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Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Starts:    May 15, 2016    6:00AM
Ends:     Sept 15, 2016    7:00PM

The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut competition with the largest total payout in Alaska.

Our ’’Release to Increase’’ catch & release program, conceived and sponsored by Coal Point Seafoods, is an effort to educate anglers about conservation of the halibut fishery. Release a halibut 48-inches or longer and be in a drawing from a monthly pool of entries to win $500, and end of season drawing for $1000!


Gayle MagglioOur current leader is Gayle Maggio of Miles City, MT who caught a 167.2 lb halibut on July 8 while fishing with Homer Ocean Charters on the Diamond Cape with Captain Travis Blount. Gayle replaced Alisa Sands as our Derby Leader who held that position for only three days. This year appears to be the year of the lady anglers!!

Complete Standings

1st Place- Gayle Magglio of Miles City MT July 8 caught a 167.2 lb halibut fishing with Homer Ocean Charters on the Diamond Cape with Captain Travis Blount.

2nd Place - Alisa Sands of Lake Stevens WA July 5 caught a 165 lb halibut fishing with Central Charters on the Grand Aleutian with Captain David Bayes.

3rd Place - Kim McCallum of San Antonio TX July 26 caught a 149.9 lb halibut fishing with O'Fish'ial Charters with Captain John Osteen.

Tagged Fish

May  - No Tagged Fish

June - 5 Tagged Fish Caught

Garrett Tyson of Orlando FL - June 9 fishing with Inlet Charters with Captain Phil on the SeaWolf Garrett's fish was tagged in 2015 and won him $100

Tomm VanderHorst of Arvada CO - June 10 fishing with Nauti Cs with Captain Kristin Churchill on the Nauti Cs. Tomm's fish was sponsored by Alaska Ultimate Safaris and won him $250

Christopher Cella of Johnstown OH - June 11 with Captain Scott's Sportfishing with Captain Scott Glosser on the Mako. Christopher's fish was sponsored by Best Western Bidarka Inn and won him $250.

Mike Shirley of Maple Valley WA - June 11 on a private vessel (A Salt Weapon) with Captain John Mayfield Mike's fish was tagged in 2014 and won him $100.

Gillian Glidewell of Anchorage AK - June 16 with Alaska Saltwater Adventures with Captain Max Shifter on the BIG EASY. Jillian's fish was sponsored by Adventure Alaska Car Rental and won her $500

July - 2 Tagged Fish Caught

Katie Kline of Hummelstown PA - July 8 fishing on a private boat with (Catie-Jen) with Captain Eric Wilcox. Katie's fish was tagged in 2015 and won her $100.

Spencer Hill of Aurora CO - July 8 fishing with Central Charters with Captain Johnny Adams on the Foxfire. Spencer's fish was tagged in 2015 and won him $100

Lita Lubitsh-White of Anchorage AK - July 19 fishing on a private boat. Lita's fish was sponsored by Nauti Cs and won her $250.

Keri Phillips of Newcastle WY- July 24 fishing with Homer Ocean Charters with Captain Billy Hayden on the Bay Explorer. Keri's fish was tagged in 2013 and won her $100.

Released Fish - Number Released to Date - 4