This past Sunday, a Colorado angler fishing out of Homer Alaska, caught the halibut of a lifetime weighing in at 313lbs. However, if he would have paid $10 for a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket he might have won $40,000.
Currently the leader in the derby is a halibut weighing in at 273lbs with a just under 2 months of fishing remaining.
Last year the derby winner was paid $40,440
So if you are going to fish for halibut in Homer anytime soon, make sure you spend $10 to enter the derby because you never know!!