Winner of the American Legion Salmon Derby on Orcas
San Juan Island resident Rustie Mager, shown above, won the 38th Annual American Legion Salmon Derby on Orcas Island.
Ninety-two fishermen and women joined the derby, which had 39 salmon weighed in over the weekend of Jan 28-29. Participants enjoyed winning door prizes that were donated by local businesses.
Mager’s winning catch was 20 pounds, 11 ounces. She took home a check for $1,100.
Nelson “Spud” Goodsell quoted Mager as saying “it was a brute that whacked the new Silver Horde TWO FACE spoon on extra long 25 lb leader.”