Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

Homer Chamber of Commerce

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Halibut Jackpot Derby will come to an end after this Sunday.
Since 1996, the chamber has been awarding prizes for the largest halibut caught in the Homer area and for catching and releasing tagged halibut.
Jason Schuler of Wahpeton, North Dakota is the current leader of this year's derby. He caught a 224.2 pound halibut on July 12. If no one who buys a ticket catches a bigger fish before Sunday, September 15, Schuler stands to win ten thousand dollars, plus fifty cents for each derby ticket sold.

Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

An angler from Vancouver, British Columbia won the 33rd Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby this weekend. Ashley Camp caught a 221.4-pound halibut on Belle Ile with the Midnight Sun Charters. She took the lead in July with the 76-inch fish and remained unchallenged.

The five-month contest ended on Saturday and the chamber has yet to announce this year’s jackpot prize. Last year, the grand prize total was $15, 241. There will be a prize ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at 3 p.m. at the Salty Dawg. The ceremony will also be live streamed on Facebook @jackpothalibutderby.