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Lake Tapps angler ties for second at Roche Harbor salmon derby

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Feb. 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
February 8, 2012 1:18 pm
Brian Dennis of Lake Tapps holds the salmon that earned him $4,000 at the Roche Harbor salmon derby.

Lake Tapps angler Brian Dennis brought home the $4,000 second prize in the ninth annual 2012 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational. Dennis was the leader after the first day with his 16.2-pound chinook salmon.

The winner was Jason King of Bellingham whose 16.6-pound fish topped the field of 293 anglers to earn the $10,000 first-place prize.

Dennis was tied for second place with David Hodges of Friday Harbor.

Rounding out the top five were Dale Nelson of Bellingham (16.1 pounds, $2,000) and Derek Floyd of Camano Island (14.2 pounds, $1,000).

Another local angler was among the winners. Christian Thomas was named the Youngest Angler of the derby. The 4 ½-year-old from Tacoma weighed in a 5.1-pound salmon on Saturday.

Christian Thomas of Tacoma won the award for youngest angler to check in a fish. He caught this 5.1-pound fish during the Roche Harbor salmon derby.
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