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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 30th Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. To celebrate this anniversary, in addition to the more than 100 tagged fish out there, including the GCI $50,000 and the Stanley Ford F-150 Tagged Fish, we are going to tag an extra 30 fish; these tags will be worth $50. 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!

This year we have already had one unlucky angler catch a large halibut but did not have a Derby ticket.

In 2013 someone actually caught the GCI $50,000 tagged fish...but hadn't purchased a Derby ticket.

Don't let that disappointed angler be you!

Derby Shack Stanley Ford