Sandra Dunn of Juneau has been fishing in the Golden North Salmon Derby for more than 25 years. This turned out to be her year to take home first place.
Dunn pulled in a 24.8-pound king salmon for a top prize of $10,000 in cash and other prizes that make up a total value of $11,555.
Dunn described her victory in one word: “exciting.”
Like every angler that enters the contest, Dunn had thoughts of how nice it would be to place, but she was more there to have a good time with family. After all, she’d fished the Derby for so many years and this had yet to happen.