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HOMER JACKPOT HALIBUT DERBY
From mid-May to mid-September every year thousands of anglers come to Homer, "The Halibut Fishing Capitol of the World", to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.
We are gearing up for this, the 31st Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. There are more than 100 tagged fish out there, including the GCI $50,000 and $35,000 toward a vehicle of your choice at Stanley Ford or Stanley Chrysler. Catch a previous year tagged fish and win $100.
The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut fishing competition with the largest total payout in Alaska.
Tickets are sold all over town, so don't go fishing without one!
Last year we had two unlucky anglers early in the Derby who did not have Derby Tickets, one caught a good sized halibut and one caught a tagged fish sponsored by Kiana Lodging that would have earned him $500. This year, Patrick Scheup of Kronach, Bavaria, Germany caught a 348.6 lb barn door halibut and would have been the current Derby leader, but alas he also did not have a Derby ticket. Don't let that disappointed angler be you - BUY YOUR DERBY TICKET
In 2013 someone actually caught the GCI $50,000 tagged fish...but hadn't purchased a Derby ticket.