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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!


Marcella KolbergOur current leader is Marcella Kolberg of Palmer, AK who caught a 142.4 lb halibut on May 30th while fishing with Captain Harvey Kolberg of Homer Ocean Charters on the Outer Marker.

Complete Standings

1st Place - Marcella Kolberg of Palmer AK May 30 caught a 142.4 Halibut fishing with Homer Ocean Charters on the Outer Marker with Captain Harvey Kolberg.

2nd Place - Ken Bailey June 7 caught a 141.2 halibut fishing with Homer Ocean Charters on the Bay Explorer with Captain Billy.

Tagged Fish

May  - No Tagged Fish

June - 4 Tagged Fish Caught

Garrett Tyson of Orlando FL - June 9 fishing with Inlet Charters with Captain Phil on the SeaWolf 2015 Tagged Fish

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 2014 Tagged Fish

Released Fish - Number Released to Date - 1