A 46.5 pound fish took first place in Petersburg’s annual king salmon derby this weekend. Petersburg’s Rich Lowell caught the fish on Sunday afternoon and will receive a 7,500 dollar prize for the catch. Lowell said he felt lucky to catch such a large fish, especially with so many other experienced fishermen in the contest.
“I guess it just goes to prove that even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then,” he said.
Gerry Whitethorn of Petersburg came in second place with a salmon weighing 44.1 pounds, and 12-year-old Gunner Payne came in third with a 37.4-pounder.
We’ll have more on the derby coming up.