Halibut Derby

  • Two anglers in the last week found themselves pulling giant halibut out of the ocean without a derby ticket to their names. David Pudlosky of Mountain Top, PA, caught a 246-pound halibut on July 25 while fishing with Captain Heath Harrington from Inlet Charters on the Dutch Treat. Pudlosky, 68, said...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:23pm
  • The halibut derby had nine days of quiet before another angler brought in a fish, as the last fish worth money was a 2015 tagged fish brought in on July 8. Gayle Muggli of Miles City, MT, remains the derby leader with the 167.2-pound halibut she caught, also on July 8. Lita Lubitsh-White of Anchorag...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:34pm
  • Three days after the derby gained a new leader with a 165-pound halibut caught by a Washington State woman, Gayle Muggli of Miles City, Mont., caught a 167.2-pound halibut on July 8. Muggli is the third of three women to take the top position in the Jackpot Halibut Derby. Muggli caught the fish whil...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:08pm
  • Alisa Sands of Lake Stevens, Wash. snatched up the title of derby leader when she caught a 165-pound halibut on July 5. Sands caught the whopper of a fish while fishing with Captain David Bayes on the Grand Aleutian with Central Charters. Previously, the derby leader was Marcella Kolberg of Palmer, ...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:11am
  • Palmer resident still holds top spot in halibut derby Two more anglers caught tagged fish in the week of June 13. However, none overthrew Marcella Kolberg of Palmer 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., c...

    Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:20pm
  • Anglers visiting Homer from various spots in the Lower 48 caught four tagged fish in the past two weeks, according to Jackpot Halibut Derby coordinator Kim Royce. Two of the fish caught had previous years’ tags, which are worth $100. One fish was released as part of the over-48-inches catch-and-re...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:03pm
  • Palmer resident Marcella Kolberg’s weighed in the first fish of the 2016 Homer Halibut Jackpot derby season on Sunday, May 29. Kolberg's halibut was recorded as 142.4 pounds by Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby staff. ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:09pm
  • Last week’s big Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby news was the 335-pound halibut caught by 16-year-old Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. This week it’s a 12.6-pound flat fish in the news, brought in by Andrew VanderPlaat of Pendleton, Ore....

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:14am
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • There’s some good new and some bad news in this week’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby action. The bad news comes from Bill Brock of Anchor Point. Brock was fishing with Crystal Sea Charters aboard the Donna Mae on Sunday when he hooked into a tagged halibut. The tag was sponsored by Alaska Adventur...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:36pm

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