Chamber of Commerce, Fishing

IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING

Submitted by Seward Chamber of Commerce –
Welcome to the 61st Silver Salmon Derby. Seward, Alaska, August 15.
The first day of the derby had a pretty good start even if the weather made it challenging for some of the anglers going out into the bay. The derby saw a good variety of silvers coming in to contend for the lead.  The men’s leader was Phil Collins from Sterling bringing in a beauty weighing in at 14.41 pounds and Michele Droege of Anchorage with her 14.47 pounder taking the women’s and overall lead.  For the youth leader, 8 year old Hazel Fuhs out of Anchorage brought in whopping 12.38 pound silver that is definitely something to be proud of.

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Derby tickets are $10.00 for a day and $50.00 for the entire derby.  With a derby ticket you can win a tagged fish that can be worth $50,000.00, 2 round-trip tickets from Alaska Airlines or the Derby Double, a 2016 Chevy Silverado and a 2016 Chevy Equinox.  All fifteen fish were tagged earlier this week within Resurrection Bay.  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 this Great Alaskan event go to http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/seward-silver-salmon-derby-august/ – Alaska Starts Here! Or call The Seward Chamber of Commerce at (907) 224-8051.

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