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Forrester apparent salmon derby winner

Rick Forrester appears to be the unofficial winner of the Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby. Forrester caught the prize-winning fish the first weekend of the derby and never lost the lead. The top Chinook weighed in at 42 pounds even. He checked in at Knudson Cove on Memorial Day.  This is the lightest weigh fish to ever win the derby in its 67 year history.

In second place is Antonio Chavarria with a 41-point-five pound king. He also caught his king on Memorial Day.

Vincent Nanez claims the third spot with a 35-point-two pound Chinook .

The top sport in the youth ladder held this last weekend as well.

Mason Willet claimed first with at 28-point-three  pound king salmon.

Brooklyn Willet brought in a 25.9 pounder for second place.

Vannessa Wood is in third place on the youth ladder with a 23.1 pound king.

Results are unofficial. Official results will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 19th beginning at 6:30 pm at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

326 fish were weighed in the final weekend. A total of 823 fish were entered over the three weekend event.

You can follow the link below for more details about the derby.

ketchikankingsalmonderby.com

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