Thursday, July 28, 2011
VALDEZ HALIBUT DERBY
Talk about beginners luck! Annette Gutierrez from New Mexico who works as a truck driver in Fairbanks, caught a monster 335.7lbs halibut on her first day ever fishing, July 2nd! The monster was caught out of Valdez, Alaska and leads the famous Valdez Halibut Derby which pays out $15,000 for the top prize.
The halibut was 87 1/2 inches long making the 5 foot 6 inch Gutierrez appear small! This is the second largest halibut ever caught in the 25 year history of the derby.
Gutierrez hooked the halibut in her first hour of fishing which is really amazing!