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Only three weeks to reel in the halibut of the season

...19, 16-year-old Jackson Hobbs reeled in a monstrous 335-pound flatfish, putting him in the No.1 spot on the derby leader board, the Homer News reported. Hobbs, on vacation from Franklin, Idaho, was on a fishing trip with his grandfather...
Salmon pulse through again

...Monday at 7:57 a.m. and -2.4 feet on Tuesday at 8:49 a.m. in the Deep Creek district. New Homer halibut derby leader Carol Allis of Phoenix caught a 300-pound halibut on Wednesday aboard the Daze Off with Capt. Willie Beachy of Reel...
Changes coming to Homer halibut derby

...part of the breeding stock - a group that could be hit by fishermen trying to win monthly prizes. Even though a big derby leader might be up on the board in June or July, fishermen would still target trophy fish to win the monthly prizes. Davis...
Ready or not? Russian set to open

...of Homer say the halibut fishing has been slow and the catches have been small in the beginning of June with only one derby leader so far -- a 78.6-pounder caught by Jeremey Schmitt of Loveland, Colo. There's another good clam tide this week...
King, halibut fishing heating up

...the Homer Halibut Derby for June is Phil Dean of Roseville, Minn. with his 247.2-pound fish. In Seward, the derby leader there is still Aaron Buscher of Conifer, Colo. with his 337-pounder. Anglers can also try for halibut out of Deep...
The waiting game

...likely read or heard the news about Chad Aldridge boating a 350.8-pound halibut on June 19, a fish that made him Derby Leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby and a contender for the top prize, around $40,000 in recent years. Here's...
Photo feature: Winter wonderland

Renee Wellington is the angler to beat. Her 18.57-pound fish has topped the 53rd annual Seward silver salmon derby leader board since Monday. Ryan Sheehan, of Anchorage, sits just behind Wellington in the number two spot with the 18...
Lunker leads Homer derby

...high. For more than a month, Pardi's 348.2-pound lunker has topped Homer's 23rd annual jackpot halibut derby leader board. Pardi is one of two anglers to have turned in a 300-pounder in this year's derby. The winner of the derby...


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