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Girl, mother take top spots in Sitka Salmon Derby
A girl and her mother have taken the top two winning spots in this year's Sitka Salmon Derby.
Eight-year-old Gemma Diehl won with a 51.4 pound king salmon, followed by her mother Sherry, who caught a 48.4-pound fish.
For her win, Gemma is receiving $7,500. Her mother is getting a new boat and an outboard engine
Reports say the girl wants to go to Disneyland with her prize.
Altogether, 164 people competed in the derby.
A total of 612 fish with an average weight of 15.6 pounds was caught.
The leader of total pounds caught was Kenneth Gray. He caught 15 fish weighing a total of more than 270 pounds.
The Sitka Sportsman's Association's fundraiser brought in nearly 9,553 pounds of king salmon.