Silver Fishing Heating up Just in Time for Women’s Derby

14.68 - Andy Eiman - Valdez AK - 8 - 1 - Andy Anna

Current Overall Silver Leader, Andy Eiman with his 14.86 silver salmon

VALDEZ, Alaska – Anglers are catching their limit of Silver Salmon out of Valdez in just a few hours right now which is a welcome sight for those who suffered through a poor silver salmon run last year. “Fishing for silvers has been great”, exclaimed Barb Amundsen of the charter boat Chinook as she returned to Port Valdez “So much better than last year.”

People are catching silvers from the narrows all the way into the City Dock and anglers coming home with a full limit seem to be trolling 30 to 50 feet. It looks like it might be a banner year for silver salmon in Valdez, but the pink salmon are also making a showing in Valdez. In fact, Alaska Department of Fish & Game posted the following on their website, “Pink salmon have shown up in Valdez in big big numbers ….consequently ADF&G has issued an emergency order liberalizing the bag and possession limits. Effective Wednesday, July 29th, daily bag limits for pink salmon in the Port of Valdez marine waters are 12 fish with 24 in possession”.

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