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.