07/28/14 - 7:57am
Charter anglers throughout Alaska are experiencing strong halibut fishing, with large fish landed in several of the state’s derbies, although commercial reports have been more mixed.
Seward’s derby was won on the final day — June 30 — with a 312.2-pound fish caught by Oleg Gozobohenno from Moscow, Russia.
That’s larger than the winners from the last three years. A 211-pound fish took the lead in 2013, a 196.6-pounder won in 2012 and a 247-pound fish won in 2011.
Gozobohenno was fishing on Andy Mezirow’s CrackerJack Voyageur.