Chamber still working on plans for salmon derby


April 10, 2024

The chamber of commerce would like to put on the community’s 69th king salmon derby this year but hasn’t figured out the details, as it takes into consideration the state’s efforts to limit fishing in the area to help preserve and rebuild returns to the Stikine River system.

“We’d love to have one,” chamber executive director Tommy Wells said of a king derby. The chamber is working on plans and hopes to have details soon, he said.

Catch numbers in the past two king derbies confirm the weak runs and sportfishing restrictions.

District 8 in front of Wrangell and the Stikine River is closed again...

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