Story last updated at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2002

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

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.

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