Chamber of Commerce, Fishing

Come Rain Or Shine, The Fishing Is Divine during the 61st Silver Salmon Derby

chamberSeward, Alaska, August 18, 2016 ­

“The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t” Patrick F. Mcmanus

The Seward Silver Salmon Derby has seen choppy seas and soggy weather but that hasn’t stopped anglers from fishing out of Seward. Each day anglers bring in their fish trying to beat their own record as well as to win this year’s derby.

The last few days we have seen excitement at the Derby Booth.

Otto Hanson from Ninilchik won 2 round­trip tickets from Alaska Airlines when he caught a tagged Silver. Fourteen tagged silvers remain. In the new prize category this year, heaviest from a kayak, Yang VaToua brought in a 12.29 pounder. Gerald Leckness has the heaviest silver caught from a sailboat at 12.13 lbs

Top Five Overall

1st – 15.42 Nick Hunter ­ of Anchorage

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2nd – 14.97 Darlene Neighbours of Knoxville, TN

3rd – 14.48 Jerry Soukup of Anchorage

4th – 14.47 Michele Droege of Anchorage

5th – 14.45 Darrell Lamping of Kenai

Youth Leader –  13.27 Gage Brody of Anchorage

Daily entry tickets are $10.00.  Anglers can win a tagged fish worth $50,000, $10,000, $5,000, and ten $1,000 – or the Derby Double, a 2016 Chevy Silverado and a 2016 Chevy Equinox. There are daily prizes and different categories that the entire family can participate in. Be sure to check us out on our Facebook page and for more information about the oldest derby in Alaska, visit our Facebook page Alaska Starts Here! Or call The Derby Booth at (907) 224­-2009.

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