73rd Golden North Salmon Derby gets underway

    Douglas Check-In Station photo - Matt Walker

    A week later than scheduled, the Golden North Salmon Derby has begun as of Friday morning.

    The 73rd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby is now underway, entering its second day as of Saturday morning. The big story this year is the return of the king salmon to the competition. The top ten and beyond reflect this change with larger, twenty-plus pound salmons dominating the coho numbers. For reference, 2018 winner James McKnight's 17.7-pound coho would not qualify for the top 5 this year. 

    Featuring over 73 prizes, available over the entirety of the weekend, the Golden North Salmon Derby is one of the premier and long-standing fishing tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Started in 1947, the derby has become a Juneau institution each summer. Over its history, the derby and the Territorial Sportsmen have given over 305 scholarships to deserving high school students, totaling more than 1.7 million dollars. 

    For the first time in many decades, this year's edition of the derby had to be moved a week later, due to dangerous marine weather conditions.

    Juneau Radio Center stations are your source for up-to-the-minute action during the three-day Golden North Salmon Derby. Listen to KINY 800/94.9 for the most recent updates from Douglas, Amalga, and Auke Bay all weekend long.

    For unofficial results and derby information, visit Golden North Salmon Derby

    Top 10 (unofficial, as of Sunday AM)

    1     23-Aug-19     14:11     22.9     KING    DOUGLAS      DUNCAN     AUKE BAY
    2     24-Aug-19     10:29     20.8     King     Arthur     Drown     Douglas
    3     23-Aug-19     11:46     20.7     KING    MONIKA     WALKER     AUKE BAY
    4     24-Aug-19     10:25     20.6     King     Dave     Pusich     Douglas
    5     24-Aug-19     16:14     20.6     king     Greg     Lockwood     amalga
    6     24-Aug-19     12:58     20.5     KING    Steven     Peterson     AUKE BAY
    7     24-Aug-19     11:58     20.3     KING    Laurie     Godkin     AUKE BAY
    8     23-Aug-19     11:51     20.2     KING    SHAWN     BASS     Douglas
    9     24-Aug-19     8:58       20.1     KING    Trevor     Church     AUKE BAY
    10     24-Aug-19   14:24     20.1     KING    Sadie     Wright     AUKE BAY

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