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Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament
2015 Winter King Salmon Tournament
Record Breaking Year
Congratulations to our 2015 Winter King Tournament Champion - Mike Olsen of Kodiak, AK winning $27,762 with a 30.4 lb King.
The 22nd Annual Homer Winter King Tournament on Saturday, March 21st was a great success. This year's Tournament broke all previous records with 1,321 anglers fishing, 386 boats and 590 fish landed.
Saturday's great weather contributed to the strong turnout and comfortable seas meant that all 386 boats, including 7 kayaks, enjoyed fishing the entire day. The morning started out with a bang with three fish caught within minutes of the "line-in" announcement at 9am, and it continued non-stop until late afternoon. The previous 2005 record of 317 fish caught was broken before noon due to great tides.
Top ten winners in the Tournament shared $99,150 in cash prizes and eleventh-twentieth place winners shared in merchandise worth over $10,000. Boat Side Bet payout totaled $50,716.25 and Skunk Bets totaled $5,135.46, with total payout in all categories over $155,000!
Roughly 38% of anglers entered were from Anchorage and 40% from Homer. The other 22% came from Ouside and other towns in Alaska.
And the winners of the 2015 Winter King Salmon Tournament Raffle are:
|1st Place||Two Alaska Airlines Round Trip Tickets - Value $2,500||Pamela Heselton
|2nd Place||Two RAVN Alaska Round Trip Tickets Homer/Anchorage - value $800||John Ivanoff
|3rd Place||Full day Halibut Fishing with North Country Charters for One - value $275||Marci Gray
Thanks to all our participants, volunteers and supporters that made this the best year ever!!