Jackpot Halibut Derby
The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut derby in the state of Alaska, with over $90,000.00 in CASH prizes up for grabs. Our past changes to the rules have turned the focus away from catching large halibut, to promote conservation of the resource. This gives more chances to win with tons of tagged fish throughout Kachemak Bay. The derby runs May 15th to September 15th 2017, concluding with the Halibut Derby Gala on September 20th, where the major tagged fish winners are announced.
The Jackpot Halibut Derby offers great prizes in a variety of categories:
In August 2013, an angler on a North Country Charters boat brought a tagged halibut to our Derby Headquarters. The angler did not have a derby ticket but he brought it in anyways. When we checked the ticket number against the prize we discovered that the tag was for the GCI $50,000 tagged fish.
So, the simple lesson we’d like to remind people is:
Buy your derby ticket! - Even little fish can win big!
Tickets are sold all over town, so don't go fishing without one!
Thank you to our Tagged Fish Sponsors