Skip to comments.Hometown fisherman lands $50,000 salmon
Posted on 08/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono
SEWARD, Alaska, -- A hometown angler caught a $50,000-tagged salmon in the Seward, Alaska, Silver Salmon Derby.
Michael Rogers, 64, landed one of a handful of tagged fish Saturday, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
"I've been fishing this derby since it started pretty much, since I was a little kid. I've won quite a few prizes, but this is the first major one," Rogers told the Daily News in a telephone interview.
Rogers said things weren't going his way at first, but then he changed things up and started catching salmon.
When he returned to derby headquarters, Rogers said he was told one fish could be worth anywhere from $100 to $50,000.
"I had to sit in the derby office for a while and fill out paperwork, and finally they handed me an envelope," Rogers said. "All the women in there sat around me with and had pictures taken with me and then they said, 'OK, you can open it now.' And there was another envelope inside that one. So then I opened that one up and it says $50,000. It was quite a shock."
The Daily News said it was the second time in the derby's 57-year history that a $50,000 tagged fish was caught. The first one was caused in 2003.
Wow. I knew salmon was expensive. This one, at 16.14 pounds turns out to be worth $3,097.89 a pound.
How does that work? Why is that a $50,000 fish??
He didn’t catch that, somebody else did.
Oh, it’s a game. Thanks..
Those lures are no good! All you catch is suckers...
” The Daily News said it was the second time in the derby’s 57-year history that a $50,000 tagged fish was caught. The first one was caused in 2003.”
The fish caused what??
Jun 1, 2003 EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA
Just finished eating some tilapia. Not the same as salmon, but not bad.
“You didn’t catch that.”
Tilapia is a low-mercury, low-cost fish with a very mild flavor.
Question? Is that a flounder or a sucker?
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