After a record early sell out - Oct. 6. 2017 - with a 100 boat limit, the 15th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Fishing Derby kicked off on Thursday January 18 with 357 anglers.
Robert Enselman, holding trophy, yells a victory cheer, after winning the 2018 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic. Enselman's fishing partners are, from left, Eric Enselman, Larry Enselman and Erol Turanciol. Matt Pranger photo
Weather was wet, cool and winds that kept us honest when the cannon went off Friday morning to start day one of fishing. Friday total fish weighed in was 102 in spite of the challenging weather for our hearty anglers.
Saturday morning was wet but calm to start the day as they raced out for the second day of the Derby. Seventy-seven fish were weighed in on Saturday.
Total Fish weighed in: 179
The results from the derby are:
100 Derby Boats; total 357 Anglers *Record Attendance*
102 fish weighed in on Friday January 19, 2018
77 fish weighed in on Saturday January 20, 2018
$26,000 cash prizes awarded:
$10,000 1st Place Robert Enselman Stanwood, WA 17.11
$5,000 2nd Place Larry Surdyk Snohomish, WA 15.15
$3,000 3rd Place Dustin Walker Oak Harbor, WA 14.10
$1,500 4th & 5th Place Tie Vicki Klein Friday Harbor, WA 13.11
$1,500 4th & 5th Place Tie Michael Beard Oak Harbor, WA 13.11
$2,000 Mystery Fish Thomas Lerch Oak Harbor, WA tag#1051 13.9
$2,000 Best Boat Total Weight Team Michael Beard Oak Harbor, WA 79.11
$1000 Leading Lady Angler Vicky Klein Friday Harbor, WA 13.11
Youngest Angler _ 8 yrs old Floyd Holman Friday Harbor, WA
2019 Boat Entry drawing winner Miles Harris Federal Way, WA. Sponsored by Roche Harbor Resort