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Easterly reels in grand prize

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The 2013 Salmon Derby wrapped up Sunday evening in Wrangell.

Jeannie Easterly swept this year’s derby with her 43.6 pound fish, caught at Aaron’s Creek on June 8th.

That salmon led her to the $6000 first place prize along with the $500 week four prize.

She also reeled in the Silver Bracelet for the largest salmon caught by a woman.

Jeannie Easterly – Photo courtesy of the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and Jeannie Easterly

Mark Soeteber took second place and $4000 with his 40.5 pound fish found at Found Island.

Jeff Soles came in third with his 40-pounder caught at The Nose.

Josh Gildersleeve took fourth and the week one prize for his 38.5 pounder caught at Found Island.

Arnie Bakke swept week two and fifth place with his 37.2 pound salmon caught at Greys.

Megan Talburt came in sixth with her 36.5 pounder from Babbler. James D. Leslie took seventh with his 35.7 pound fish from the Front of Town.

Celsee Churchhill came in point one pound behind Leslie with her 35.6 pounder caught at Earl West.

Jeanie Arnold took ninth at 35 pounds from The Nose.

And Randy Easterly caught tenth and a 34.4 pounder at Ham Island.

The first weekend prize went to Jodie Guggenbickler.

Al Jahner took home the week three prize.

Randy Easterly claimed the $2500 Memorial Day weekend winnings.

And the Youth prize goes to 12-year old Kayla Hay for her 27.8 pound salmon caught at South East Cove on June 9th.

This year’s derby was from May 11th through June 9th.

The awards ceremony will be Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm at the Nolan Center.







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