Tell us your big fish story

Editor’s Note: The deadline has been extended until the last day of the derby, so submissions are due by Sunday at 6 p.m. The best stories will be published on a date to be determined. Thank you!

After hearing from The World’s Greatest Fisherman, we at the Empire were awed by the tale of the doctor who wrestled with a 59-pounder for nearly an hour to nab the largest king in Golden North Salmon Derby history.

We can’t help it — we want to hear more fish stories.

Just about everyone in Southeast Alaska has a good one to tell, whether it’s about a king you caught or the one that got away.

Share your story with us, and we will pick out the best stories to be printed in the Empire on Aug. 12 (the first day the Golden North Salmon Derby). The Empire will also pick one winner to receive a $50 gift certificate from Nugget Alaskan Outfitter.

You can submit your story a few different ways. You can leave a comment on the Juneau Empire Facebook page, and please use the hash tag #ShareYourFishStory so we can find it. You can also email it to editor@juneauempire.com with the words “Fish story” in the subject line.

For judging the best stories, humor goes a long way, and so does a story that’s grounded in reality. Bonus points if you can provide a photo to back up your tale.

Everyone has a good fish story to tell — what’s yours?

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