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Valdez silver derby gets new 2nd-, 3rd-place fish

The waters outside Valdez produced two big cohos Wednesday, giving the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby leaderboard a new look.

Anglers from Oklahoma and Alaska caught silvers that put them in second and third place in the derby's overall standings.

Miranda Feist of Pendleton, Okla., moved into second place with a 15.04-pound fish caught aboard the Vixen.

Brandy Johnson of Fairbanks, fishing from a private boat, hooked a 14.86-pound fish that took over third place.

In first place is Michael Weiss of Ione, Wash., who caught his 15.5-pounder on July 25.