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.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.
- The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika virus in the state July 22, belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
- Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The 2 billionth salmon was landed sometime, by someone, on July 6, 2016.
- The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state’s parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions.