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Petasek takes lead with 44.4 pound king at end of derby's 2nd week


June 06, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - By the end of the second week of the 59th Annual King Salmon Derby, Lyle Petasek took the lead with a 44.4 pound king salmon pushing Misty Pattison to second place on the ladder. Petasek's king was weighed in at the Knudson Cove Marina.

According to Ketchikan CHARR, sponsors of the derby, 1,097 anglers checked out during the 2nd weekend of the derby (June 3 & 4) and entered 304 king salmon.

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Luke and Lora Stamm. Luke weighed in at the Knudson Cove Marina with a 33.8 pound king during the first week of the derby. Stamm is listed at 15th place on the ladder at the end of the second week.
Photo courtesy Knudson Cove Marina

More than $80,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in 2006. There are 30 prize rungs on the ladder in addition to a variety of special prize categories. This year's derby winner will take home more than $12,000 in cash plus other prizes.

The final week of the 59th Annual King Salmon Derby will be held on June 10th and 11th.

According to Ketchikan CHARR, derby tickets for the 2006 Ketchikan King Salmon Derby are available at the following ticket sale outlets:  Clover Pass Resort, Knudson Cove Marina, Lighthouse Grocery, Safeway, Newtown Liquor, Murray Pacific, Tongass Trading, and South Tongass Service.

Craig Cannon claimed the top prize last year with a 49.7 pound king.


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Weeks 1 & 2 Unofficial Special Prize Categories at June 5, 2006:

  • Biggest King in a 16 foot or less Skiff: Henry Brannon, 34.6# King
  • Angler between the age of 6 and 15 for Week 1: Connor Mickel, 31.1# King
  • Angler between the age of 6 and 15 for Week 2: Colby Slanaker 31.1# King
  • Angler w/Alaska Fish & Game Permanent Fishing License: Mary Whitesides, 41.5# King

Weeks 1 & 2 Daily Drawings at June 5, 2006:

  • Day 1 - May 27, 2006: Kris Williams, 19.1# King
  • Day 2 - May 28, 2006: Mark Johnson, 19.4# King
  • Day 3 - May 29, 2006: John Dempsey, 25.6# King
  • Day 4 - June 3, 2006: Dennis Northrup, 26.4# King
  • Day 5 - June 4, 2006: Benjamin Atwood, 25.6# King


Related story:

Pattison holds lead with 41.9 pound king at end of derby's 1st week - By M.C. KAUFFMAN - Leading unofficially at the close Monday evening of the first weekend of the 59th King Salmon Derby is long time Ketchikan resident Misty Pattison. Pattison moved into the unofficial first place position with a 41.9 pound king. Pattison said she was very exicited about sitting in the first place spot on the derby ladder and plans to keep fishing until the derby ends. She said she caught her big king around Pup Island which is north of Ketchikan and near the Knudson Cove Marina. - More...
Tuesday - May 30, 2006


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