Story last updated at 3:21 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2002

Derby pays record prize
It's official. The top halibut caught in this year's Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby will earn Clayton McDowell of Eagle River $48,675, the largest payout in the 17-year history of the derby.

McDowell's 347-pound halibut, caught on July 28, is the third largest fish the derby has ever seen.

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