May 23, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 21

32nd Annual Salmon derby starts Friday

The 32nd Annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce King Salmon Derby gets underway this Friday morning at 7 a.m. The derby continues through the Memorial Day Weekend and ends Monday at 5 p.m.

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Ronald Smith landed this 60.5 lb. King Salmon Tuesday, May 21 where it was displayed at Coastal Cold Storage. Smith is a friend of local Dennis Heimdahl. Friday marks the start of the 32nd Annual King Salmon Derby sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Derby tickets are now on sale.

Two tagged fish will be available for anglers this year. Derby Committee member Doug Welde reported two King Salmon were tagged on Wednesday morning near Frederick Point. The tagged fish could bring a derby angler a chance at $5,000 from Hammer and Wikan and the other could garner a $10,000 prize sponsored by Alaska Marine Lines and the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Welde along with volunteers spent abo...

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