Story last updated at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

May winners

Monthly winners win $1,000, $750, $500, $250 and $125

Name Residence Weight Charter Date

1. Ruth Armstrong Eagle River 306.4 Sockeye May 31

2. Tom Barkman Homer 214 Halibut Hunter May 14

3. Electa Hostetter Anchorage 203 Halibut-King May 26

4. Ken Belden Nucla, Colo. 200.8 Sorry Charlie May 20

5. Edna Aguirre Anchorage 196.4 Captain Mike's May 18

Ruth Armstrong reeled in May's winning fish on the last day of the month to claim the $1,000 monthly-winner prize. Her 306.4-pounder leads the Derby, while David Baumann of Palmer is atop the June standings with a 238.4-pounder caught Sunday with Obsession Charters. Last year's Derby winner took home a $33,384 first-prize check for a 322.8-pound fish. Derby tickets are $10.

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