Two Minnesotan anglers reach Valdez Halibut Derby leaderboards
The Halibut Derby continues down in Valdez, just completing it's sixth week of action.
We saw some hefty hauls this week with two participants reeling in fish over 200 pounds.
Matt Janezic of Duluth Minnesota, says he has been fishing in Valdez for the last 12 years.
He may of caught his best fish yet, reeling in a 203.4 pounder, good enough for him to slide into third place overall.
But, it was Christopher Barnes of Moorhead, Minnesota, who owned the week.
Barnes hooked a 225.6 pound Halibut, positioning him comfortably in second place.
The Derby will continue through September 1st and still, Fairbanks' very own Christine Ives holds the top spot, with her 285.6 pound slab she reeled in on June 6th.