Chicago man wins Homer Halibut Derby with 337-pound fish

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2000

HOMER (AP) -- A Chicago man is more than $31,000 richer for landing the largest fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

David Chaparro caught his 337-pound flatfish July 9 aboard the ''Fringe Benefit,'' which was operated by Inlet Charters.

It was a summer of big fish for the Homer Halibut Derby. Contestants caught five fish weighing more than 300 pounds, organizers said.

It also appears to be a record-sized payoff. Two-dollars from every ticket sold went into jackpot winnings.

The actual size of the jackpot will be determined once all the tickets have been collected, organizers said.

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