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King salmon fishing on Ship Creek

Ron Caley, left, gets help pulling his king salmon ashore from Adam Adams Tuesday. Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Koen Broker holds up his king salmon on Ship Creek at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night. Broker, who is visiting Anchorage from The Netherlands hooked into his first king salmon on his first day fishing, he said. Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Jeff Prewitt, center, watches as his king salmon is weighed Tuesday. At 24.4 pounds, his fish was good enough for fourth place on the leader board, at least for the moment, as of midday Tuesday. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Jeff Prewitt hauls his king salmon back to his truck from Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Prewitt hoped the fish might just be big enough lead the Slam'n Salm'n, but after weigh-in it held the fourth place spot at 24.4 pounds as of midday Tuesday. The first place fish at the time was an even 26 pounds.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Mike Smolucha photographs the sunset over Cook Inlet at Ship Creek as a few fishers try their luck in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Sandie Graves, of Anchorage, and Francis Kau, of Maui, Hawaii, in the foreground, fish for king salmon at Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graves was guiding Kau on his quest for king salmon.
Bob Hallinen
Sandie Graves, of Anchorage, and Francis Kau, of Maui, Hawaii, in the foreground, fish for king salmon at Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graves was guiding Kau on his quest for king salmon.
Bob Hallinen
Ron Caley, left, gets help pulling his king salmon ashore from Adam Adams Tuesday. Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Koen Broker holds up his king salmon on Ship Creek at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night. Broker, who is visiting Anchorage from The Netherlands hooked into his first king salmon on his first day fishing, he said. Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Jeff Prewitt, center, watches as his king salmon is weighed Tuesday. At 24.4 pounds, his fish was good enough for fourth place on the leader board, at least for the moment, as of midday Tuesday. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Jeff Prewitt hauls his king salmon back to his truck from Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Prewitt hoped the fish might just be big enough lead the Slam'n Salm'n, but after weigh-in it held the fourth place spot at 24.4 pounds as of midday Tuesday. The first place fish at the time was an even 26 pounds.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Mike Smolucha photographs the sunset over Cook Inlet at Ship Creek as a few fishers try their luck in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Sandie Graves, of Anchorage, and Francis Kau, of Maui, Hawaii, in the foreground, fish for king salmon at Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graves was guiding Kau on his quest for king salmon.
Bob Hallinen
Sandie Graves, of Anchorage, and Francis Kau, of Maui, Hawaii, in the foreground, fish for king salmon at Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graves was guiding Kau on his quest for king salmon.
Bob Hallinen
Ron Caley, left, gets help pulling his king salmon ashore from Adam Adams Tuesday. Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Koen Broker holds up his king salmon on Ship Creek at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night. Broker, who is visiting Anchorage from The Netherlands hooked into his first king salmon on his first day fishing, he said. Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Dozens of fishermen stayed late on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to fish Ship Creek for king salmon.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Jeff Prewitt, center, watches as his king salmon is weighed Tuesday. At 24.4 pounds, his fish was good enough for fourth place on the leader board, at least for the moment, as of midday Tuesday. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Jeff Prewitt hauls his king salmon back to his truck from Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Prewitt hoped the fish might just be big enough lead the Slam'n Salm'n, but after weigh-in it held the fourth place spot at 24.4 pounds as of midday Tuesday. The first place fish at the time was an even 26 pounds.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Fishermen cast for king salmon in Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, is underway and continues until June 22.
Marc Lester
Mike Smolucha photographs the sunset over Cook Inlet at Ship Creek as a few fishers try their luck in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Sandie Graves, of Anchorage, and Francis Kau, of Maui, Hawaii, in the foreground, fish for king salmon at Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graves was guiding Kau on his quest for king salmon.
Bob Hallinen
Sandie Graves, of Anchorage, and Francis Kau, of Maui, Hawaii, in the foreground, fish for king salmon at Ship Creek on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Graves was guiding Kau on his quest for king salmon.
Bob Hallinen
Craig Medred