Kodiak Daily Mirror - Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
  
Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
by Julie Herrmann
Aug 12, 2014 | 99 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alexis Bushell, 6, tries to catch a fish during the derby on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
Alexis Bushell, 6, tries to catch a fish during the derby on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
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Parents and kids line the banks of the Buskin during the Kiwanis Club's Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
Parents and kids line the banks of the Buskin during the Kiwanis Club's Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
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The pink salmon derby winners including grand prize winner Wynn McKinnis (third from right) pose for a photo with Kiwanis president Drew Devires (fourth from left). (Photo courtesy Jessica Dawson)
The pink salmon derby winners including grand prize winner Wynn McKinnis (third from right) pose for a photo with Kiwanis president Drew Devires (fourth from left). (Photo courtesy Jessica Dawson)
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A pair of fishermen take part in the Kiwanis Club's Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
A pair of fishermen take part in the Kiwanis Club's Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
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Zeber Khan, 13, poses with three of the fish he caught at the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby  Saturday at the Buskin River. Khan caught the most fish. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Dawson)
Zeber Khan, 13, poses with three of the fish he caught at the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby Saturday at the Buskin River. Khan caught the most fish. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Dawson)
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Lakeisha Sanchez holds a fish she caught at the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby Saturday at the Buskin River. Sanchez won her age group. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Dawson)
Lakeisha Sanchez holds a fish she caught at the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby Saturday at the Buskin River. Sanchez won her age group. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Dawson)
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At the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday, 134 kids and their families lined the banks of the Buskin River, despite fog and persistent rain.

The kids were between ages 2 and 15 and were divided into four age groups.

Bundled up against the rain, the kids cast in hopes of catching the big winner.

An otter cruised around the river, and a C-130 landed nearby at one point, distracting attendees from the weather.

Kids were required to hook and reel in the fish themselves, and quite a few did. The fisherman who caught the most was Zeber Khan with three.

Wynn McKinnis, 12, caught a 5.8 pound fish and won the grand prize, an Xbox 360.

Ethan Hochmuth won the 2-6 age group.

Lakeisha Sanchez won the 7-9 age group.

Tyler Blanco won the 10-12 age group.

Ethan La Croix won the 13-15 age group.

Each of the age group winners won a bicycle.

Contact Julie Herrmann at jherrmann@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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