May 31, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 23

46.5 lb. fish wins Salmon Derby for Cumps

The 31st annual Salmon Derby brought in over 300 fish ranging in weight from 8.1 to 45.6 pounds.

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First place winner Thomas Cumps displays his 45.6 pound fish, caught Sunday morning.

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce sponsored event took place over the Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28. First prize was $7,500 cash, a derby jacket and hat and free processing by Tonka Seafoods; second prize was $3,500 cash, a derby sweatshirt and hat and third prize was $2,750 cash and a derby sweatshirt and hat. Prizes will be awarded Thursday night (May 31) at 7 p.m. at the PFI cookhouse.

This year’s top fish weighed in at 45.6 pounds and was caught by Thomas Cumps.

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