Nelsen 'three-Petes' in Wilson Blackmouth Derby, leads with nine days remaining | Fishing

Pete Nelsen of Shaw Island leads the Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Derby with a 20.95-pound catch that won him Week 8 honors and propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.

The sixth annual derby began Feb. 1 and continues until April 15. Weekly prizes are being awarded for the largest fish weighed for that week; Nelsen won weeks 7, 8 and 9. The end-of-the-derby prizes are $1,000, first place; $500, second; $250, third; $1,000, mystery fish.

All proceeds from entry fees support San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Here's the Top 10 as of April 5 AM:

1. Pete Nelsen, 20.95
2. Mike Hogan, 17.30
3. R. Ploghoft, 16.38
4. Jim Lawson, 14.74
4. Andy Holman, 14.74
5. M. Chevalier Sr., 14.72
6. Geno James, 14.69
7. Donovan Wilson, 13.14
8. Jerry Greene, 13.10
9. Carter Whalen, 12.74
10. Chuck Payne, 12.56

Weekly winners
($75 gift certificate each)
1. Jerry Greene, 13.10
2. Mike Hogan, 17.30
3. Carter Whalen, 8.92
4. Jim Lawson, 13.72
5. Jim Lawson, 14.74
6. Geno James, 9.35
7. Pete Nelsen, 17.92
8. Pete Nelsen, 20.95
9. Pete Nelsen, 12.75

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