Silver Salmon Derby – Aug 13 – 21

2016 – The 61st! Seward Silver Salmon Derby®

August 13 – 21

A HUGE Thank-you to all the awesome derby fishermen, women and kids!

Mike Hanson 1st Place 16.22 lb Silver


Silver Salmon Derby Electronic Event Guide

SSD Prize Lists:

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John R. Ekelmann 1st Place Youth 13.76 lb Silver


John R Ekelmann 1st Youth

SSD Guide

Find latest results and photos at the Seward Chamber’s Facebook Page Alaska Starts Here!


The Seward Silver Salmon Derby® is one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in the State. Seward’s Derby is equally popular with locals, other Alaska residents, and visiting anglers from around the nation and world. Anglers vie for the largest Coho (Silver) Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth prizes. Anglers turn their fish in daily, which are sold to raise funds for fish enhancement efforts and fisheries scholarships for graduating high school students.




Tagged- $50,000

Tagged – Derby Double!  Chevy Silverado & Equinox

Tagged – Alaska Airlines RT Tickets for 2  Caught by Otto Hanson!

Tagged- $10,000

Tagged- $5,000

Tagged- $1,000

Heaviest Fish:

1st – $10,000 +(weight of the fish in Silverhook, Kaladi Brothers Coffee)

2nd – $5,000 +(weight in Silverhook Coffee)

3rd– $2,500 +(weight in Silverhook Coffee)

4th- $1,000 Cabela’s Gift Card

5th– $750

Over 40 different prizes and categories to win, including mystery fish, 49th heaviest, hotel stays, ASLC Family Adventure passes, Kayak Trip, and so much more!

Awards Ceremony & Salmon Bake at Branson Pavilion on Sunday afternoon, August 21st at 4:00 pm

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Read about the Derby at


2015 Leader Board

2014 Seward Silver Salmon Derby Results 

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Ticket Sales:

Derby tickets go on sale Friday night for early birds. See us at Derby Headquarters (across from the B-Dock fish cleaning station) between 6PM and 8 PM to pick yours up. Early birds remember that you MUST have your tickets validated Saturday morning before you leave the harbor!

Saturday morning, ticket sales begin at 5:30 AM at the Headquarters and sales locations around Seward.  Wherever you launch, we’re there to be sure you have a ticket before you go.

Daily tickets are $10, tickets for the full event are $50.  Proceeds from the Coho turned in support Fish Enhancement programs that benefit stocks in Resurrection Bay.

Did you know that Seward is the Number One Landing Site for Coho Salmon?  It’s true!  Fish on!

Derby Archives:



2013 Frist Place T.Rich 21.25

2013 Second place T.Ferrin 17.65lb


2012 Winner – Earl Cagle





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