Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
Standings for June 17, 2013
Wonderful weather has greeted anglers over the past two weeks, and a new Derby leader has been crowned.
But, don’t fret. There is still time to catch a bigger one, as well as plenty of tagged fish swimming out there in the Bay, including the $50,000 GCI and Stanley Ford Truck fish.
NEW 2013 JACKPOT LEADER
• 153.2 pounds, caught by Greg Mendenhall of Port Orange, Fla. On June 15. Mendenhall was fishing with Big Bear Halibut Charters and Captain Rob Hyslip aboard the F/V Bear Force I.
2013 Tagged Fish Winners
• Janet Baldauf of Homer caught tagged fish No. 1649 on May 19 while fishing with Captain Pete’s Alaskan Experience.
• Chester Kaczanowski of Dearborn Heights, Mich. caught tagged fish No. 1542 on June 14 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters.
• Anthony Hanson of Anchorage caught tagged fish No. 1544 on June 15 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters.
$10,000 Tagged Fish Sponsors
Best Western Bidarka Inn, Coca Cola/Petro Express, Era Aviation and Fred Meyer
$1,000 Tagged Fish Sponsors
Alaskan Suites, Beluga Lake Lodge, Land’s End Resort, Pioneer Car Rental, Rainbow Tours and Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant.
Russian River opens to sockeye fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday that the Russian River Sanctuary will open to sockeye salmon sport fishing beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 19. There is a map of the sanctuary area on page 51 of the 2013 Southcentral regulation booklet.
The daily bag and possession limit remains three sockeye salmon. The Department has projected that the early run sockeye salmon spawning escapement goal of 22,000 – 42,000 sockeye salmon will be achieved.
Anglers are reminded to remove fish carcasses whole, or gutted/gilled from the Russian River clear water, or take fish to the main Kenai River cleaning tables to fillet and chop sockeye salmon carcasses into small pieces. Please throw pieces into deep, flowing waters.
Please respect the riverbank restoration projects and stay on established pathways in all areas. Keep track of all personal belongings, including fish stringers.
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