11 Jun June 11, 2018 in News 2016 Participants SSRAA King salmon provide kids with fun and provide the association with positive PR in the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby in Ketchikan City Park, set for June 16 (Saturday) from 9:00 am – Noon this year. The park’s ponds will be stocked with chinook smolts raised for the derby in SSRAA’s Deer Mountain Hatchery. Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District spearheads the annual event. This fun family event is produced each year by volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service; the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; SSRAA; and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Parks and Recreation Department. Youngsters from 3 to 15 years old participate in the derby. The organizers also line up other family activities for the City Park site. SSRAA staff will open Deer Mountain Hatchery to the public on Kids’ Fishing Derby day to promote public awareness of the facility.