Here is a rundown by Doug Hanada, Tengu Club Derby president on the second day of the Tengu Blackmouth Derby held Sunday, Nov. 9.
A total of 23 members scored no salmon in Elliott Bay, although one member caught one legal-sized blackmouth but missed the cutoff time of 11 a.m. by two minutes.
“That fish was caught from the Elliott Bay Marina, very late in the morning,” Hanada said. “High, southerly winds kept members inside the bay early in the morning. Some bait and small shakers reported off Harbor Island, Salty’s, and Duwamish Head. Blank screens (no baitfish schools) from the east waterway and grain terminal.”
On Sunday, Oct. 27, the largest fish was caught by Justin Wong of Seattle and weighed 13 pounds, 9 ounces; and the other was landed by his dad, Benny Wong, and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.
The Tengu Blackmouth Salmon Fun Derby is held every Sunday through Dec. 28 from daybreak to 11 a.m. at the Seacrest Boathouse in West Seattle. Cost is $15 per person, and $5 for kids under age 12. Details: 206-324-7600.