Mindee Rawson took advantage of some good salmon fishing out of Westport to pick up a 29-pound, 13-ounce Chinook — and the pole position in the charterboat association’s monthly derby for big king, a contest with a top prize of $1,000.
The Bonney Lake angler caught her slab while fishing with Capt. Geoff Grillo of the Advantage on Saturday.
It was estimated to weight 34 pounds before gutting and gilling.
A 30-pound, 10-ounce fish, caught in late July, is in the overall lead for the top prize of $2,500 for biggest king of the summer, but if last year’s August catches are any indication, there may be bigger ones on the way this month.
“Fishing continues to be fantastic out of Westport with a lot of nice Chinook in the range of 16 pounds and up,” reports Bob Codiga of the association.