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TWO HUNDRED POUND FISH TAKES LEAD IN HALIBUT DERBY

“Put the time in. If you’re willing to be patient, most of the time you’ll end up with nice fish,” said Jim Rothenbuhler shortly after catching the 201.2 pound halibut that puts him in the lead in the Valdez Halibut Derby.

THE FISHING IS ON IN VALDEZ, ALASKA

Diane Jewkes of North Pole won the 1st place weekly prize in the Valdez Halibut Derby with a 117.2 pound fish she caught June 17th aboard the Moscato Myst.

HALIBUT DERBY STARTS SATURDAY MAY 23, 2020

The weigh-in will be open with new safety protocols, including observing social distance requests that are posted at weigh-in. The 1st place prize for 2020 is $5,000, 2nd place prize is $1,500 and 3rd place $750.