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By Annette Shacklett
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Time remains to catch Derby money fish


Leon Youngblood | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Fishers cast out from the shore at Lowell Point over the weekend. All the beaches around the bay and boats in the bay have been busy with folks seeking the big money fish in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby.

The 60th Seward Silver Salmon Derby is in full swing and there's still plenty of time to catch a big money coho.

Kelly Landry of Kenai holds the number 1 position for the heaviest fish at press time with a 14.92 pounder caught at the head of Resurrection Bay.

Last year's heaviest fish weighed in at 17.67 pounds and the record is a 22.24 pounder brought in by Shirley Baysinger in 2002.

This year's heaviest fish will win the fisher $10,000. The second biggest fish gets $5,000 and the third $2,500.

Tagged fish are still lurking in the waters, too. The Seward Chamber of Commerce reported this week that a fisher was about to land a tagged fish when it spit out the hook and took off.

One of the tagged fish will win $50,000. Another will take home Chevy Silverado and one that wins a Chevy Equinox. Plus a $10,000 and $5,000 fish.

There's a prize for the biggest fish brought in each day.

The Derby ends Sunday at noon and an awards ceremony and salmon bake is planned in the afternoon at Branson Pavilion


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