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Iowa angler wins halibut derby jackpot

...while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters. The wait ended at 9 p.m. Sunday, when the 27th Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby came to an end and Jones was crowned the winner. "Who'd have thought that after all that, I'd win...
Halibut derby tagged fish entrants look forward to drawing

...Sherman Ampey is so excited, so thrilled, he tells everyone he meets back home in Michigan about catching a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tagged halibut during his summer fishing trip to the Kenai Peninsula. "I can't believe it," he said...
Tagged fish caught in the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

? Janet Baldauf, of Homer, caught May 19 on Captain Pete's Alaskan Experience tag 1649; ? Chester Kaczanowski, of Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Homer Fishing

...but a couple are closer to 25. As halibut goes, ours are on the small side. The winning fish in the annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby in 1996 weighed 376 pounds. The possibility that such a monster might be sniffing your bait keeps you coming...
Lull in sockeye fishing as late run kings to open

...lighter tackle, Miller said. Recently, a sport fishing charter caught in three days two halibut tagged in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Fish and Game has received a few reports of mushy - or flabby, jelly-like - halibut. Anglers should release...
Three days; two derby fish

Two clients aboard a sport fishing charter each caught a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby tagged fish in a three-day span during a recent fishing trip out of Homer."I've been fishing my whole life," Captain John...
Russian River, Kenai River rainbow trout openers set for Monday

...m., Friday, -2.7 feet. Add 30 minutes for the Clam Gulch area. Homer resident Christy Russ leads the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with her 128 pounder caught June 2 on North Country Halibut Charters with captain Ben Martin aboard the Fringe...
Mixed bag: halibut, sockeye, trout on tap from the area south of Flat Islands. Pam Seward of LaMirada, Calif., currently holds the lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with her 219.6-pound barn door caught June 15 on the Arctic Addiction with Captain Mike Manns of Mann's...
Salmon pulse through again

...Wednesday aboard the Daze Off with Capt. Willie Beachy of Reel Fun Charters to become the new leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. However, hours before that fish came in, Pam Hanshaw of Homer weighed in two halibut she caught - a 230...
Low water shouldn't lower expectations: Holiday weekend marks unofficial start of fishing season

...for them to hide." If fishing in the river isn't your preference, try going for halibut in the salt. The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is under way, giving anglers a chance to compete for cash prizes. Dixie Lee Micke of Terra Bella, Calif...


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