This was a “must be present to win” drawing and Peter was there to claim his prize.

The fish were huge this year as well as plentiful. Fifty-five fish were over twelve pounds and 167 were over ten pounds. In the nineteen years this derby has run I do not recall so many large fish. Two hundred seventy five fish won prizes and the smallest prize winner was nine pounds.

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