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Fishing Report 12/5/11

For a nice change of pace, the fishing report last week was actually very good. While crabbers are still catching enough Dungies to fill their dinner plates, Blackmouth fishermen had decent success around Elger Bay, Sandy Beach and in front of the State Park boat launch. Several fish each day were brought in and weighed at the store, with many more shakers and natives thrown back those same days. Most of the success was had trolling with spoons and herring near the bottom.

Glen is still in the lead of the Elger Bay running derby with his 15 pounder, but the competition is hot on his tail! One new participant landed a 19lb keeper but had just signed up for the derby that morning so we couldn’t weigh his fish for the contest. He vowed to keep at it though!

Crabbing closes at the end of this month but Chinook Salmon will stay open until April 30th.


December 5, 2011 Posted by | Fishing Reports | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Derby Signups extended

In order to raise more money for ServeItUp, the charity benefitting from our derby, we have decided to extend derby signups through all of Friday. However, anyone who signs up AFTER 7am may not weigh-in a fish until Saturday in order to prevent cheating. This also has the added benefit of increasing the amount of cash prizes that will be awarded! We close at 9pm nightly.

August 26, 2011 Posted by | Community Events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Salmon Derby Starts TOMORROW!

In case you missed my emails/posts or the ad in the crab cracker, or the hundreds of flyers around town, our Charity Salmon Derby is this Friday & Saturday, the 26th & 27th. Cost is $35 per person, kids under 13 fish FREE! Sign ups end Friday at 7am. Weigh-ins are from 10am-12pm Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday. Each participant can weigh only 1 Pink Salmon per day. Prizes will be awarded at 3pm on Saturday. There will be raffles for some FREE GASOLINE courtesy of Gull, as well as FREE hot dogs, chips & water on Saturday from 1:30-3:00pm as part of the event. Don’t have a boat? Don’t let that hold you back because Humpy Salmon can be caught from the beach just as easily as a boat!

What kind of prizes can you win? Well, cold hard CASH for starters! Then we have lots of non-cash prizes which I will list below so you can be even more motivated to enter:

7′ St Croix rod/reel combo
5 Assorted reels
2 weekday green fees from Camaloch Golf Course
Dr. Pepper cooler on wheels with built-in speakers
Lots of misc. tackle
Assorted gift baskets from Studio 271 and Karen’s Kitchen
$20 gift certificate to Islanders restaurant
2 one month memberships to Resilience Fitness
A massage from Studio 271
$35 gift certificate to Dos Reales restaurant
4 tickets to the 2011 Camano Island Chamber of Commerce Chili/Chowder Cookoff
1 year free rental on a mailbox from Copy This Mail That
And more by Saturday!

What better way to spend your weekend than fishing to win cash & prizes while benefiting a local charity!


August 25, 2011 Posted by | Community Events, Fishing Reports | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There’s a new derby leader in town…


Jeff Audet, owner of FISHBONES Guide Service on Camano Island, brought in an enormous 23lb 0oz Blackmouth today! This fish of course takes the lead in the Elger Bay Grocery running derby from Glen Helton with his 17lb 3oz fish that was caught back in November. There’s still 2 weeks left for all of you other anglers to get in on the derby action(must wait 3 days before weighing a fish though) with our wrap-up happening on Saturday, April 30th. Just think, this fish could’ve been yours if you had been Jeff’s customer today… 360-913-3107.

April 20, 2011 Posted by | Community Events, Fishing Reports, Sites you should see | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

25th Annual Hot Plug Derby – Feb. 19th-20th

Sign up today for the 25th Annual Hot Plug Blackmouth Derby, happening February 19th & 20th. Entry is $60 per person; sign up at Elger Bay Grocery, Camano Marine or Stanwood Eagles. Sign ups end on the 18th. This derby is happening no matter what the weather and everyone in the boat must be entered. WDFW rules and regulations apply. Fishing allowed in Marine Area 8-1 & 8-2 only.

For more info, call Ed Keller at 425-308-9437


February 3, 2011 Posted by | Community Events, Fishing Reports | , , , , | 1 Comment

Stanwood Eagles Fishing Derby Results

Here are the Results for the Stanwood Eagles Blackmouth Fishing Derby

Place Name Weight Winnings

1st Place Chad Cleary 13.11 lb $1500.00

2nd Place Glenn Helton 13.02 lb $ 670.00

3rd Place Gary Mickelson 13.01 lb $ 500.00

4th Place Bill Hayes 10.09 lb $ 335.00

5th Place Mark Kinsman 10.04 lb $ 167.00

There were 13 total Fish caught and 67 People entered.


April 21, 2010 Posted by | Community Events, Fishing Reports | , , , | Leave a comment

Salmon Derby THIS WEEKEND!

Friday night at 9pm is the deadline for sign ups for the Elger Bay Grocery 3rd 50/50 Charity Salmon Derby. You should see the pile of prizes I’ve got stockpiled, thanks to all of our generous sponsors! Not to mention that the more people who sign up; the more cash gets awarded to 1st – 3rd and the more we are able to donate to the charity!

Currently, it looks like fishing will be great this weekend; and so will the weather! What better way to spend an afternoon than to fish for prizes while simultaneously contributing to a great cause? The folks from the Safe Harbor Free Clinic in Stanwood(this year’s derby donation recipient) will be at the weigh-in table both days with info and brochures and to answer any questions you have about their organization.

Hope to see you there!


August 26, 2009 Posted by | About Us, Community Events | , , , , , | Leave a comment

22nd Annual Hot Plug Blackmouth Derby

22nd Annual Hot Plug Blackmouth Derby 

March 1st & 2nd

Fishing in areas 8-1 & 8-2 only

1st place – 45% of total entry fees

2nd place – 25% of total entry fees

3rd place – 15% of total entry fees

4th place – 5% of total entry fees

Many other prizes, including a Lamiglas Rock Creek Series IM7 Salmon/Steelhead rod from none other than Elger Bay Grocery!

Prizes awarded on Sunday, after weigh-in. Weigh-in is from 3pm – 4pm

Cost is $60 each, all persons in boat must purchase entry

Tickets can be purchased from 2/15 to 2/29 @ the Stanwood Eagles or at:

Jerry’s Surplus, Holiday Market & John’s Sporting Goods

and Elger Bay Grocery

For more information, contact Bill Hayes at 387-5638


February 8, 2008 Posted by | Community Events | , , , , , , | 1 Comment