Story last updated at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby June Standings
Monthly winners win $1,000, $750, $500, $250 and $125

Name Residence Weight Charter Date

1. James Mato Marco Island, Fla. 273.8 Silver Fox June 10

2. David Baumann Palmer 238.4 Obsession June 2

3. Tim Long Owasso, Okla. 235.8 A-Ward June 6

4. Karen Shelpman Mechanicsburg, Ohio 186.8 Alaska Luxury June 10

5. James Rangitsch Anchorage 186.0 private June 15

At 15, James Mato of Florida didn't pay attention to the saying, "pick on someone your own size," when he reeled up a 273-pound monster last week and catapulted into the lead for June. Ruth Armstrong is the overall Derby leader with a 306.4-pounder, reeled in on May 31. Derby tickets are $10 and can be found at many Homer businesses.

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