Three days of derby fishing amounts to almost $44,000-dollars toward the Territorial Sportsmen Scholarship Fund.
Participants of the Golden North Salmon Derby caught more than 30,000 pounds of salmon. Almost 28,000 of that was coho, which reflects a drop in the number of kings caught.
Derby chair Mike Satre says all the fish were sold to Alaska Glacier Seafoods.
“We were seeing just about a $1.25 per pound on the cohos and it’s $4 per pound for a good bright, bright king salmon. All the fish turned in for the derby, it averaged about $1.41 a pound when you look at everything all together.”
Satre says the total weight of salmon sold was a fifty percent increase from last year’s amount.
The Territorial Sportsmen gives out scholarships to several graduates of Juneau’s school district for college and vocational school.
Derby awards will be given tomorrow night at Centennial Hall.
On top of getting $10,000 in cash, first place winner Jody Hass and her family get to ride to the event in a limo.
- Over the past several years, fishery managers have placed extremely tight harvest restrictions on king salmon fishing in the Yukon River. The hope is that conservation will lead to larger runs.
- After new federal plans were set in motion last year, old growth logging in Alaska’s national forests is on its way out. Still, the feds have to make some timber sales available in the Tongass.
- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking for the public’s help in reporting sightings of mule deer around the Interior.
- The former national security adviser is refusing to turn over documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.