Halibut Derby

  • An Oregon angler has taken the lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big-fish category with a 277.8-pound barndoor caught Monday. Ned Friedman of Chiloquin, Ore, was fishing with Capt. Greg Northover of Alaska Arctic Sun Fishing & Hunting Expeditions aboard the Quintessence. “It was...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:39pm
  • As last year’s third-place winner in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, Jim Morgan wasn’t in the running for cash prizes. This year the Anchorage angler has improved his record, thanks to a tagged halibut Morgan hooked July 3. “The fish was worth $1,000, sponsored by the Fish Connection,” said...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:27pm
  • In the world of halibut fishing, last week’s fishing activity has underscored an important reminder to anyone wanting to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby: Before you go fishing, buy your $10 ticket.  In other words, no ticket, no prize....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:42pm
  • Michigan angler Molly Malthby continued to hold onto her lead in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with the 196.8-pound flat fish she caught June 6 while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the Fringe Benefit for North Country Charters. Michael Martini of Sunman, Ind., also managed to maintain ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:48pm
  • Minnesota angler Molly Malthby held on to her lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big-fish category, but the week saw other action in the four-month event, as well as one sobering reminder. “An angler staying at Homer Spit Campground had a halibut topping 239 pounds, but did not have a Hom...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:32pm
  • The action is definitely picking up in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby since it began May 15. Currently leading the “big fish” category is Molly Malthby of Cheboygan, Mich., with a 196.80-pound halibut caught June 6. Malthby hooked into the monster while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:41pm
  • A new Stanley Ford pickup or cash? It was a tough choice for Monique Peters, a Mat-Su angler who caught a 14-pound halibut July 4 that was wearing a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tag. In the end, Peters chose the cash, totaling $22,500....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:16pm
  • For Gene Jones, an angler from Bellevue, Iowa, it seems a long time — and a long wait — since he reeled in a 236.2-pound halibut July 25 while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters. The wait ended at 9 p.m. Sunday, when the 27th Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby came to an end and Jones w...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:20pm
  • By 9 p.m. Sunday, the mysteries of  2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby will be resolved. “We are almost there for our derby season,” said Paula Frisinger, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s derby coordinator. “(It’s the) last week of anticipation of those tagged fish win...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:27pm
  • Gene Jones continues to be the frontrunner in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big fish competition that offers a $10,000 prize. Jones hooked his 236.2-pound halibut July 25 while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters aboard the Grand Aleutian....

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:48am

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