-Taken from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Melody Darbec of Fairbanks hooked a 200-pound halibut off a charter boat running out of Valdez. After getting harpooned by a deckhand, the big 'but ran under the boat and snapped the line. Crushed by the loss, she rigged up again... and hooked another monster a little later. When they got the big fish on the boat they quickly recognized that it was the same halibut she had just lost!
She now leads the Valdez Halibut Hullabaloo Derby. Way to go, Mrs. Darbec!