Valdez Fish Derbies

Valdez Woman Wins Truck, Towne Holds On To Win Silver Derby

VALDEZ, Alaska – There were not many changes on the leader board the last week of the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby or the Halibut Derby in Valdez. In the Silver Salmon Derby, a contender came in late August 28th that was two tenths of a pound shy of knocking Amanda Towne out of 1st place. Towne reeled in a 17.54 pound silver during the Women’s Derby August 9th and Paul Williams of Eagle River brought in a 17.52 pound silver on August 28th. Towne owns the distinction of being the only Women’s Silver Salmon Derby winner to also win the $15,000 cash prize in the silver derby. Read more >>>

Jim Culley talks about catching a 325 pound halibut in the waters near Valdez, Alaska, on July 21, 2013. If his halibut remains the largest in the Valdez Halibut Derby, Jim will take home a $15,000 cash prize.

2015 Derby Dates

Halibut Derby
May 23 - Sep 6, 2015

Kids' Pink Salmon Derby
July 18, 2015

Silver Salmon Derby
July 18 - Sep 6, 2015

Women's Silver Salmon Derby
Aug 8, 2015

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July 24 & Aug 28, 2015

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