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By Dan Rudy 

Salmon derby launches on Saturday

 

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Malia and Abe McIntyre and their children, Myla and Andrea, stand with the winning fish Malia caught last year off Found Island. Her 46.7 pound king topped the chart for the 2016 King Salmon Derby, and in addition to the $6,000 prize McIntyre also won the Week 4 $500 prize and a silver salmon bracelet, valued at $350.

The month-long King Salmon Derby will get to a start on Saturday, the 65th in Wrangell's long-running competition.

Wrangell's annual derby is organized by the Chamber of Commerce, and during its month long run draws close to 1,000 participants. Last year's grand prize winner was Malia McIntyre, who brought in a 46.7 pound king salmon toward the end of the derby. As with last year, first prize for 2017 will yield a $6,000 jackpot. Additional prizes for second through fourth place are $4,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

There are other prizes scattered throughout the derby as well, with...



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