Mark Shinman of Anacortes landed a 15.68-pound chinook salmon, Friday, Day 1 of the 3rd Annual Resurrection Derby, to take the early lead in the two-day fishing competition in Friday Harbor.
Shinman’s derby-leading catch was among the 100 fish hooked, reeled in and weighed in the first day of the tournament, which features a $10,000 cash prize for the biggest fish. Anglers braved hail, sleet and strong winds on Day 1 of the derby, according to Kevin Klein of Puget Sound Anglers Friday Harbor Chapter, sponsor of the event.
Event proceeds benefit PSA salmon restoration and enhancement projects.
Kris Maudslin of Burien snagged a 15-pounder to grab second on the leader board on Day 1, and Jim Aggergaard’s crew leads in the total boat weight category with a first-day catch of more than 47 pounds.
The final weigh-in on Day 2 of the derby takes place at 4:30 p.m., at Friday Harbor Seafoods, in the Port of Friday Harbor.