7th Annual Frank Wilson Memorial fishing derby begins Feb. 1 | Sports

  • Wed Jan 19th, 2011 6:48pm
  • Sports

It's that time again... the annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby

It’s time to get the tackle box in order.

The 7th Annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby is just around the corner.

The derby runs Feb. 1 through April 15. That’s more than two months of tight lines and competitive fishing, and it’s for a good cause as well.

Founded as a tribute to former EMS Chief Frank Wilson, the derby is a fundraiser for San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services, and all derby proceeds benefit SJI EMS.

The entry fee is $50.

Weekly prizes are awarded for the biggest fish of the week. Grand prizes await those with the three largest fish that hit the scales during the derby’s 10-week run. The grand prizes are:

1st Place — $1,000

2nd Place — $500

3rd Place — $250

But that’s not all. Cash and prizes will be awarded for the derby Mystery Fish and at an end-of-event raffle drawing.

Tickets can be purchased at King’s Marine Center, 110 Spring Street, Friday Harbor.

For info: 378-4593 or e-mail King’s Marine at kingsmarine@rockisland.com