Salmon in the San Juan Island waters have a lot to be nervous about this weekend as 1,000 anglers prepare to head out on their boats for the Anacortes Salmon Derby.
The seventh annual derby kicks off with pre-event activities on Friday. Fishing will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday. A no-host social is Saturday evening and a barbecue is Sunday afternoon before the awards ceremony at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Several Anacortes athletes placed in the top 10 at the Bedlington Twilight Meet March 22.
Anacortes dropped two matches last week, falling to Squalicum 5-2 on March 18 and to Bellingham 7-0 on Friday.
Anacortes has gotten off to a strong start in Northwest Conference play.
Anacortes split its non-conference games Saturday against Lynden and Sequim, losing to Lynden 6-2 then beating Sequim 8-7.
Anacortes finished last in a six-team field March 19 in a Northwest Conference tournament at Sudden Valley Golf & Country Club.