Here is a little poll about derby ticket .
I have a friend who for two years in a row has not bought a ticket and has caught a 55 pounder each year. The winning fish for those years was under 55 pounds.
I sometimes buy tickets and sometimes not. I have not caught a king over 30 pounds for over ten years. And have landed about 50 in that time.
Last year I did not buy a ticket because I was in Homer most of my King season.
In 2006 I bought a ticket and entered my signature king in the drawing.
I think I will buy one this year too.
My biggest king ever was @55 pounds caught May 28 in the Little Su.
I think lightning can strike twice so I plan on getting a derby ticket before I start fishing.