John Fernen wins king salmon derby at 42.5 pounds

 


A total of just 15 salmon were caught and entered the past two weekends for Wrangell’s 68th King Salmon Derby.

The top three adult entries won cash prizes, as did the top three kids ages 12 and under.

In the adult category, John Fernen caught the biggest king at Point Ward on June 25, weighing in at 42.5 pounds. Second place went to Mark Soeteber with his 30-pound king, caught at Burg Bay on June 17. Neal Soeteber landed in third place with a 27-pound king caught at Kindergarten Bay on June 25. The prizes were $800, $400 and $200, respectively.

Only three kids entered catches in this year...



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