After a slow, rough water opener, the winter chinook or "blackmouth" season kicked into high gear!
The first weekend of November dawned flat calm, sunny and blackmouth were in a biting mood. Add a little friendly competition in the form of the 20th annual Bayside Marine Salmon Derby and you have a recipe for a great time!On the first day of the derby, Jay Field, Robbo and I had a good outing for some decent fish weighing in a total of 28.3 pounds
Our catch did not approach the largest fish of the derby which was a 15.5 pound dandy taken by Glen Helton aboard Bill "Hot Plug" Hayes boat, good for the $2000 grand prize!
Total weight was taken by Team Overkill comprised of Dave Pitcher and Dave Buckley who weighed in a whopping 31.3 pounds of blackmouth and was awarded $1100 for their efforts!
Look for my blog detailing the event later this morning.