Fishing Derbies in Puget Sound Making a Comeback

Posted: January 31, 2013  |  By: Mark Yuasa [The Seattle Times]

Salmon fishing derbies in Puget Sound date more than 80 years, and there has been a resurgence the past decade with the Northwest Salmon Derby Series.

The series kicks off this year with the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Feb. 7-9, and there are 14 more spread across Western Washington.

"The derby series is a terrific event, and allows us a chance to promote boating and sport fishing throughout the year," said George Harris, president of the Northwest Marine Trade Association, which supports the series.

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