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 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    July 22, 2015

Silver salmon derby opens while pinks take a bow

Salmon took center stage in Valdez last weekend. The silver salmon derby opened for competition and youngsters from far and wide lined the shores Saturday for the eighth annual pink salmon derby for...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    June 17, 2015

Halibut Hullabaloo tournament is in full swing

Jason Rood of North Pole is currently leading the Halibut Hullabaloo with a 123. 4 pound fish he caught June 13 from aboard the "Jaime Lynn." However, Rood might not have been in the lead if Paul...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    June 25, 2014

Two hundred pound halibut raises the bar

The first halibut exceeding two-hundred pounds in the 2014 derby season was weighed in last week. Scott Hebig of Wasilla won bragging rights – and some extra dough – after bringing in a 203.6 pound flatfish a week ago Monday. In addition to...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    June 5, 2013

Halibut Hullabaloo begins next week

Early season halibut fishing will get a boost late next week as anglers converge on Valdez in hopes of being the angler to catch the largest halibut June 14-23. The Halibut Hullabaloo winners will be in the running for special prizes that week, in...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    May 29, 2013

Big fish means Halibut Derby off to exciting start

The competition to win the weekly prizes in the Valdez Halibut Derby is already quite stiff going into the second week of the season, with a 106 pound flat fish taking first place the first week, and...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Last week for Valdez Fish Derbies

Halibut angling continues to be consistent throughout Prince William Sound and charters out of Port Valdez are returning with happy anglers. Donovan Kelly has been working with Lady Luck Charters this year and he said the halibut fishing has been...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    June 13, 2012

Halibut Derby is led by Valdez angler

The Valdez halibut derby is heating up with catches in the mid 100 pound range. Steven Adams of Valdez is still leading the overall derby with the 136.1 pound halibut he caught on May 23. Benjamin...

 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    June 6, 2012

Derby fishing heating up in second week

Early season halibut fishing will get a boost mid June as anglers converge on Valdez in hopes of being the angler to catch the largest halibut June 15 through 24. Those are the dates for the much-anticipated Halibut Hullabaloo. Organizers of the...