Halibut Derby

  • 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
  • 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

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