Halibut Derby

  • 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
  • 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

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