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 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    September 4, 2013

Thousands awarded at derby season end

After an exciting week in the Valdez Silver Derby, it was Michael Freerksen of Valdez who took home top honors and the $15,000 first place prize last Sunday with the 16.92 pound silver he caught...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 28, 2013

The fishing is fantastic in Valdez

When you talk with anglers in Valdez these days, they’re more than happy to tell you where they are finding fish. They’re everywhere. Anglers are making their way out to Jack Bay, Sawmill Bay,...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 21, 2013

Big fish still out there in final weeks of derby

Carrie Little John of Fairbanks is still leading the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby despite the fact that hundreds of fish are being weighed in, hoping for a chance to get on the leader board. The daily...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    July 31, 2013

Big fish equal big reward in Big Prize Friday

The silver salmon have returned to Port Valdez and so has Big Prize Friday. A total of 23 anglers weighed in a silver last Friday, hoping to win the $500 cash prize and another $508 in rewards for...

 
 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 Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    July 10, 2013

Michigan man wins weekly derby

Two out-of-state anglers hit the halibut derby jackpot during the Fourth of July weekend, winning the first and second place weekly prizes. Richard Hanson of Haslett, Michigan reeled in a 145.6 pound...

 
 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 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 Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    May 22, 2013

Halibut derby opens with 97-pound leader

So, the miles and piles of snow lingering in town might not realize the calendar says it’s spring, but anglers in the Valdez Halibut Derby do. Justin Hoppe of Valdez is one such man; he hit Prince...

 
 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...

 
 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 the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

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 –...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

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...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

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...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

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...

 
 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...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

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...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Spawn `til Dawn Party caps fish derbies

Checks were cut, prizes given away and a Valdez woman was handed the keys to a brand new Seekins Ford Truck during the Spawn ‘til Dawn Derby Awards Party the evening of September 4. The big shindig...