Jerry Bixby of Soldotna holds up a 16.19-pound silver salmon caught just before the close of the Seward Silver Salmon Derby Sunday. The fish was good for first place in the derby standings, making Bixby a two-time winner. (Photo courtesy Seward Chamber of Commerce)

Silver fishing picks up; Soldotna angler claims Seward derby title

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