The first annual Friday Harbor Salmon Classic will be held in Friday Harbor Dec. 3-5. This derby will replace the Resurrection Salmon Derby which has moved to Anacortes after being held in Friday Harbor for five years.
Hosting the Resurrection Derby in Friday Harbor provided an economic benefit to businesses at a slow time of the year. It also showcased all that Friday Harbor has to offer.
A decision was made to keep a fishing derby in Friday Harbor, and that decision became the first annual Friday Harbor Salmon Classic.
Tickets for the Friday Harbor Salmon Classic, Dec 3-5, went on sale last week online at www.fridayharborsalmonclassic.com, Friday Harbor Ace Hardware and Bellingham’s Lake Union Sea Ray. Only 100 team tickets will be sold for $425 each. Included in the ticket price is free moorage and an awards banquet at Friday Harbor Brickworks.
In addition to $17,500 in prize money, the Friday Harbor Salmon Classic is also a part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series. All participants are eligible for the grand prize boat drawing.