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Tickets available for coho and halibut derbies


Illustration by Tawney Flores

August is just around the corner, meaning it is almost time for Wrangell's annual fishing derby. Fishing derbies have been a longstanding tradition in Wrangell, and for many years the king salmon derby was a very popular event for locals and tourists. However, the king derby was set aside last year due to struggling stock numbers, and replaced with a coho salmon derby. Last year's coho derby saw 240 tickets sold and 106 salmon weighed in. This year, the chamber of commerce is offering tickets for two derbies: Coho and halibut.

The coho derby will run from Aug. 10 to Sept. 2. While last year...

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