Monthly winners win $1,000, $750, $500, $250 and $125
Name Residence Weight Charter Date
1. Tom Barkman Homer 214 Halibut Hunter May 14
2. Electa Hostetter Anchorage 203 Halibut-King May 26
3. Ken Belden Nucla, Colo. 200.8 Sorry Charlie May 20
4. Edna Aguirre Anchorage 196.4 Captain Mike's May 18
5. Tom Barkman Homer 185.2 Halibut Hunter May 16
The first tagged fish of the season, worth $1,000, was brought in by Mark Breci of Eagle River. A Homer News sponsored halibut worth $10,000 only for the month of June, was tagged with and released last week for a lucky angler to catch. Derby tickets are $10 and can be found at a variety of shops on the Spit as well as derby headquarters. Tom Barkman won last year's derby with a 322.8-pound fish, earning him a $33,384 overall first-prize check.