Last-minute catch wins May derby prize

Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002

Ruth Armstrong of Eagle River checked in to Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby headquarters at 5:30 p.m. Friday to register her 306.4-pound catch, taking over first place in the overall derby standings as well as nabbing the $1,000 prize for the biggest fish for the month of May.

Tom Barkman of Homer was second for the month of May with his catch of 214 pounds, and Electa Hostetter of Anchorage was third with a 203-pound fish.

Fourth place for the month went to Ken Belden of Nucla, Colo., for a 200.8-pound catch, and Edna Aguirre of Anchorage was fifth with a 196.4-pound fish.

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