Name Residence Weight Charter Date
1.Scott Darlow Houston, Texas 290 Daniel's Personalized Aug. 25
2.Paul Lemek Rockville, Conn. 278.2 Grizzly Charters Aug. 5
3.Roland Frame Banks, Ore 261.2 Homer Ocean Charters Aug. 15
4.Frank Stevens Eagle River 240.2 Homer Ocean Charters Aug. 15
5.David Opsahl Austin, Minn. 235 Aurora Sportfishing Aug. 1
Texas is the largest among the contiguous 48 states, but can't hold a candle to Alaska in sheer land mass. Likewise, a Texas man, Scott Darlow of Houston, brought in a 290-pound halibut on Sunday, for now the largest fish taken during August. But Darlow's fish isn't even in the same zip code as Alaskan Clayton McDowell's 341-pounder, which still leads all derby fish. Meanwhile, a pair of anglers -- Colleen Fowler of Homer and Brendan Desjardin of Anchorage -- caught tagged fish worth $500. Derby tickets are $10 and can be found at many Homer businesses.