Halibut Derby

  • In the world of halibut fishing, last week’s fishing activity has underscored an important reminder to anyone wanting to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby: Before you go fishing, buy your $10 ticket.  In other words, no ticket, no prize....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:42pm
  • Michigan angler Molly Malthby continued to hold onto her lead in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with the 196.8-pound flat fish she caught June 6 while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the Fringe Benefit for North Country Charters. Michael Martini of Sunman, Ind., also managed to maintain ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:48pm
  • Minnesota angler Molly Malthby held on to her lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big-fish category, but the week saw other action in the four-month event, as well as one sobering reminder. “An angler staying at Homer Spit Campground had a halibut topping 239 pounds, but did not have a Hom...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:32pm
  • 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

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