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.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.