The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut fishing competition with the largest total payout in Alaska. Derby info available at: www.HomerAlaska.org/jackpot-halibut-derby.html Current Jackpot Derby leader, is Michael Eskelson of Sutton, brought in a 187.6lb 78″ fish. Michael was fishing on a private boat fishing with 40lb test weight line on a small salmon Penn reel. Derby Ticket purchased at the Sport Shed. 111 tags have been attached to halibut through Kachemak Bay, tags are worth $250, $500, $1000 with two tags big tags: Homer Charter Association tag worth $10,000 and the Homer Chamber of Commerce tag worth $25,000. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享From mid-May to mid-September every year thousands of anglers come to Homer, “The Halibut Fishing Capitol of the World”, to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. The first week of the Jackpot Halibut Derby was a busy one with a 2005 and 2014 tag caught and 2 Jackpot Fish weighed in. You can purchase Derby tickets at businesses all over Homer, and tickets are required in order to participate. Winners will be announced at the September 20th Jackpot Halibut Derby Gala.