Missing the boat on a record catch

JASON WILBUR, who lives in Westminster, said he wasn’t offered a ticket for the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby in Alaska when he bought his fishing license. But, Wilbur said, he wouldn’t have thought that he’d be a winner, having fished the same waters last year and not catching anything near the size of the 313-pound halibut he landed a few weeks ago.



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JASON WILBUR, who lives in Westminster, said he wasn’t offered a ticket for the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby in Alaska when he bought his fishing license. But, Wilbur said, he wouldn’t have thought that he’d be a winner, having fished the same waters last year and not catching anything near the size of the 313-pound halibut he landed a few weeks ago.

As Jason Wilbur stepped onto a fishing boat in Homer, Alaska, two weeks ago, he just hoped he wouldn’t catch a chicken — the term fishermen use to describe a small halibut. He…




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