It’s derby time!

Published March 26, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

The big tent is up and folks have started to arrive in town for the big Anacortes Salmon Derby, featuring a $15,000 prize for the top fish. The derby, based at Cap Sante Boat Haven, will bring hundreds of guests to Anacortes for two days of fishing culminating with an awards ceremony Sunday, March 28. This photograph is from the 2009 derby, with the top fish caught in the women’s division. Tickets were sold out long ago, but you can follow the action at

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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