Valdez Fish Derbies

Two New Leaders on the Halibut Board, Silvers Running

VALDEZ, Alaska – While the kids were slaying the pink salmon Saturday, halibut fishing in Valdez hit a high point with two anglers breaking into the overall standings. Jeff Maurer of Elysburg, PA caught a 171.4 pound halibut July 17th aboard the Dawn Treader to hop into 2nd place and Mark Clark of Sutton, Alaska is currently in 3rd place overall with a 163.8 pound halibut he caught July 17th aboard the Dan Orion. Read more >>>

Winning Fish in Kids Pink Salmon Derby Tips Scales at 7.5 Pounds

VALDEZ, Alaska - There is nothing better than the happy shout of a child with a fish on their line and Saturday there was plenty of hooting and hollering both from shore and from boats in Port Valdez. Fishing was a bit slow early morning, but picked up just after high tide at 8am. The winning fish was caught from a boat, but there was plenty of action from shore. Read more >>>

Jim Culley talks about catching a 325 pound halibut in the waters near Valdez, Alaska, on July 21, 2013. If his halibut remains the largest in the Valdez Halibut Derby, Jim will take home a $15,000 cash prize.

2014 Derby Dates

Halibut Derby
May 17 - Aug 31, 2014

Halibut Hullabaloo
June 13 - June 22, 2014

Kids' Pink Salmon Derby
July 19, 2014

Silver Salmon Derby
July 19 - Aug 31, 2014

Women's Silver Salmon Derby
Aug 9, 2014 (Opening Ceremony, Aug 8)

Silver Big Prize Fridays
July 25 & Aug 29, 2014

End of Derby
Aug 31, 2014

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