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 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    July 24, 2013

Heating up the derby: 325 pounder in the lead

Competition in the Valdez Halibut Derby went into overdrive Sunday after Jim Culley of Fairbanks brought in a 325 pounder. Culley said he has been halibut fishing several times, but the largest he...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    June 26, 2013

Fishing is fine with weather to match

With bluebird skies and record high temperatures, the Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in shack was busy with fish on the scales and anglers happy to hang out in the sunshine after returning to port....

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Valdez winner gets Seekins 4x4 truck

North Pole angler Calvin Carr reeled in a cool $15,000 Sunday night after catching a 264 pound halibut a mere week before the season end of the Valdez Halibut Derby. . Carr caught his prizewinning...

 
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Mining for silvers in Valdez tricky this year

People are catching silvers in Valdez, but they are having to do some crazy things to get them according to James Thayer, who fillets fish at the cleaning stations at the small boat harbor....

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Ladies loved the Women’s Silver Salmon Derby

After being crowned Queen of the Silver Salmon Sisterhood, Renee Canavan of Cottonwood, California said she was “kind of overwhelmed.” A cheering crowd of approximately 600 women cheered for...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Newbie takes second place in salmon derby

Visitor Candace Prossner of Royal Oaks, Maryland says she’d never been fishing before she dropped a line in Valdez. By, Saturday, August 4, she’d reeled in a nice 16.02 pound silver salmon –...

 
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Halibut derby competition is heating up

It was a hot week for halibut fishing in Valdez. The top three positions on the Halibut Derby leader board were all caught last week - and all weigh more than 200 pounds. Scott Jumgblom of Ione, Washi...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

New second and third placers in halibut derby

Theron Lee of Winfield, Alabama was coming to Valdez to fish, but when he found out there was a Kids Pink Salmon Derby Saturday he was excited to give it a try. The 14-year-old and his family headed...

 
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Interior Alaskans are weekly derby winners

The pink salmon are in! Anglers are reeling in humpies in good numbers from the shores of Allison Point and the halibut weekly winners were both above the 100 pound mark. Victor Joseph of Fairbanks...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    July 4, 2012

Still waiting for the really big one

Ken Roberson of Nevada had his halibut cut up and was loading it into bags when he found out he could have been in the running for a weekly prize in the Valdez halibut derby. Roberson, who lived in Glennallen for 40 years and just recently moved out...

 
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Alaskans still dominating fish derby

With bluebird skies in Valdez much of last week, the Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in shack was busy weighing in fish - and anglers were happy to hang out in the sunshine after returning to port. Several fish were weighed in at over 100 pounds and most w...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Halibut Derby still looking for the big one

It should be no surprise that Valdez woman Bonnie Woods took the lead in the Valdez Halibut Derby last week after she hauled in a nice 179.2 pounder. “Hopefully it’s just the first one,” Woods said after her June 16 fish charter on the Dan Orio...

 
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Alaskans top fishers in Valdez Derby - so far

Steven Adams of Valdez is on the top of the Valdez Halibut Derby leaderboard after landing a 136.1 pound halibut last Wednesday aboard the Dan Orion. The first week of the Valdez Halibut Derby ended...