Thirteen year old Ryan Beason is the only repeat winner of the Golden North Salmon Derby. To top it off, he also managed to do it on consecutive years with identical fish each caught on the first day of the derby. He explains that he and his dad Randy briefly talked about a possible repeat performance shortly before the derby’s start. Related Link: Golden North Salmon Derby
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