Brysen Mitchell turned in the 26.8 pound fish at the Amalga weigh station on Sunday morning, according to the Golden North Salmon Derby’s unofficial results.
Mitchell is eligible for $11,600 in cash and prizes.
The winning fish is in line with the 24- to 26-pounders that have won the derby in recent years.
Andy Markovich turned in a 23.4 pound king, and Dennis Lavigne landed a 23.3 pounder to take third place in the derby. Both fish were also weighed in on Sunday.
The three-day derby wrapped up Sunday evening with proceeds going to the Territorial Sportsman’s scholarship fund.
Prizes will be handed out Thursday night at Centennial Hall.
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