Anglers tried their luck fishing for king salmon from the muddy banks of Ship Creek on a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 14. Every so often you could hear “Fish on” and then a roar from nearby fishermen after the fish was successfully netted.
The hatchery-enhanced run of king salmon are returning home to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game William Jack Hernandez Sport fish Hatchery, completing a cycle of life.
After careful monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, derby organizers “Made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Slam’n Salm’n Derby," that was scheduled for June 12-21 in Anchorage, they wrote on Facebook.
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