August 23, 2014
ALASKA: angler catch a 335 lb halibut
Joung angler Jackson Hobbs bought a $10 ticket into the "Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby" in Homer, Alaska and went fishing for halibut.
He so landed in lass than 30 minutes of fight a 335 lb Pacific halibut while fishing with "Venturess" boat with Capt. Travis Larson of Alaska Premier Sportfishing.
His big fish surpassed the previous leader by 57 pounds, and would have been big enough to win 16 of the previous 28 derbies dating to the event’s beginning in 1986. The biggest derby winner weighed 376 pounds.
If his halibut remains the leader until the finish of the derby, (15 September) Hobbs will win $10,000, plus 50 cents per derby ticket sold.
Last year’s winner received $21,280, and four years ago the payout was more than $40,000.