Twelve salmon, not pink or chum, will be tagged and released in the Derby grounds. In accordance with the rules of the sponsors' agent, only one of these twelve fish will pay the $100,000 prize. The number of the winning tag will be selected by the agent of the sponsors before the start of the Derby and will not be known to Derby officials or the sponsors. When a tagged fish is turned in at a weigh-in station, Derby officials will follow the agent's procedure for determining if the fish is the $100,000 fish. This may take 24-36 hours. Persons turning in any of the other eleven tagged fish will be awarded $1,000 from the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc.
If you catch a tagged fish, do not remove the tag from the fish. To be eligible for any tagged fish prizes the fish must be presented to Derby officials with the tag still attached to the fish. In order to receive the $100,000 prize the winner may be required by the sponsors' agent, not the sponsor, to pass a polygraph examination.
Be sure to turn in all salmon, except pink and chum, for the scholarship fund. Don't take the chance of eating a fish that could be worth up to $100,000!
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