North Pole angler holds lead in Valdez Halibut Derby after Week 1
It's officially that time of the year.
The Valdez Halibut Derby is underway and an Interior Angler currently holds the top spot.
The Derby kicked off on May 18th and there are already three fish at over 100 pounds in the top three spots.
The top fish for the opening week belongs to North Pole's Dorris Miller.
She brought in a 109.6 pound Halibut on May 21st on the Dan Orion.
Close behind her is Anchorage's Rosina Mancari, who is in second place in the weekly and overall standings with a 107.4 pound fish that she reeled in on May 24th.
Since this is the first week, the two weekly leaders also hold the top two spots while third place overall belongs to Valdez's Tim Hastings who reeled in a 105.6 pounder on the Redhead on May 27th.
The Valdez Halibut derby will be running through September 1st. The competitor with the largest fish at the end will receive the $10,000 cash grand prize.
Second place will win $3,000 and third will get $1,500.