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Hometown fisherman lands $50,000 salmon
upi ^ | Aug. 19

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: alaska; fishing; salmon

www.thenewstribune.


1 posted on 08/20/2012 8:04:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 08/20/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SJackson

outdoors ping


3 posted on 08/20/2012 8:23:48 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: JoeProBono

Wow. I knew salmon was expensive. This one, at 16.14 pounds turns out to be worth $3,097.89 a pound.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 8:25:39 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: JoeProBono

How does that work? Why is that a $50,000 fish??


5 posted on 08/20/2012 8:34:23 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Fawn

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/08/18/2260690/seward-angler-catches-50000-tagged.html


6 posted on 08/20/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

He didn’t catch that, somebody else did.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

8 posted on 08/20/2012 8:39:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, it’s a game. Thanks..


9 posted on 08/20/2012 8:41:24 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: JoeProBono
Eat Raw Fish And Get Worms:


10 posted on 08/20/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT by blam
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11 posted on 08/20/2012 8:47:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Those lures are no good! All you catch is suckers...


12 posted on 08/20/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: JoeProBono

” 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??


13 posted on 08/20/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Jun 1, 2003 – EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA


14 posted on 08/20/2012 9:11:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Reminds me of Hee Haw where Grandpa Jones told us "What's for supper?

Just finished eating some tilapia. Not the same as salmon, but not bad.

15 posted on 08/20/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: JoeProBono

16 posted on 08/20/2012 9:53:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“You didn’t catch that.”


17 posted on 08/20/2012 10:01:36 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Tilapia is a low-mercury, low-cost fish with a very mild flavor.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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19 posted on 08/20/2012 10:18:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Question? Is that a flounder or a sucker?


20 posted on 08/20/2012 10:22:20 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

21 posted on 08/20/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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