Fishing Tough During Stockade Market’s Pinkfin Derby

Following a weekend of good fishing for pinkfin surfperch on the Umpqua above Winchester Bay, the fishing turned tough over Memorial Day Weekend. Anglers trying to win a spinning reel or a $25 gift certificate during the Stockade Market’s Annual Pinkfin Derby over Memorial Day Weekend were forced to weigh in perch weighing around a pound – In fact, Ryan Ericson won the big perch for Sunday with a pinkfin weighing one pound and four tenths of an ounce that was caught casting sand shrimp from shore at Osprey Point. Ironically, less than a week earlier an angler casting a large spinner for salmon at Half Moon Bay hooked and landed a pinkfin weighing nearly three pounds.

Ryan Erickson's redtailed surfperch barely weighed a pound - yet won him his coice of a spinning reel or a $25 gift certificate from the Stockade Market.

Ryan Erickson’s redtailed surfperch barely weighed a pound – yet won him his choice of a spinning reel or a $25 gift certificate from the Stockade Market.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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