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Story last updated at 3:15 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winners





 

Photo courtesy of James Peeples

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner James "Jim" Peeples, center," and his father, Capt. Phil Peeples, front, and friend, Larry Williams of Maui, pose with the winning catch. Photo provided


• Jackpot $1,000: James "Jim" Peeples of Chico, Calif., with a 323.2-pound halibut caught Aug. 31 while fishing with Capt. Phil Peeples on a private boat, The Tackle Box.

• Released fish winner, month four, overall $1,000: Kent Christopher of Denver, Colo., fishing with Capt. Greg Sutter of Captain Greg's Charters aboard the Tomahawk.

• Catch a Lefty, a halibut with both eyes on the left side of its head, $100: Dan Uniejewski of Franklin, Tenn., caught July 24 while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin of North Country Halibut Charters aboard the Fringe Benefit.

Tagged halibut:

• Zak Mays of Eagle River, fishing on a private boat, caught a tagged halibut May 27 worth $1,000 and sponsored by Bob's Trophy Charters;

• Colin Saltzman of Columa, Mich., fishing with Capt. Sean Martin of North Country Halibut Charters aboard the Irish, caught a tagged halibut June 1 worth $1,000, sponsored by Spenard Builder's Supply;

• Ray Kizer of Palmer, fishing with Capt. Gary Ault of Inlet Charters aboard the Whistler, caught a tagged halibut June 2 worth $500, sponsored by Driftwood Inn and Charters;

• Brice Vollbrecht of Tenstrike, Minn., fishing with Capt. Nick Spillett of Homer Ocean Charters aboard the Diamond Cape, caught a tagged halibut June 22 worth $500, sponsored by Homer Bed and Breakfast Association;

• Don Sturm of Auburn, Iowa, fishing with Capt. Norm Anderson of Norm's Salt Water Adventures aboard the Sea Otter, caught a tagged halibut June 25 worth $500, sponsored by Tacklebuster Charters;

• Casey Spink of Eagle River, fishing with Capt. Nick Spillett of Homer Ocean Charters aboard the Diamond Cape, caught a tagged halibut June 25 worth $500, sponsored by Silver Fin Guides;

• Rebecca Lyon of Anchorage, fishing with Capt. Brett Weaver of Homer Ocean Charters aboard the Bay Explorer, caught a tagged halibut July 1 worth $1,000, sponsored by Eagle Enterprises;

• Ron Anderson of Winlock, Wash, fishing on a private boat, caught a tagged halibut July 13 worth $500, sponsored by Barb's Video;

• Elizabeth Cupp of Homer, fishing on a private boat, caught a tagged halibut July 18 worth $250, sponsored by A Rosy Outlook B&B.

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