Valdez is known for fantastic fishing! If it's fishing you love, then Valdez is the place to go. Be sure to pick up a Derby ticket to win money and prizes. The 2014 Valdez Halibut Derby begins May 17th and runs through August 31rst. The Kid's Pink Salmon Derby and BBQ will be held July 19th, 2014. The Silver Salmon Derby will begin July 21st and run through August 29th. The Women's Silver Salmon Derby begins on July 19th. There is over $80,000 in cash and prizes!! For information and the current winners, go to the Valdez Fish Derbies website.
The first place grand prize for the Halibut and Salmon Derbies is $15,000 cash. Second place is $5,000 cash and third place is $2,000 cash.