61st Seward Silver Salmon Derby
August 13-21, 2016

The Seward Silver Salmon Derby(R) is one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in the State. Seward’s Derby is equally popular with locals, other Alaska residents, and visiting anglers from around the nation and world. Anglers vie for the largest Coho (Silver) Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth Prizes. Anglers turn their fish in daily, which are sold to raise funds for fish enhancement efforts and fisheries scholarships for graduating high school students.

Heaviest Fish:
1st- $10,000 – Mike Hanson 16.22 pound
2nd- $5,000 – Howard Lazar 16.18 pound
3rd- $2,500 – Nick Hunter 15.42 pound
4th- $1,000 Cabela’s Gift Card – Darlene Neighbours 14.97 pound
5th- $750 – Jerry Soukup 14.48 pound

Grand Prizes:
Tagged- $50,000
Tagged- $10,000
Tagged- $5,000
Tagged- $1,000
Tagged- His & Hers Vehicles 
Tagged- AK Airlines RT for 2 – Otto Hanson

Over 40 different prizes and categories to win, including mystery fish 49th heaviest, hotel stays, ASLC Family Adventure Passes, Kayak Trip, and so much more! 

Awards Ceremony & Salmon Bake at Branson Pavilion on Sunday afternoon, August 21st.

1st- $250 – John R. Ekelmann 13.76 pound
2nd- $100 – Gage Brody 13.27 pound
3rd- $50 – Jacob Grant 12.56 pound