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Tag: Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational


Lake Tapps angler ties for second at 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

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It’s a North Sound sweep of the top prizes at Roche Harbor salmon derby


North Sound residents swept the top prizes at the eighth annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational, starting with Derek Floyd of Stanwood nabbing the $10,000 top prize with a 28.10-pound fish.

Floyd’s fish set a record for the winning catch, topping the previous record fish of 26.12 pounds caught during the 2004 derby.

But Floyd wasn’t done there. He and his team also broke the best total boat record with 108.4 pounds of salmon, crushing the 2009 record of 88.4 pounds.

Richard Sakuma of Bellingham took the $5,000 second prize with a 22.04-pound salmon,

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