Duke Fisher of Burlington hooked a 17-pound, 12-ounce king with less than an hour remaining to win the 2016 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
Duke Fisher, left, beams after winning first place and $10,000 in Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Saturday, Jan. 23. Fisher’s angling partners are, from left, Chad Deyo of La Conner, Dane Swanson of Mount Vernon and Justin Schwabe of Anacortes. Matt Pranger photo
“We’ve been been dreaming about winning this one for years,” a beaming Fisher said after pocketing the derby’s $10,000 first-place prize. “This is my favorite place to fish.”