PUBLISHED: 10:48 AM on Thursday, April 24, 2008
Rules of the Spring King Salmon Derby
Participation and Duration

Any person who has not been disqualified from participating in a previous derbies may participate in the 2008 Spring King Salmon Derby. Participation occurs when an entry ticket is purchased and validated, as provided in the following rules:

• All participants must possess a 2008 Alaska sport fishing license and required stamps or be legally entitled to fish without a license or stamps.

• The derby will begin Thursday, May 1 at 12:01 a.m. and will close Saturday, May 31, at 9 p.m. (Fisherman's Bend will be the last weigh-in station open)

• Fish may be entered at the weigh-in stations only during times specified (see page) .

• Participants may fish from a boat or from shore.

• Non-derby participants are prohibited from fishing off the same boat as a derby participant. This rule bands fishing from the same boat, but friends and family may ride long.

• Downriggers are permitted.

• Fish caught by "proxy" may not be entered.

• Any person caught breaking the rules, or disqualified for any reason decided by the Derby Committee, will be ineligible to participate for two (2) years plus the year the participant was disqualified.

Entry Fee and Tickets

• Each participant, regardless of age, must possess an entry ticket prior to the time fishing occurs.

• Only ticket holders are eligible for prizes.

  John Mayer and Galen Wyatt with a couple of nice Juneau kings caught in 2007.
• Entry tickets become valid when the entry fee (ticket price) is paid, the ticket is countersigned by the selling agent, and the date and time of purchase is stated on the ticket.

• A ticket, once validated, remains valid for the duration of the derby.

Eligible Fish

• Only gutted, gilled, fresh, unfrozen king salmon may be entered.

• Fish must be entered at an authorized weigh-in station.

• The participant's entry ticket must be presented with the fish the participant seeks to enter in the derby.

• Participants entering fish will be given a receipt stating the weight of the fish and the date and time it was entered. The ticket number of the participant entering the fish will also be stated on the receipt.

• Participants may enter more than one fish in the derby, but only the largest fish will be eligible for a prize.

• Entered fish remain the property of the participant.

• All entered fish must be taken in a manner, location, and time permitted by applicable sport fishing regulations and derby rules.

• Prizes will be awarded solely on the basis of weight of entered fish.

Area Limits

Derby boundaries: Northeast at Danger Point , southwest to Point Couverden, east to Lizard's Head Point, and south/southeast to Point Styleman.

Suspect Cheating?

• Any person, who has a reasonable belief that a fish submitted for entry was not taken in a manner which complies with applicable law or derby rules, may notify the Spring King Derby officials. Call 463-7133 for further information.

• Upon notification, the officials may hold a hearing to determine whether the fish was caught in the manner required by these rules.

• If a hearing is held, the participant submitting the fish for entry shall be given reasonable notice of the hearing and an opportunity to appear and give testimony.

• At the conclusion of the hearing, the officials shall render a written decision which shall be final and binding on the participant.

Donated fish heads

The Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program gladly accepts fish for donation. These fish will be provided to Elders and handicapped individuals. Additionally, the Juneau Raptor Center requests your fish heads for feeding purposes. Call the Raptor Center at 586-8393 for more information.

Derby Updates and Winners

• The largest king salmon caught and weighed-in during eligible entry days will be the winner.

• Daily and final standings will be posted on the derby's official website at

• Listen Monday through Friday daily on TAKU 105 and KJNO.

• Listen Monday mornings with Kelly Perez speaking to Derby Director, Archie Cavanaugh at 7:35 a.m.on KINY.

Prizes and taxes

The Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program will not be responsible for any prizes donated by merchants who do not give as pledged or if any prizes prove to be less valuable than shown in the donor's estimates. The values shown for prizes listed are set by the donors.

Prizes are final - no exchanges. Taxes for prizes are the responsibility of the individual winners. Cash prize winners will be asked to provide their taxpayer identification number for this purpose.

Prizes shall be awarded in numerical order according to winner's place. In the case of a tie, the earliest entered weighed fish will receive the higher standing.

Awards Night

Awards will be presented at the Vocational Training & Resource Center, 3239 Hospital Drive on Monday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. Refreshments provided. Call 463-7133 for info or questions.

Prize winners, or a designated representative, are encouraged to attend and claim their prize. Presentation of derby entry and weigh-in tickets are required for prize release.