King salmon derby returns after missing past 3 years

Wrangell’s first king salmon derby since 2017 is just days away from dropping hooks in the water.

The derby opens Tuesday and will run through June 30, ending in time for the start of the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The community’s 66th king derby had been on hold the past few years, due to weak salmon runs.

Derby tickets, at $25 each, and the derby booklet with rules and fishing area map will be available this week at Angerman’s, the Totem Bar, Sentry Hardware and the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce office in the Stikine Inn, said Stephanie Cook, of the chamber. The chamber is the derby...


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