Homer Alaska - Outdoors

Story last updated at 8:34 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wisconsin angler leads June standings with 134.6-pounder



By McKibben Jackinsky
Staff Writer


 

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Capt. Scott Glosser, left, of Captain Scott's Sportfishing and Jenny Bentley of Bright Victoria, Australia, show off the 94.8-pound halibut Bentley caught June 5 while fishing with Glosser aboard the Mako.

Moving into the second month of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, there are new names on the monthly winners' board at the Spit weigh-in station.

Rich Pruzek of Chippewa Falls, Wis., continues to hold overall first place with a 176.5-pound whopper caught May 30 while fishing with Capt. Trenton Pack of Bob's Trophy Charters aboard the Tuff Stuff.

Standings for the month of June are:

• First place, $1,000: 134.6-pound halibut caught June 1 by Richard O'Reilly Jr. of San Diego, Calif., while fishing with Capt. Keith Kalke of Ocean Hunter Charters aboard the Ocean Hunter;

• Second place, $750: 120.6-pound halibut caught June 1 by William Cornelson of Bakersfield, Calif., while fishing with Capt. Keith Kalke of Ocean Hunter Charters aboard the Ocean Hunter;

• Third place, $500: 96.6-pound halibut caught June 1 by Chad Cornelson of Bakersfield, Calif., while fishing with Capt. Keith Kalke of Ocean Hunter Charters aboard the Ocean Hunter;

• Fourth place, $250: 94.8-pound halibut caught June 5 by Jenny Bentley of Bright Victoria, Australia, while fishing with Capt. Scott Glosser of Captain Scott's Sportfishing aboard the Mako;

• Lady Angler: Bentley;

• Released fish: 2 for an overall total of 10;

• Tagged fish: None for the month.

Homer has a two-halibut limit per day, per person. Only derby ticket-holders qualify for prizes. Tickets are available at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses. They are $10 per day or $75 or a 10-day ticket. For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740.

McKibben Jackinsky can be reached at mckibben.jackinsky@homernews.com.

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