Fishing derby tickets going fast

The 2nd annual Resurrection Derby begins Dec. 2 at the Port of Friday Harbor. And tickets are going fast, according to event organizer Kevin Klein.

“We’ve got about half of them left,” he said.

Sponsored by the Puget Sound Anglers, the two-day derby coincides with the start of winter salmon season in the San Juans and entry is limited.

The winter season is a “selective” fishery, in which only hatchery marked fish may be retained. Derby organizers hope to raise awareness of the benefits of sport and selective fishing, while promoting stewardship of the marine habitat. Proceeds help fund local salmon enhancement projects.

ESPN Radio’s show, “The Outdoor Line”, will broadcast live from the Port. Daily weigh-ins take place at Friday Harbor Seafood, noon to 4 p.m.

Purchase tickets online at, or at local stores beginning mid-October. Entry fee is $400 per 4-person team. Entry is limited to the first 100 boats. There’s $15,000 in guaranteed prize money, including a first-place prize totaling $10,000.

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