Halibut Derby

  • There’s little more than two weeks left until the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to a close Sept. 15. That means two more weeks for anglers eager to get in on the prizes.  The big fish remains the 236.2-pound halibut brought in by Gene Jones of Belleview, Iowa. Jones caught the fish July 2...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:43pm
  • With less than a month until the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to an end, Marian Oritz of Cottonwood, Ariz., has turned in one of the halibut caught, tagged and released earlier this year. Oritz landed the halibut Aug. 14 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters. That makes a total of 27 ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:45pm
  • It was a quiet week in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, according to derby coordinator Paula Frisinger. “A few prior (year) tags came in and a few weigh-ins that didn’t make the board,” said Frisinger of fish making it onto the Spit weigh-in board. That’s good news for Gene Jones of Bellevie...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:51pm
  • The 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby began May 15 and ends until Sept. 15. That means anglers still have plenty of time to land a prize-worthy fish.  Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, has maintained his lead in the big-fish category with a 236.2-pound flatfish he caught July 25 while fishing with C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:04pm
  • An Iowa angler has taken over the lead in this year’s Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby. On July 25, Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, reeled in a 236.2-pound monster flatfish while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters aboard the Grand Aleutian. In Homer for the first time, Jones, his brother,...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:52pm
  • James Jell of Moscow, Idaho, continues to have the biggest flat fish caught to date in the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but the tagged halibut are coming fast and furious. Michele Monsanto of Hilton Head, S.C., is the most recent angler to bring a tagged halibut to the derby’s weigh-in statio...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:59pm
  • The halibut caught by Randy Haines might look little, especially next to the monster 198.2-pound halibut caught by Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s current leader James Jell, but it’s the tag on Haines’ fish that could make the Arizona angler a winner.  A very big winner....

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:50pm
  • It’s a change in leaders — yet again — in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with James Jell of Moscow, Idaho, bringing in a 198.2-pound halibut. Jell hooked the monster fish on July 7 while fishing with Capt. Chad Kiesel of Silver Fox Charters aboard the Arctic Envy. “(It’s) another excitin...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:18pm
  • Colorado angler Christopher Johnson managed to keep his lead with the biggest fish caught in this year’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but more tagged halibut were brought to the derby weigh-in station on the Spit. It’s the tagged halibut that offer more opportunities to win in this year’s May ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:51pm
  • If things were ho-hum in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby last week, it’s a whole new song and dance this week. “It was action like you would not believe,” said Paula Frisinger, coordinator of the May 15-Sept. 16 event sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. On June 20, G...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:42pm

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