Fairbanks woman takes top overall spot in Valdez Halibut Derby
Week three of the Valdez Halibut derby forced a massive overhaul of the leaderboard, knocking the top three out of first place.
The new third place holder is Edward Wahmann from Tok.
He reeled in a 126.2 pounder on June 8th on the Nunatuk.
That would have been the first place fish if it weren't for the two monster halibut that were caught two days earlier.
On June 6th, David Stack from Tyler Texas brought in a 158.2 pounder on the Sea Walker to take over second place in the overall standings.
The new top fish is going to be hard to beat.
Fairbanks' own Christine Ives reeled in a 285.6 pound Halibut to take the top spot so far this season.
She reeled hers in on the Nunatuk on June sixth.
These fish, obviously, also took the top two spots in the weekly standings.
The Halibut Derby will be running through September 1st.
The angler with the heaviest fish will win the $10,000 cash grand prize.
Second place will win $3,000 and third will take home $1,500.
The Silver Salmon Derby will also be starting soon.
That will run in Valdez from July 26th to September 1st and has the same cash prizes.