King salmon fishing derby dates set for mid-June
June 7, 2023
The annual Wrangell King Salmon Fishing Derby has been set for two weekends in June.
Rather than have the competition run over a full two weeks from mid-June to the beginning of July, it is scheduled for June 16, 17 and 18 — Father’s Day weekend — and the following weekend June 23, 24 and 25.
Fishing derby committee members met May 30 to discuss details and even whether or not to hold the event.
“People are going to be really disappointed if we cancel ours,” said Luana Wellons, assistant executive director of the chamber of commerce, which organizes the derby. “People have alrea...