Name Residence Weight Charter Date
1. Paul Lemek Rockville, Conn. 278.2 Grizzly Charters Aug. 5
2. David Opsahl Austin, Minn. 235 Aurora Sportfishing Aug. 1
3. Charles Beck Manhattan Beach, Calif. 207 Silver Fox Charters Aug. 8
4. Darrell Plant Wakefield, N.H. 180.2 Kachemak King Aug. 8
5. Karl Nixon Goodlettsville, Tenn. 173.6 Silver Fox Charters Aug. 7
Paul Lemek jumped out to the August lead with a 278-pound halibut but he still trails Clayton McDowell of Eagle River, who sits in the top spot overall, with a 347-pound fish. Derby tickets are $10 and can be found at many Homer businesses.