• Ned Friedman of Childquin, Ore. remains atop the Jackpot Derby leaderboard with his 277.8 lb halibut caught on July 14. Friedman was fishing with Captain Greg Northover and Alaska Arctic Sun Fishing and Hunting Expeditions.
• Kevin Anderson of Crystal, Minn. landed a nice 94.2 pound halibut on July 21. He was fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters and Mark Sutherland aboard the F/V Tuff Stuff.
• On July 23, Stoughton, Wisc. angler Shawn Berndt called from Seward, where he was holding a 2011 Homer Jackpot Derby tag. He landed the 35-inch flatfish in Harris Bay, in the Gulf of Alaska, near the entrance to Resurrection Bay. Hard to believe that fish took three years to get there! Berndt was fishing with Marv’s Fishing Charters.
• For current Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Leaderboard information, go to: www.homeralaska.org and click on the Jackpot Halibut Derby Leaderboard link on the upper right of the page.
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