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Salmon derby to open Saturday


The scale needle tipped at 74.4 pounds in summer 1955, and it’s stayed there ever since.

Local and visiting anglers will have their chance at unseating Doris Iverson’s record Salmon Derby catch – still on display at the Wrangell Museum – starting this Saturday with the opening of the annual Wrangell Salmon Derby. The event has drawn dozens of anglers to local waters since 1953 in search of the elusive record-breaker – the runner up was eight pounds lighter, a 66.1-pound fish boated in 1974 by Max Dalton – or at least a fish big enough to win the annual crown.

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