There’s one thing that is absolute when it comes to fishing in Juneau’s annual Golden North Salmon Derby: If you don’t fish, you can’t win prizes.
Take Tresamae Durand, for example. She turned in a 15.8-pound king salmon on the first day of this year’s derby. That was good enough for 66th place and $2,850 in winnings.
Not a bad day fishing, some would say.
In fact, this year’s derby, which is organized by the Territorial Sportsmen Inc., turned out to be a surprising success, Wayne Regelin, derby co-chair, said.