David Chapparo of Chicago is the winner of the 2000 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby and the derby's largest purse ever. Although derby officials have not counted all tickets, they say Chapparo's winner's purse will exceed $31,000. He bagged his winning fish -- a 337-pounder -- July 9 aboard Inlet Charters' Fringe Benefit, skippered by David Flower.
Winners of the August/September derby were:
1- Acsinia Rvetov, Anchorage, 300.6 pounds. Caught Aug. 6 aboard Luxury Charters' Quintessence -- Dale Seekins, skipper.
2- Colin Ocker, Houston, Texas, 296.4 pounds. Caught Aug. 7 aboard Silver Fox Charters' Silver Fox 6 -- Dan Rathert, skipper.
3- Martin Connelly, Anchorage, 271.8 pounds. Caught Aug. 24 aboard Silver Fox Charters' Fox II -- Scott Glosser, skipper.
4- Ricky Olson, Amery, Wisc., 263.2 pounds. Caught Aug. 21 aboard Silver Fox Charters' Bele Isle -- Brian Nolar, skipper.
5- Emory Goodman, Ocean Shores, Wash., 244.0 pounds. Caught Aug. 7 aboard Silver Fox Charters' Ultimate -- John Nicholson, skipper.
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