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Wrangell to host coho salmon derby through August

 

August 9, 2018

Illustration by Tawney Flores

The coho salmon derby kicks off this weekend, and runs every weekend until September . Anyone with a fishing rod is welcome to take part in the coho derby. According to Alicia Holder, with the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, the city has done coho salmon fishing derbies in the past, but this is the first one in a long time. They were common in the 1970s, she said, but the last derby dedicated to coho salmon was sometime in the '80s. The common salmon to fish for in Wrangell in recent years, she said, has been king salmon.

"This year, unfortunately, we were not able to hold the king salmon der...



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