For anyone who does not know about it the Homer Alaska Halibut Fishing Derby is about the coolest thing ever.
Everyone buys a ticket and goes fishing over a period of time, you do NOT have to be a professional, ANYONE can enter. Basically what happens is this, the top five people with the largest Halibut win BIG money. Also and I think that this is really fun, they catch, mark, and release a few halibut before the derby begins.
If you are lucky enough to catch one of these special tagged halibut you win a ton of money regardless of the size of the fish. That happed this year to one lucky guy named Mike from Oregon.
His Halibut was only 8 pounds… we are talking about one tiny fish here, especialy by Homer Alaska Halibut standards.
Still he won $10,000. Not bad income for a day spent fishing.
What do you think?