Cunningham Holds On Through
Week Three To Win 63rd Annual Derby
June 15, 2010
Ketchikan, Alaska - Robert Cunningham had to wait from his home
in Nampa, Idaho, unable to participate in the final weekend of
the 63rd Annual Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby, and just hoping
that no one would best his 42.4-pound king caught during the
second weekend. He breathed a sigh of relief at 11:01 pm Mountain
Standard Time as the derby ended with him on top.
Robert Cunningham holds
on through week three to win 63rd Annual Derby with a 42.4-pound
king weighed in at Clover Pass Resort.
Photograph courtesy Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby
Cunningham, who has frequented Ketchikan over the years to fish
with local friends, has only participated in the derby one other
time. "It was the biggest king I've ever caught,"
he said by phone from his home. "Everyone keeps asking
me how long it took to reel in. To be honest, I can't remember.
I was so excited that I don't know how long it took."
The winning king was caught near Survey Point and spooled a bunch
of line the first time it got close to the boat. The second
time around the fish had tired and Cunningham's fishing partners
were able to net the fish worth $10,063. The fish was weighed
in at the Clover Pass Resort weigh-in station minutes after being
Embree (photo), the leader after week one, held on to finish
Sanderson (photo) swept in with a 27.8 pound king on June
12 and a 27.6-pound king on June 13, both weighed in at Clover
Pass Resort, winning the youth ladder introduced into this year's
derby. Sanderson's two entries earned him the top two spots
on the ladder, although derby rules will only allow him to be
eligible for one ladder prize. Matthew Jessen held the 3rd,
4th, and 5th places on the youth ladder with kings turned in
at Mountain Point on Friday.
Winners on both the adult and youth ladder will choose their
prize packages from over $90,000 in donated cash and prizes based
on their position on the ladder. The awards ceremony will take
place on Friday, June 18th, at 6:30 PM, at the Ted Ferry Civic
Center. Admission is free to derby participants. In addition
to prize selection, door prizes from local vendors will also
Results from the 63rd Annual Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby
will remain unofficial until the derby committee meets this week
to certify the results. All results are available online at
All anglers are encouraged
to check the results for accuracy and to report any discrepancies
to the derby committee prior to the results being certified.
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