Submitted by Gail Henry-The 53rd annual Coho Derby got off to a roaring start, southeast roar that is. Alex says it was more than a tempest in a teapot, quite the ride back from Copper Bay, we are told, and the motor not performing perfectly.
The Copper Bay Shack is up and performing perfectly though! Ray’s sourdough pancakes are as good as ever and the hamburgers are a meal in themselves. Shack hours and weigh-in times are 8 am to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is Sunday only, 8 am to 11 am, however the coffee is always on. Bev says the skunk odor (crib) will be gone by next Saturday. Fishing supplies, licences and derby tickets are available too.
Even with the southeast weather coho were caught, 14 weighed in and there are reports of some nice ones getting away. Big fish for the weekend goes to Ken Anderson at 13 lbs 11 oz, followed by Tyler Zeller 12 lbs 15 oz, Jeremy Botel 11 lbs 13 oz, Mark Grinder 11 lbs 11 oz, Daryl Wourms 10 lbs 11oz and Alex Matson 8 lbs 3 oz. No person can have more than one fish in the top ten.
There were no ladies or junior entries this week. With three more weekends to go there is plenty of opportunity to challenge for the 2006 coho bragging rights. Come out and try your luck and sample the food at the Shack. Lots of donations for prizes coming in and hidden weights and other categories provide possibilities.
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