A Soldotna man has taken the lead in the Homer Halibut Derby. Chad Aldridge fished Sunday near Sel
dovia, and landed a 350.5-pound whopper after an hour and 20 minutes. Aldridge’s took the lead over Eileen Bachtol of Homer, who had landed a 277.8-pound halibut this month on board a charter. A 350.5-pound fish would have won in the derby in all but five years of the contest, held since 1986.
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