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Southeast Alaska salmon derby digest

Posted: June 8, 2012 - 12:02am  |  Updated: June 13, 2012 - 9:46am

An Unofficial listing of ports, dates, and leading fish

The unofficial winning fish of the Juneau Spring King Salmon Derby was a 38.4 lb fish (cleaned and gilled) as of May 31.

Wrangell’s salmon derby started up on May 12 and runs through June 10. The leading fish as of June 3 is 46.5 lbs (round weight).

Petersburg’s four-day salmon derby started Friday, May 25, and wrapped up on Monday, May 28, with the unofficial winning fish being a 45.6 lb fish (in the round). The 309 Chinook salmon entered into the 2012 Petersburg derby is 8 percent below the recent five-year average of 336 entered fish.

The Sitka salmon derby’s winning fish after the two-weekend derby was a 41.4 lb fish (in the round), and a total of 597 fish were entered, which is 22 percent higher than the recent five-year average of 489 total entered fish for the Sitka derby.

Ketchikan’s salmon derby (with one weekend left to go) is being led by a 43.2 lb (in the round) Chinook salmon. The derby has had 447 entered fish (15 percent lower than the recent five-year average of 527 fish for the first two weekends of the derby), and is on track for approximately 703 fish being entered for the entire derby. The recent five-year average for the total number of derby entered fish for the entire derby is 825 fish.

The Haines salmon derby’s winning fish after the two-weekend derby was 41.9 lb fish (in the round), with a total of 48 fish entered.

Pelican’s salmon derby occurs June 1-3 and June 8-10, and the leading fish as of June 3 is 17.1 lbs (gutted and gilled).

Juneau’s Golden North Salmon derby will run August 10-12.

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