2017 Golden North Salmon Derby

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Rob and Gary Smith participate in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fishermen participate in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby near Point Retreat on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Jeff Nichols, left, and Mike Olsen with a silver salmon the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Jeff Nichols, left, watches as Mike Olsen brings in a silver salmon during in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dylan Kubley and Abbey Wilwert bring in a silver salmon during in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Trevin Carlie and Sharon Burns show their excitement about silver salmon caught during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dylan Kubley and Abbey Wilwert participate in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Michael Clemens and Dawn Jeroux with one of their silver salmon during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Katie McKeown, left, Florian Wade, Ibrahima Diouf and John Wade show off their silver salmon during in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Derby offical Lynn Ladig is ready with her slow sigh at the start of the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Martin Harrington, left, and Brian Bach take care of silver salmon turned into the weight station at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay for the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dylan Kubley and Abbey Wilwert show off some of the silver salmon they caught during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fishermen participate in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fishermen participate in the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Boats gather near Cordwood Creek to fish for cohos during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fishermen pass two officals boats in Gastineau Channel at the start of the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Douglas Harbor at the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A humpback whale dives in Favorite Channel on Friday, August 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Description

As of  Friday afternoon, exactly 60 fish had been turned in at Auke Bay. Every boat the Empire talked to from the deck of the Sea Pirate, the Melino’s Marine Services boat we reported from Friday, had at least one fish on board.

None were catching more than Dylan Kubley, who had 10 fish on board by 1:30 p.m. Kubley and his partner Abbey Wilwert were shaking smaller coho from their lines to stay out longer. They would have had to quit fishing if either landed their sixth fish — that would have put them at Fish and Game’s daily limit for coho.

“We shook probably 12 cohos and 20 kings,” Kubley said. “Right before you guys showed up we had a king, a nice 31 incher we had to shake.”

Read more about the 2017 Golden North Salmon Derby here.

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