An official weigh-in station sits prepared for the Golden North Salmon Derby in the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

An official weigh-in station sits prepared for the Golden North Salmon Derby in the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Derby officials prepare for re-do

The Golden North Salmon Derby is ready for take two.

The Golden North Salmon Derby is ready for take two.

After grim weather forecasts led derby officials to postpone the event for the first time over 70 years, derby co-chair Doug Larsen said Tuesday afternoon the derby is still on for this weekend. Territorial Sportsmen, Inc., the derby sponsor, made the initial announcement last Thursday night. The rules, duration and prizes of the derby will all remain the same, according to Larsen.

“Everything will just be exactly the same, just a weekend later,” Larsen said.

The National Weather Service’s weekend forecast for Juneau and northern Admiralty Island calls for rain and temperatures in the 50s.

“This week we don’t have that same forecast for the same kind of weather,” Larsen said. “So our hope is that even though maybe it will be wet … the seas will be safe.”

Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. is a conservation organization that promotes the interests of outdoors users, and raises money for the TSI Scholarship Foundation.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com. Follow Empire Sports on Twitter at @akempiresports.


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