Halibut Derby

  • When Austin Nelson, a member of the U.S. Army and the angler who reeled up a 252.2-pound halibut in mid-August, found out he won the Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby, he travelled from his station in North Pole to accept his prize in person at the awards event on Wednesday, Sept. 21. $15,419.50 “This i...

    Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:39pm
  • After holding the top derby position for about a month, Austin Nelson of North Pole is officially the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner. His winnings are currently estimated at $15,378, according to Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Coordinator Kim Royce. Nelson, originally from Texas, moved up to North ...

    Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:10am
  • As the end of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby draws near, the top place is still held by Austin Nelson from North Pole and his 252.2-pound halibut that he caught on Aug. 16. Unless another angler with a derby ticket reels up a larger halibut by 7 p.m. this evening, Nelson will take first place in th...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:20pm
  • Tyler Dullum of Reno, Nev., caught the first left-handed halibut of the 2016 season on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Dullum was fishing with Captain Bryan Bondioli on the Ashtikan from Captain B’s Alaskan C’s Adventures. In Bondioli’s 24 years of fishing, he has only seen about three lefty halibut out of ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:15pm
  • The pace is picking up in the race for the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner. On Aug. 11, Daniel Spies of Soldotna reeled in a 251-pound halibut taking the top spot with a 6-pound difference from the previous leader. His victory was short lived. On Aug. 16, Austin Nelson of North Pole snatched the ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:09pm
  • Greg Betts from Boise, Idaho took the lead spot in the Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 244-pound halibut. Betts was fishing with Capt. Mike Crawford on the Kachemak King from Bob’s Trophy Charters on July 30....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:48pm
  • Kim McCallum of San Antonio, Texas, brought in a 149.9-pound halibut. McCallum’s catch was 17.3 pounds short of the 167.2-pound derby leader. McCallum reeled in the halibut while fishing with O’Fish’ial Charters with Captain John Osteen. Anna Frost can be reached at anna.frost@homernews.co...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:22pm
  • 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

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