Salmon derby winner nets $3,000

Wrangell’s king salmon derby, back after a three-year hiatus, closed June 30, ahead of the Fourth of July celebration. The biggest fish of the derby went to Trevor Acker, who caught a 36.9-pound king salmon near Found Island on June 17, netting a $3,000 first place award.

While the number of derby participants was not available Tuesday, Stephanie Cook, one of the organizers, said there was a good turnout this year. “There were definitely more people who were excited about it.”

Second place went to Randy Churchill, with a 36-pound catch on June 22, also off Found Island. Steve Keller took third...


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