|WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL GOLDEN NORTH SALMON DERBY WEBSITE!
The 71st Annual
Golden North Salmon Derby
August 11, 12, &
King Salmon will NOT
be accepted this year due to the
Alaska Department of Fish and Game king salmon retention closure
Sport Fish News Release
2017 Awards Night!
Derby Prizes will be awarded Thursday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.
at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Center (ANB Hall).
Scholarship and Special Prizes will
be available starting at 5:30 pm
will be posted here on August
- Prize winners or designated representatives must attend the awards ceremony.
- Winners must present their entry and weigh-in ticket stubs at the ceremony in order to claim their prize.
- Winners of the Scholarship Fund Prizes and Special Prizes must show their scholarship ticket to claim their prize from Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. at the awards ceremony.
- Drawing will be done after the derby and prize will be available at Awards night.
- Winners must have their derby ticket with them to collect the prize.
The Top 71
first 71 contestants catching the largest salmon
will have their choice of any one of the prizes
except that first prize goes to the largest fish
and prize number 71 is reserved for the person
catching the 71st top weight.
With the exception of the 1st
and 71st place prizes, the 2nd place
finisher gets his or her choice of any remaining
prize, then the 3rd place winner and so forth,
until all prizes are claimed. Only one of the
top 71 prizes will be awarded to each
contestant. In case of a tie, the earliest
entered weighed fish will receive the highest
standing. If winners or their designated
representative are not present on awards night
to claim prizes, unclaimed prizes will revert to
the derby committee.
64th Golden North Salmon Derby winner TED QUINN won with a 26.0-lb King!!
(photo courtesy of Juneau Empire)
The Golden North Salmon Derby is a fun filled summer fishing event that began in 1947. People from all walks of life in the community participate. Families, people (young and the young-at-heart) that love to fish, and even some who don't but want to support the purpose of the Derby spend the week-end in pursuit of Kings and Cohos and the chance to compete for the prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Those that turn in fish that are not competing for the top "weightiest" fish receive thank you prizes in appreciation for providing these fish to sell for scholarships for Juneau's young people. The proceeds from the sale of these fish minus the expenses of cleaning and handling are given to the Territorial Sportsmen Scholarship Foundation.
Since 1953 the Territorial Sportsmen Scholarship Foundation has awarded 305 scholarships totaling over 1.7 million dollars to deserving young people.
Four year scholarships for graduating High School seniors are available as well as scholarships for graduate study. Scholarships for vocational training are available as well.
Please join us in investing in our young people!