Thursday, June 23, 2011
HOMER JACKPOT HALIBUT DERBY
Chad Aldridge landed the halibut of his dreams on Fathers Day. The monster weighed in at 350.5lbs putting Aldridge in the lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. The Derby runs till September 30th and hands out prizes totalling approximately $190,000. It costs $10 for a daily derby ticket. On the same day as Aldrige's catch another angler landed a 300.6lbs halibut but did not buy a derby ticket.
Last year the largest halibut landed in the derby weighed in at 277.6lbs and paid out to the lucky angler $40,610. Therefore if heading to Alaska and fishing for halibut in Homer, make sure you spend $10 for a derby ticket and you could win thousands!!