Valdez Fish Derbies

Silvers Are Arriving, Big Prize Friday Won by Jim Rothenbuhler

The silver salmon are returning to Valdez slowly but surely. The first week of the silver derby was slow with very few fish weighed in, but Big Prize Friday fishing picked up and some nice size fish were brought to the weigh-in. Jim Rothenbuhler caught the biggest one to win the $500 cash prize. Rothenbuhler’s 13.66 pound fish also won him the daily 1st place prize worth hundreds of dollars and put him in the top spot on the Silver Salmon Derby overall leader board. Read more >>>

Winning Fish in Kids Pink Salmon Derby Tips Scales at 7.5 Pounds

VALDEZ, Alaska - There is nothing better than the happy shout of a child with a fish on their line and Saturday there was plenty of hooting and hollering both from shore and from boats in Port Valdez. Fishing was a bit slow early morning, but picked up just after high tide at 8am. The winning fish was caught from a boat, but there was plenty of action from shore. Read more >>>

Jim Culley talks about catching a 325 pound halibut in the waters near Valdez, Alaska, on July 21, 2013. If his halibut remains the largest in the Valdez Halibut Derby, Jim will take home a $15,000 cash prize.

2014 Derby Dates

Halibut Derby
May 17 - Aug 31, 2014

Halibut Hullabaloo
June 13 - June 22, 2014

Kids' Pink Salmon Derby
July 19, 2014

Silver Salmon Derby
July 19 - Aug 31, 2014

Women's Silver Salmon Derby
Aug 9, 2014 (Opening Ceremony, Aug 8)

Silver Big Prize Fridays
July 25 & Aug 29, 2014

End of Derby
Aug 31, 2014

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