At first, Alfred McKinley Sr. didn't think he'd caught an especially huge fish when he landed his king salmon early last Friday morning.
On Sunday Johnson caught the heaviest king turned in so far for the spring derby, a 37.5-pound king. Johnson was in Juneau visiting family when he caught the fish. He bought a derby ticket at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, then weighed his fish in 15 minutes later.
McKinley was fishing with his son Patrick when he hooked into the king salmon, and McKinley thought it was kind of small. But his son thought differently, finally convincing his father maybe it should be weighed for the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby.
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