It is amazing how time flies by.
It seems like Christmas was only last week and suddenly here it is practically springtime. I know I maybe jumping ahead of myself a little bit but the days are certainly getting longer and the morning bird activity is already in full swing.
This is a wonderful time of year here on San Juan Island because we are on the backside of the shorter days of winter and are getting ready to spring into a new period of growth. This is the time of year when we can expect a warm spring day as well as enjoy a cool rainy night nestled by the fireplace.
Fortunately, for us year rounder’s here on the “Rock” the winter has actually been relatively mild with no major snow or ice storms which most of us are thankful for.
One of the exciting activities that has been happening this winter has been the fishing. Blackmouth Salmon have been caught in record numbers. So, if you are an angler grab your rod and hit the water. To add to the excitement there is a weekly contest for the biggest fish caught.
The Frank Wilson Blackmouth Fishing Derby is currently completing its third week of a 10 week long contest. Pete Nelson won the first week with a 16.07 beauty and Pat Nash pulled out a first prize last week with a 10.22 pounder. Who will win this week?
To be a part of this wonderful event you need to get your fish weighed at Kings meat department by 5pm and fill out the weigh slip which are collected each night.
Good Luck and here’s to enjoying an early Spring.