Timothy Forbes and his 44.6-pound Chinook held the lead through the final weekend of the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby, and won the 66th annual competition.
Following closely in second place is Martin Murr, who turned in a 43.4-pound fish Sunday at Bar Harbor. Murr knocked William Pattison’s 41-pounder into third position.
The prize this year for turning in the largest king salmon includes $10,000 cash.
In the youth division, Brendon Nix held the first-place spot that he gained the first day of
the derby. He turned in his 27.4-pound fish at Mountain Point on May 25th. In second place is Samantha Zink, who clinched that prize with a 26.8-pounder turned in Sunday at Bar Harbor. And just behind her in third place is Ava Elerding, with a 26.6-pound king, caught June 1st.
The youth first-place prize package includes cash, plus fishing and camping gear.
In addition to the top prizes, the derby offers many other awards in a variety of categories. The derby awards ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. June 21st at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.
For more details, visit the derby website at http://ketchikankingsalmonderby.com/