Valdez Fishing Derby winners for August 13-19

Published: Aug. 23, 2017 at 3:41 PM AKDT
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The Valdez Fishing Derbies announced the winners of the Halibut Derby for the week of August 13th through the 19th.

Brett Fickler from Omaha Nebraska hauled in a 197.4-pound Halibut on August 18th, which also brought him into third place on the overall leaderboard.

Mitch Wallace from Corpus Christi Texas brought in a 164-pound Halibut on August 18th to take second place for the week.

Valdez' Frieda Wiley is still the top overall leader with her 374-pound monster Halibut and Fairbanks' Tim Stadtmiller holds second place with his 266-pounder.

In the overall Silver Salmon Derby Standings, Cole Baxter from Fayetteville Georgia is still in first place with a 15.62-pound Salmon, Chinda Heston retains second place with a 14.88-pounder, and our newest entrant in the top three is Robert Shirley from Keller Texas, who brought in a 14.78-pounder on Tuesday to take third place overall.

Both the Halibut and Silver derbies have a $15,000 Grand Prize for first place, a $5,000 prize for second and $2,000 for third.

Time is running out to get in on the action down in Valdez, as the Derbies will come to an end on September 3rd.