Bellingham man wins $10K in fishing classic, Hodges of FH tied for 2nd

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Jason King of Bellingham held onto his lead in the 2012 Annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor and took home $10,000 cash for his 16.6 lb chinook.

A tie for second resulted $4,000 each for Brian Dennis of Lake Tapps and David Hodges of Friday Harbor. Jennifer Payne of Friday Harbor won the $2000 mystery fish prize.

King, a Roche Harbor Classic regular, hooked the winning fish on the east side of Waldron Island about 9:45 a.m. Friday. "I was just kind of happy to see it was clipped," he said of the hatchery chinook.

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Bellingham man wins $10K in fishing classic, Hodges of FH tied for 2nd

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Jason King of Bellingham held onto his lead in the 2012 Annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor with a 16 lb 6 oz salmon caught on the first day of fishing and took home $10,000 cash. A tie for second with two 16.2 pound fish resulted Brian Dennis of Lake Tapps and David Hodges of Friday Harbor splitting $8,000 in cash.

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Chad Hoffman takes home $1K Saturday in fishing derby

210-dscn0315Bluewater Bar and Grille in Friday Harbor put on a Blackmouth derby Saturday, January 21, 2011. Prize was $1000, winner take all for biggest fish. With the forecast calling for gales, only ten hardcore boats braved the winds to fish in the one day event. Luckily, the wind blew from due West, and San Juan Channel was fairly calm and protected.

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8th Annual Frank Wilson Memorial Fishing Derby starts Wednesday, Feb. 1

It looks to be a great season of Blackmouth (Chinook) salmon this year. With two derbies in the bag, the numbers per fisherman are looking very good. If this trend continues, it will be fun to watch our local anglers battle it out for TEN WEEKS to the finish line, during the upcoming King’s Marine/Frank Wilson Derby starting on Wednesday, Feb 1.

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Wolverines cut down Loggers in girls basketball

210-dsc_2518Friday Harbor girls basketball team sank 22 of 36 free throws en route to a 51-42 victory over Darrington Monday, Jan. 30. The Wolverines, 9-2 in Northwest 1A/2B League action, are in first place - a half-game up on La Conner and a game better than the Loggers. Friday Harbor travels to Cedar Park Christian Tuesday, Jan. 31, is at La Conner Friday, Feb. 3 and finishes conference play at home against Orcas Island Saturday, Feb. 4.

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