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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 three unlucky anglers, one catch a good sized halibut, one caught a tagged fish sponsored by Kiana Lodging that would have earned him $500, and the third caught what would have been the current Derby leader, but each of the gentlemen did not had a Derby ticket. Don't let that disappointed angler be you - BUY YOUR DERBY TICKET

Tagged Fish without Derby Ticket 291.2 lb without Derby Ticket

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

Derby Shack Stanley Ford