Coho derby off to a good start

  • Sep. 24, 2008 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by the Sandspit Rod & Gun Club-The first weekend got the derby off to a good start. Good weather, and keen fishers bringing in some nice coho. The competition will be intense as some big fish were weighed in. Good to see some familiar names among the top ten again.For those not familiar with the derby, it is a saltwater fishing contest conducted over four consecutive weekends (Sept. 20-Oct. 12) to catch the biggest coho in the Skidegate Inlet (east) and Copper Bay areas. A derby ticket is needed to fish for a top ten position. There is a junior category that does not require a ticket. Fish can be caught from a boat or the shore on a Saturday or Sunday of the derby and must be weighed at the Copper Bay ‘shack’. The scales close at 8 pm. Saltwater regulations apply (four coho in open water and two coho in most tidal estuaries).Food is available at the ‘shack’ where Ray K. keeps the grill hot and the scales ready to weigh. Volunteers are needed to help around the ‘shack’ taking orders, prepping food and collecting fees, so please give Ray a hand.The results for the first weekend:Alex Matson 15 lbs 15 ozAndrea Schabernak 15 lbs 9 ozBev Collinson 15 lbs 8 ozArt Wagenstein 15 lbs 4 ozChris Diebold 14 lbs 12 ozTyler Zeller 13 lbs 14 ozLes Wourms 11 lbs 15 ozBert Salanski 8 lbs 12 ozJason Wourms 7 lbs TBANice to see the ladies in the top ten and giving the men a run for their money. There were 18 fish weighed in and most of them bigger than last years first weekend fish. It was heard that the MV Toa’ Dee II was having engine problems and that was causing the owner some anxiety to go along with his intensity.

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