Halibut Derby Results

Individual Anglers
1st Place  - Tony Park - 29.1 lbs - California Halibut
2nd Place - Paul Thompson - 21.1 lbs - California Halibut (Released)
3rd Place - Dylan Legere - 14.8 lbs - Bag of Live Calico Bass
4th Place - Mark McNally - 13.1 lbs - California Halibut (Released)
1st Place  - Bugs - 39.7 lbs Combined
Steven Legere, Dylan Legere
2nd Place - Young Guns - 25.32 lbs Combined
Stephen Bohrer, Jeff Compton, Paul Thompson
3rd Place - Glasscutter - 12.3 lbs Combined
Jack Kell, Michael Milstead, Miguel Zamora

Go to Past Years to see this year's Halibut Derby pictures.

Halibut Derby Perpetual Trophy

Keith Lambert passes the MDRA Halibut Derby Perpetual Trophy to this year's winner Paul Thompson. The MDRA Halibut Derby Perpetual Trophy is held by the MDRA member with the best fish in the ‪MDR ‎Halibut Derby‬.

MDRA Perpetual Trophy

Furuno GP1670F Winner!

We want to thank Furuno for supporting the 41st Annual MDR Halibut Derby by donating the Furuno GP1670F Multi Function Display.


2016 Miss Halibut

MDRA would like to thank 2016 Miss Halibut, Hannah Kat Jones, for supporting the 41st Annual MDR Halibut Derby


2016 MDR Halibut Derby Grand Prizes

MDRA is excited to announce the following grand prizes for the 2016 MDR Halibut Derby.

1st Place  - 3 Fishing Days + 4 Days Lodging at Sitka Point Lodge, Alaska
2nd Place - 4 Days + 3 Nights, 1 Fishing Day for winner and guest at La Paz with Tailhunter International Sportfishing
3rd Place - 3 Day Tuna Trip Aboard the Vagabond, San Diego
4th Place - 2.5 Day MDRA Fishing Trip Aboard the Eclipse, San Diego on Aug 27-28, 2016

Teams also compete for side cash jackpot

Sitka Point Lodge
Tailhunter International
Vagabond Sportfishing

Sea Tow

During the tournament Sea Tow will be offering to all registered participants free towing, jump starts and fuel drops (cost of fuel will be paid for by mariner but response is free). In addition, any participant that contacts Brian Wood before, during or immediately following the tournament, can receive an additional 60 days trial membership with Sea Tow.

Capt. Brian Wood
(310) 263-7869
Sea Tow Santa Monica Bay

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Open Party Trip on the Betty-O


Capt. Mike Reinsch is taking reservations for a 20 person limited load trip aboard the Betty-O for the MDR Halibut Derby.

The cost is $200 for two days of fishing.
Food, Drinks, Fish cleaning & MDR Halibut Derby entrance fee are not included.
The boat will be departing at 6:00 AM each day.

The Betty-O frequently runs Bay trips throughout the year, giving Capt. Mike first hand knowledge on the Bay fishery.

Contact Capt. Mike by phone (310) 600-3069 or email mdrfish@gmail.com to reserve a spot on the Betty-O!

Let’s Talk Hook Up

MDRA thanks Pete Gray and Rick Maxa for promoting the MDR Halibut Derby on March 27th, 2016 radio show.

You can listen to Let's Talk Hook Up every Saturday and Sunday 7-9 AM on the Mighty1090AM

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2016 Halibut Derby T-Shirts

T-shirt design is complete and has gone to press.

Every Halibut Derby participant receives a T-shirt.
Additional T-shirts will be on sale during the awards ceremony.


CCA – California at Fred Hall Show

Marina Del Rey Angler is proud to announce it has partnered with Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) - California to host the MDR Halibut Derby.

MDRA would like to thank CCA California for distributing the MDR Halibut Derby flyer during the Fred Hall Show.

Derby Moon Phases

Saturday Moon Phase


Sunday Moon Phase