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  • NEW Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby leader

    NEWS RELEASE / AUGUST 19, 2014 FROM THE HOMER JACKPOT HALIBUT DERBY

    Sixteen-year-old Jackson Hobbs, from Franklin, ID, blew the rest of the field out of the water in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby when he brought a 335-lb. butt to be weighed in at Derby Headquarters in the last half hour of the fishing day today, August 19, 2014. "It only took a half hour to bring in", Jackson said, who was fishing with Captain Travis Larson on Alaska Premier Sportfishing's charter boat Venturess. Jackson is in Alaska on a trip sponsored by his grandfather as a reward for becoming an Eagle Scout.

    The winner of the Jackpot prize for the largest fish receives a $10,000 payout, plus .$50 for every Derby ticket sold. Last year's Jackpot winner went home with $21,281.50. In its 28th year, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut fishing competition, with the largest total payout in Alaska.

    CLICK FOR THE CURRENT AND COMPLETE JACKPOT HALIBUT DERBY LEADERBOARD

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  • #2
    Good on the Eagle Scout!

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    • #3
      Love to hear stuff like that. Congrats to him and huge thumbs up to his Gramps!
      When the HOGS show up, somethins gonna DIE!!!
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      • #4
        Thanks for sharing the Derby update.

        Way to go to young master Hobbs for earning his Eagle.

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