Story last updated at 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2002

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

Name Residence Weight Charter Date

1.Clayton McDowell Eagle River 347 Homer Ocean Charters July 28

2.Dave Crawford Clinton, Utah 284.6 Inlet Charters July 21

3.Michael Severine Running Stripes, Calif. 233.2 Silver Fox Charters July 16

4.Gary White Kalamazoo, Mich. 232.4 K-Bay Charters July 5

5.Robert White Anchorage 232 private July 7

After eight weeks of sitting in the catbird seat with a 306.4-pounder, Ruth Armstrong is looking up at new Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby leader Clayton McDowell, a fellow Eagle River resident. McDowell reeled in a 347-pound flatfish Sunday while fishing aboard the Sourdough. If McDowell's fish holds up, he stands to win more than $30,000, according to derby officials. Derby tickets are $10 and can be purchased at many Homer businesses.

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