Angler lands 30-pound

  • WAYNE KRUSE / Outdoor Writer
  • Saturday, October 7, 2000 9:00pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do


Outdoor Writer

Despite limited saltwater opportunity in much of the state last month, local anglers managed to find some really big salmon. Try a 37-pound king, for instance, or a nearly 16-pound silver. Freshwater fishermen also did well, led by a smallmouth bass of just under 6 pounds, from big Lake Rooselvlt.

Entries for September are as follows:

1. Dwight Ware, Mountlake Terrace, caught the largest chinook of his fishing career off San Juan County Park, while vacationing near Friday Harbor. The 37-pounder was weighed at Friday Harbor Seafoods.

2. Devon Masseth, Lake Stevens; 17 pounds even, Nov. 11, fishing the Samish River with eggs. Entered by Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods, Lake Stevens.

1. Anthony Steen, Burlington; 5 pounds, 15 ounces, casting a crankbait on Lake Roosevelt near Keller’s Ferry. Entered by Triangle Beverage, Snohomish.

1. Tracy Jones, Seattle; 15 pounds, 14 ounces, Sept. 16, trolling at 60 feet with downriggers and a flasher/squid rig off Columbia Beach. Weighed by Craig Reedy’s AAA Charters, Everett.

2. Ronald Paynter Sr., Everett; 13 pounds, 8 ounces, trolling in Area 9. Weighed at Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods.

3. Mike Royal, Marysville; 12 pounds, 2 ounces, Sept. 13, trolling flasher and green squid at the shipwreck. Weighed at Hook, Line &Sinker, Smokey Point.

4. Steve Banks, Lake Stevens; 11 pounds, 8 ounces, Sept. 15, trolling flasher and squid in Area 8. Weighed at Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods.

5. Megan Frazier, Marysville; 10 pounds, 13 ounces, Sept. 23, trolling a fly off Mukilteo. Weighed at John’s Sporting Goods, Everett.

6. Tom Wyles, Lake Stevens; 10 pounds, 5 ounces, Sept. 13, trolling flasher and squid in Area 9. Weighed at Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods.

7. Kevin Arndt, Granite Falls; 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Sept. 9, trolling flasher and squid on Possession Bar. Weighed at Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods.

8. Howard Spafford, Lake Stevens; 7 pounds even, Sept. 25, fishing a Dick Nite spoon at the mouth of the Wallace River. Weighed at Sky Valley Traders, Monroe.

1. Jay Lee, Snohomish; 9 pounds, 8 ounces, Sept. 15, drifting sand shrimp on the Skykomish. Weighed at McDaniels’ Do-It Center, Snohomish.

2. John Hoppe, Camano Island; 9 pounds, 7 ounces, Sept. 16, drifting Corky and yarn on the Skykomish. Weighed at Hook, Line &Sinker.

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