One of Alaska’s largest and oldest fishing derbies!

Great prizes for ‘Tagged’ and ‘Heaviest’ Fish

Tagged Fish Grand Prizes

$50,000 Cash


2 Round Trip Tickets on

Top Prizes for Heaviest Fish

$10,000 | $5,000 | $2,500

PLUS the entire weight of these winning fish in Silverhook Kaladi Brothers Coffee

Heaviest Fish Leaderboard

Check here every day of the derby for an update on the top-3 heaviest fish to date!

1st Place - 16.73 lbs

1st Place – 16.73 lbs

Angler: Stacey Walters
Hometown: Seward, AK
Vessel: Top Dog
Location: Head of Bay
Weight: 16.73 lbs

2nd Place - 15.44 lbs

2nd Place – 15.44 lbs

Angler: Dallas Cholly
Hometown: Apple View, CA
Vessel: Lost Wages
Location: Resurrection Bay
Weight: 15.44 lbs

3rd Place - 14.42 lbs

3rd Place – 14.42 lbs

Angler: Daune Wyatt
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Vessel: Virginia J II
Location: Driftwood Bay
Weight: 14.42 lbs

Prizes Every Day of the Derby

Daily Prizes for Men, Women & Youth | Random Weight Prizes | and more.

The 2017 Winning Angler & Fish

2017 Big Winner

C.H. Schroeder
Big Lake, AK
Personal Boat – The Blackbird
Weight: 15.2 lbs.
Prize: $10,000

The 2017 $10,000 winner during the 62nd annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby weighed in with a fat 15.2-pound fish caught near the head of Resurrection Bay from his personal boat The Blackbird. Schroeder was at the time 64 years old, retired, and had fished coho in Seward for 20 years before he hit this winner.

2018 Derby Partners