Here are the results from the Olson’s Resort 80th Anniversary Salmon Fishing Derby held last Saturday, July 6, where more than 300 tickets were sold and anglers found good fishing.
The largest chinook was caught by Eldon Shofstal of Port Angeles and weighed 20.4 pounds and earned him $4,000. Second place was Eric Turnquist of Bremerton with a 20.2 pound king and he took home $1,300,and third was Rick Felkins of Port Angeles with a 20.1 pound king than paid off $500.
Corey Anson, city unknown caught the largest coho weighing 7.3 pounds and worth $2,000. The largest pink was caught by James Ryan of Shelton and weighed 5.4 pounds and earned him $1,100.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca salmon fishery remains good hatchery chinook, coho and pinks.
A check on Sunday at Olson’s Resort in Sekiu had 66 boats with 160 anglers caught 93 chinook, 56 coho and 25 pinks; and Van Riper’s Resort had 35 boats with 93 anglers caught 49 chinook, 31 coho and seven pinks.
Checks on Saturday at Ediz Hook in Port Angeles showed 88 boats with 194 anglers caught 71 chinook, 16 coho and 137 pinks; and Sunday 65 boats with 145 anglers caught 151 pinks, 28 chinook and eight coho.
A similar catch at the Port Angeles West ramp on Saturday had 44 boats with 105 anglers caught 21 chinook, 12 coho and 101 pinks.
The average size of the kings was about 8 to 12 pounds, and the current leading king at Swain’s in Port Angeles is a 32 pounder. Reports from Sekiu also showed a fair number of kings in the 20 to 28 pound range.