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College freshman will take home top derby prize


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Overall Derby winner Kelley Krumm holds his 42.8-pound overall derby winner, which was hooked and boated Saturday afternoon near Southeast Cove. Krumm, who was on his second-ever trip to Alaska when he hooked the king, will attend Montana State University in the fall.

Kelley Krumm was in Wrangell for only the second time when the downrigger on his great uncle's boat began to dance.

About 4 p.m. Saturday, Krumm, of Anaconda, Montana, along with great-uncle Dave Svendsen and father Tom Krumm were deep into the second straight day of fishing. They'd seen fish in the mid-to-low 20s from the landing craft Tideline, constructed in Svendsen's shop. It was the last weekend for the Salmon Derby. They were in Southeast Cove and had herring and a flasher on the line.

"I had just dropped the downrigger down, and I turned around and my pole started bouncin'," the you...

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