McKnight named official winner

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) James McKnight was certified as the official winner of the Salmon Derby by the Territorial Sportsman Board.

    McKnight's coho salmon of 17.7 pound is the lightest ever to win the derby.   Nicole Ng finished second at 17.2 pounds, Paul Curry and David Abel tied for third with 17 pounds event, and Sean McKeown finished off the top five with a salmon of 16.9 pounds.

    Rounding out the top 10 were Justin Thornton, 16.8 pounds, Isaac Gabel 16.7 pounds, Matt Dull 16.7 pounds, Colton Johns at 16.6 pounds and Carrie Bohan at 16.4 pounds.

    The derby collected 25,081 pounds of coho salmon, 65 pounds of chum, 209 pounds of sockeye and 17 pounds of pink salmon.

    The awards ceremony is planned for Thursday night at 5:30 pm at Centennial Hall.

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