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2013 Seward Halibut Tournament

2013 Seward Halibut Tournament

Official Press Release

Talk about a dramatic show down at the end of the month long, the 2013 Seward Halibut Tournament! From June 20 – 26 the lead was held by angler Kristine Jordahl Fishing on the Cisco Kid and on June 27th just days before the tournament’s end Angler James Boyer Fished with Captain Chris from the charter Tia Rose landed what looked to be a sure winner with a 204.2 pound halibut. In a dramatic  turn of events just a day before the end of the event  Angler David Law Fished with  Captain Andy Mezirow on the Crackerjack Voyager. Captain Andy choose to  fish the same tide  phase, at the same spot that he guided angler Kevin Bouchard to for the record 337 pound derby winner caught three years earlier. Angler David Law was fishing a Penn International 12 2 speed Xls with a Penn Torque 50 pound rod, fishing with a live herring.  The 211 pound monster took 33 minutes to subdue and was worth $10,000 dollars.   Captain Andy said

” It was exciting to guide a second fisherman to a victory, catching these fish is about being the right place, at the right time.”

Cheers to another successful Halibut Tournament in Seward, Alaska.

halibut tourney winner 2013

2013 Tournament standing:

2013 Leader Board:
1ST PLACE: 211.0 David Law, Maryville, TN   CrackerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack Voyager
2ND PLACE: 204.2 James Boyer, Reno, NV   Tia Rose
3RD PLACE: 176.8 Krystyna Markiewicz   Alaska Northern Outfitters, SeaQuest

 

2013 Daily Winners:

Date

Weight

Name Charter Company/Boat

Jun 1

139.0

Samuel Starwbridge Aurora Charters, C-Hawk

Jun 2

95.6

Tandi Fox CrakerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack

Jun 3

29.6

Shirley Sands CrackerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack Voyager

Jun 4

80.6

Rick Bitz Aurora Charters, Aurora

Jun 5

125.6

Eric Bruins CrakerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack

Jun 6

102.6

Scott Bartley Seward Military Resort, C-Veiwer

Jun 7

131.6

Kevin Doyle ProFish-N-Sea

Jun 8

116.6

Jody Young Saltwater Safari, Legacy

Jun 9

95.6

Brad Krueger Big Easy (private boat)

Jun 10

95.0

Steven Botcher CrackerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack Voyager

Jun 11

112.4

Edward Waeter CrackerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack Voyager

Jun 12

82.8

Teresa Walle Grand Slam w/ Capt. Ryan

Jun 13

88.2

Ron Scalzi CrakerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack

Jun 14

98.6

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Clint Merrick ProFish-N-Sea Charters, Interceptor

Jun 15

98.8

Curt Abbas Semaka Charters, Seafarer

Jun 16

129.4

Derren Cheongstatmoy Pacific Fishing, Inc., Carolyn

Jun 17

123.4

James Duncan Semaka Charters, Seafarer

Jun 18

108.0

Janet Levere CrakerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack

Jun 19

88.0

Claude Higbee Ak Coastal Ventures, Huntress

Jun 20

166.8

Kristine Jordahl Cisco Kid

Jun 21

126.2

Sheena Draine Alaska Northern Outfitters, Sea Quest

Jun 22

140.2

Pete Imhof Alaska Glacier Fishing, Noble Eagle

Jun 23

79.6

Roger Campbel ProFish-N-Sea, Pro-Fish

Jun 24

134.0

 

Ken Ciske Semaka Charters, Sea Farer

Jun 25

46.2

Paul Adrock Interceptor

Jun 26

129.2

Conner Barrett CrackerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack Voyager

Jun 27

204.2

James Boyer Tia Rose

Jun 28

140.2

Byron DeMola ProFish-N-Sea Charters, Pursuit

Jun 29

211.0 

David Law CracjerJack Sport Fishing, CrackerJack Voyager

Jun 30

156.6

Marvin Gilbert Semaka Charters, Sea Farer

 

halibut tagged winner 2013

 

Erin Lemas

Events Coordinator

Seward Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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