North Pole angler holds lead in Valdez Halibut Derby after Week 1

Published: May. 28, 2019 at 7:26 PM AKDT
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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. ​