Almost too much sun, as derby completes first weekend

  • Sep. 17, 2012 2:00 p.m.

submitted by the Sandspit Rod and Gun Club-You can catch bigger coho but you can’t beat this weekend weather. It was almost too much sun and would have made July proud. The fishing was spotty and slow but there was enough action on the water and from the shore to keep interest up.It was also a great weekend at ‘the Shack’ as Ray K served up the hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. to keep everyone happy. The highlight had to be his Sunday sourdough pancakes as a hearty and hungry bunch showed up to get their share. It is said his Sunday breakfast is the best on Moresby Island and the other eateries won’t even compete. West Coast Resorts, through Bridgeview, donated a good deal of food items for derby use. Thanks, Don.Of course there are the fish stories that make this event what it is. First the 22-pound spring caught in Copper Bay, nice fish, wrong kind. Then the coho caught from shore that spit the hook but wrapped itself up in the line so it couldn’t get away and the group that spent more time finding the lost crab trap and no crabs then they did fishing. As stated earlier, you can catch bigger coho next weekend!1st Weekend Results1. Bill Yovanovich 13 lbs. 9 oz.2. Kim Goetzinger 11 lbs. 4 oz.3. Shain Olson 10 lbs. 3 oz.4. Carter Olson 9 lbs. 13 oz.5. Laura Hui 9 lbs. 01 oz.6. Les Wourms 8 lbs. 14 oz.7. Kole Jones 8 lbs. 12 oz.8. Flavian Mabit 8 lbs. 10 oz.9. Tyler Jones 6 lbs. 04 oz.10. Verna Hunter 5 lbs. 11 oz.Top Ladies1. Kim Goetzinger 11 lbs. 4 oz.2. Laura Hui 9 lbs. 1 oz.Juniors1. Dave Putterill 12 lbs. 12 oz.2. Justin Robinson 7 lbs. 4 oz. Weekend Winners1. Bill Yovanovich 13 lbs. 09 oz.2. Dave Putterill (junior) 12 lbs. 12 oz.20 fish were weighed in. A good turnout and lots of interest as ticket sales are doing well. Stay safe and keep the lines tight.

Just Posted

Immediate deal to reinstate AMHS in Prince Rupert not out of the question: Mayor Brain

B.C., Alaska officials fail to sign ferry deal in Juneau to reinstate service from Ketchikan

‘It affects everybody:’ Trudeau’s brownface photos worry Wet’suwet’en chief

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Liberal candidate declines to comment on prime minister’s indiscretion

Haida Gwaii art gala seeks submissions

Annual fundraiser supports local artists and programs

PHOTO GALLERY: Masset takes off on Terry Fox Run

More than $1,000 raised for Terry Fox Foundation

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

‘He’s trying to kill me’: Victoria police commandeer boats to reach screaming woman

No charges laid and civilians to be awarded honours after incident on Gorge Waterway

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

Teens charged in stabbing death of B.C. man in strip mall parking lot

Two youths, aged 15 and 16, charged in Aug. 16 killing of South Surrey’s Paul Prestbakmo

Forestry watchdog warned B.C. government about Bamfield Road in 2008

Ombusman’s specific concerns re-surface in wake of bus crash that killed two students

Photos surface of Conservative candidate at B.C. event with people in blackface

The controversial “Black Peter” character has been a feature at Sinterklaas celebrations

Most Read