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Ketchikan King Salmon Derby
By Dan McQueen


July 19, 2011

Dear Editor,

I was just informed that one of the longest donating businesses to the King Salmon Derby may quit donating. I asked the owner I was talking to why they were that upset? His answer needs to be made public!

I was told that the Derby is allowing King Salmon that were snagged with weighted hooks out at Herring Cove to be entered into the Derby. I have to agree with the business owner, that just ain't right.

I for one believe if it ain't hooked in the mouth or at least the head it's snagging and not fishin'! I was also told that snagged fish placed on the prize ladder.

The last thing that the Ketchikan King Salmon derby needs is to be losing longtime sponsors because of allowing snagged fish to be entered into a Fishing (Not Snagging) Derby!

I hope for the sake of the Derby itself something is done about this before other sponsors start pulling out.

Dan McQueen
Ketchikan, AK

About: "30 Year Local Sport Fisherman"

Received July 15, 2011 - Published July 19, 2011



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