Palmer resident still holds top seat for halibut derby

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:20pm  |  Updated: Jun 24 2016 - 1:22pm
By: Anna Frost

Three more anglers caught tagged fish in the week of June 13. However, none overthrew Marcella Kolberg of Palmer, AK from her seat as the current Jackpot Halibut leader. Kolberg caught a 142.4 pound halibut on May 29.

Karla Fischer of Garrison, N.D. caught a 2016 tagged fish aboard the Obsession with North Country Charters on June 14, winning $250.

Jillian Glidewell of Anchorage, Alaska caught a 2016 tagged fish while fishing with Captain Max Shifter on the Big Easy from Alaska Saltwater Adventures on June 16, winning $500.

Christian Hakiza of Canyon, TX caught a 2016 tagged fish worth $250 on June 18. He was fishing with Captain John Adams on the Foxfire from Alaska Coastal Marine.

There are four people in the $1,000 drawing for released fish over 48-inches, which will take place at the end of the season.

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