Grandfather and Grandson team net $10K Whopper in Resurrection Salmon Derby

project169 teams of over 200 fishermen descended on Friday Harbor Dec. 1st for the 2011 Resurrection Derby, leaving no doubt that the San Juan Islands are the mecca of winter Chinook fishing in the Northwest. A total of 96 hatchery origin fish were weighed in for the Friday and Saturday event. The first fish to hit the scales was also the biggest at 22.34 lbs, caught by Walt Vanwingerden and his grandson Tommy of Bellingham.

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Puget Sound Anglers Resurrection Derby donates $6900 to Orcas Island Hatchery

The San Juan Islands Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers donated the proceeds from the 2011 Resurrection Salmon Derby to Long Live the Kings Glenwood Springs Hatchery. The $6900 donation represents $100 out of each entry fee for the 69 teams who entered the tournament this year.

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FH Girls Soccer Fishaut awarded Coach of the Year; OI team Sportsmanship

Friday Harbor High School Girls Soccer team Coach Mark Fishaut is the Northwest 1A/2B Girls Soccer All-League Teams 2011 Coach of the Year. The Orcas Island High School girls soccer team earned the Sportsmanship Award. Eight Wolverines made the list and six Vikings.

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Wolverines helping others

breast-cancer210Mark and Sharon Fishaut sent in two photos of recent fund raisers involving student athletes. "In a world seemingly spinning out of control, these young adults show there is plenty to be optimistic about for the future." they wrote.

Friday Harbor JV and Varsity Girls soccer teams (and campers) at the mini-soccer camp breast cancer fund raiser on October 8th benefiting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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December Resurrection Salmon Derby offers $10K 1st Place Prize

The 2nd annual Resurrection Derby takes place at the Port of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island December 2 and 3, coinciding with the start of the winter salmon season. A maximum of four anglers in 100 boats will be competing for $15,000 in guaranteed prize money, including $10,000 for first place.

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