Eric Halstead still on top of salmon derby leader board


Starting the final week of the Wrangell King Salmon Derby, Eric Halstead was holding his lead with a 43.4-pound catch.

Almost four dozen fish had been weighed in as of Sunday evening, with no one coming close to Halstead in the second week of competition. The derby opened June 15, and Halstead hooked his leader on June 17.

The derby runs through 9 p.m. Sunday, with $7,900 in cash prizes.

The largest king salmon entered in the derby will win $3,000; second place is worth $2,000; and third place wins $1,000.

As of Sunday evening, Stanley Johnson was in second place, with a 41.8-pound king tha...

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