ORION CHARTERS - HALIBUT DERBY FISHING

  The Valdez  halibut derby generally runs from Memorial day weekend to Labor day weekend.  The three largest overall halibut weighed-in receive cash prizes of 15k, 5k, and 2k.  The two biggest halibut each week also get prizes. There is a mini derby called the "Halibut Hulabaloo", with a $1000 cash prize.  Also, each person that buys a derby ticket is entered in a drawing for $10,000 cash.  Derby tickets cost $10.

 The Valdez Fish Derby is a non-profit organization that promotes sport fishing in Valdez.  The Derby commitee and Derby clerks are all volunteers. 100% of the money from derby ticket sales goes to prizes.  We encourage our customers to participate in the Valdez Fish Derbies.   The more people that fish in the derby, the more money will be awarded as prizes.  The greater the prizes the more people that will participate which encourages sponsors to donate cash and prizes.

It is always exciting when the boat is bringing in a big fish that will potentially place on the leader board or top the current leader. After the initial fight and landing of a big halibut, the speculation of how much the fish will weigh on the certified derby scale is on everyone's mind.  The competition associated with the $15,000.00 first place derby prize increases the quality and intensity of all of the participating charters. This results in many very high quality fishing charters in Valdez. 

  For more about the derby go to www.valdezfishderbies.com .

DERBY FISH CAUGHT ON ORION CHARTERS

     * 2017 - 1st biggest halibut (374.0#), caught by Frieda Wiley of Valdez, Alaska on 08/06/2017
     * 2017 - 2nd biggest halibut (266.0#), caught by Tim Stadtmiller of Fairbanks,
Halibut Hullabaloo Winner on 06/18/2017
     * 2017 - 4th biggest halibut (182.2#), caught by Grant Stultz of Reston, VA on 08/08/2017
     * 2016 - 3rd biggest halibut (174.4#), caught by Jeff Leaverton on Madisonville, LA,
Halibut Hullabaloo Winner on 06/16/2016
     * 2015 - Unknown Place (170.2#), caught by Jeffery Group of Berlin, Wisconsin
Halibut Hullabaloo Winner on 06/15/2015
     * 2013 - 1st biggest halibut (325.0#), caught by Jim Culley of Fairbanks, Alaska on 07/21/2013
     * 2012 - 3rd biggest halibut (233.0#), caught by Mike Burke of Henderson , Nevada on 08/02/12
     * 2012 - 4th biggest halibut (227.6#), caught by Marvin Knapp of Gravois Mills, MO on 07/26/2012
     * 2012 - Unknown Place (196.4#), caught by Bonnie Woods of Valdez, Alaska  on 07/20/2012
     * 2012 - Unknown Place (179.2#), caught by Bonnie Woods of Valdez, Alaska 
Halibut Hullabaloo Winner on 06/16/2012
     * 2011 - 3rd biggest halibut (214.8#), caught by James Pohlman of Fairbanks Alaska on 07/20/2011
     * 2011 - Unknown Place (197.2#), caught by Sam McCallester of Copper Center, Alaska on 08/08/2012
     * 2010 - 4th biggest halibut (209.1), caught by Ryan Maroney of Fairbanks Alaska on 08/10/2010
     * 2010 - 5th biggest halibut (200.7#), caught by Ron Gentry of Fairbanks, Alaska on  06/25/2010
     * 2010 - 6th biggest halibut (199.5#), caught by Melody Dalbec of Fairbanks Alaska,
Halibut Hullabaloo Winner on 06/19/2010
     * 2009 - 1st biggest halibut (312.9#), caught by Steve Caverely of Eagle River, Alaska 08/10/2009
     * 2009 - 6th biggest  halibut (208.2#) caught by David Paachocha of Fardance, MS
     * 2009 - 9th biggest halibut (201.1#) caught by Jason Trine of Fairbanks, Alaska
     * 2008 - 1st biggest halibut (251.5#), caught by Jon Vandervaart of Anchorage on 08/03/2008
     * 2007 - 4th biggest halibut (260.#), caught by,
     * 2007 - 6th biggest halibut(236.0#) caught by John Burke of Anchorage, Alaska   
     * 2007 - 7th biggest halibut(235.0#), caught by Ralph Dunkle of Rosemont, MN
     * 2007 - 8th biggest halibut(209.6#), caught by Terry Sacora
     * 2006 - 2nd biggest halibut (262.7#), caught by John Swindell of Indego, California, on 08/29/2006
     * 2006 - 6th biggest halibut (233.2#), caught by Harvey Eckert of Fairbanks, on 08/08/2006
     * 2006 - 7th biggest halibut (226.3#) caught by Taylor Brown of Cub, NY on 08/10/2006
     * 2006 - 9th biggest halibut (214.5#) caught by Dallas Ferguson of Fairbanks, Alaska on 08/13/2006
     * 2006 -11th biggest halibut (203.2#), caught by Alex Varona of Anchorage Alaska on 07/29/2006
     * 2005 - 5th biggest halibut  (268.4#), caught by Dave Szczcinski of Pennsylvania, on 06/22/2005 
     * 2005 - 7th biggest halibut  (253.4#), caught by Steve Shepard of Delta Junction, on 06/21/2005
     * 2005 - 9th biggest halibut (230.2#), unknown person, no derby ticket.
     * 2005 -10th biggest halibut (215.0#), caught by Louis Milner of Anchorage, Alaska
     * 2005 - 11th biggest halibut (212.8#), caught by Kahler Schuemann
     * 2005 - 12th biggest halibut (208.4#) caught by John Guthrie of Valdez, Alaska
     * 2004 - Unknown place, 230.7#, unknown person
     * 2003 - 1st biggest halibut  (251.0#), caught by Joe Prax of Valdez,
     * 2003 - 4th biggest halibut (230.7#), caught by Dale Kaiser of Fairbanks,
     * 2003 - Unknown Place (218.2#), caught by Tim Washeleski of Fairbanks
     * 2002 - Unknown place (212.2#), unknown person
     * 2002 - Unknown place (207# and 202#), caught by Joe Green of Anchorage
     * 2001 - 1st biggest halibut  (322.6#), caught by Larry Davis of North Pole,
     * 2001- Unknown Place (244.0#), caught by Ron Thomas of Fairbanks
     * 2001 - Unknown Place (216#), caught by Jerry Chub on Anchorage
     * 2001 - Unknown Place (200#), caught by Kelly Hawkins of Valdez
     * 2000 - 2nd biggest halibut (280.0#), caught by Kelly McGovern of Anchorage,
     * 2000 - 3rd biggest halibut (250.0#), caught by Paul Casey of Valdez.
    

ORION CHARTERS
Dave & Frieda Wiley
P.O. Box 3577
Valdez, AK 99686

EMAIL:      dave@orioncharters.com or
                 frieda@orioncharters.com

PHONE:              (907) 835-8610                         

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