Oak Harbor fishermen win at Anacortes Derby

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Oak Harbor's Michael Beard, left, holds up his third-place 21.4-pound fish at the Anacortes Salmon Derby. Ferndale's Ted Radke, center, won (21.72 pounds) and Bellngham's Mike McCauley, right, placed second (21.51).
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Steve Berentson

Oak Harbor fishermen claimed two firsts in the Anacortes Salmon Derby March 31 and April 1.

Adrian Gaudreau won the Active Military Division with a 14.83 pounder, and Stanley Reed took the Over 70 Division with an 8.28-pound fish.

Oak Harbor's Michael Beard finished third overall with a 21.4 pounder; Nathanael Stanford was ninth at 15.26.

Beard received $2,500 for his efforts.

Ferndale's Ted Radke won the event and $15,000 with a 21.72-pound fish; Bellingham's Mike McCauley was second at 21.51 pounds and received $5,000.

The derby included 211 fish weighed in for an 8.6 average.

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