The final Tengu Blackmouth Salmon Derby was Sunday, and 28 members caught three blackmouth.
“Action was fair (and) members found the bait and fish as three blackmouth were checked in,” said Doug Hanada, Tengu derby president. “The winner for the day was taken off the West Waterway where bait was reported.”
“Elliott Bay Marina produced the other two keepers as well as a good fish lost at the boat,” he said. “There were also reports of native fish being caught and released from both spots. Very few shakers around in the Bay but now they’re approaching keeper size. Still only scattered bait balls showing up here and there.”
Week eight results: 1, Justin Wong, 4 pound-7 ounce chinook; 2, Chris Peeler, 4-5; and 3, Gary Wong, 4-4.
The biggest fish of the season was caught by Doug Hanada, and weighed 11 pounds-9 ounces on Dec. 9. In second place for the season is a 9 pound-12 ounce fish was caught on Nov. 11 by Justin Wong.
The 68th Tengu Awards Banquet is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Sun Ya Restaurant, 625 7th Ave. South in Seattle. Cost is $17 for adults, and $12 for children 12 years and under. RSVP Al Akada at 206-722-4748 (leave message), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 12.
(Photo courtesy of Doug Hanada)