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The 74th Annual Golden North
Salmon Derby for 2020 will be

August 14-16, 2020!

The Golden North Salmon Derby can only accept salmon species available for harvest under sportfishing regulations. If, due to conservation concerns, the Department of Fish and Game takes management action to restrict the take of any salmon species during the Derby weekend, we will only accept legally taken fish. Derby officials will do their best to inform the public of any such restrictions prior to and during the event.

2019 Awards Night!
Derby Prizes will be awarded Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

Scholarship and Special Prizes will be available starting at 5:30 pm

Results will be posted here on Wednesday, August 28th.

  • 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 73 Prizes!

The first 73 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 73 is reserved for the person catching the 73rd top weight. With the exception of the 1st and 73rd 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 73 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.

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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 link to Photo Contestthe 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! 

Alaska Humpback Whale Viewing Regulations
*Applies to ALL vessels and crafts
  • Do not approach within 100 yards of a humpback whale
  • Do not place your vessel in the path of oncoming humpback whales, causing them to surface within 100 yards of your vessel
  • Do not disrupt the normal behavior or prior activity of a whale
  • Operate your vessel at a slow, safe speed when near whales

Alaska Region (907) 586-7236
Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline: (877) 925-7773

Listen to the Golden North Salmon Derby on 800 am and 94.9 fm KINY in Juneau, Alaska
Listen to "live" continuous coverage from 6am to 6pm daily on 800 am / 94.9 fm KINY
Reports can also be heard on KSUP, KXXJ & TAKU 105
Alaska Airlines - The Official Airline of the Golden North Salmon Derby
Alaska Airlines - The Official Airline of the Golden North Salmon Derby!


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