- Visit Homer
- The Chamber
- Visitor's Guide
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.
This year there's more than 100 tagged fish out there, including the GCI $50,000 and the Stanley Ford F-150 Tagged Fish. Catch a previous year tagged fish and win $100 in HOMER BUCKS, our local currency (use like cash at participating businesses).
Last summer Monique Phillips of Willow, AK caught a little fish with a tag and won the Stanley Ford F-150!
In its 28th year, 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! In 2013 someone actually caught the GCI $50k tagged fish...but hadn't purchased a Derby ticket.
Don't let that disappointed angler be you!