28TH ANNUAL HOMER WINTER KING SALMON TOURNAMENT AWARDS OVER $218,000 IN CASH PRIZES
The Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Winter King Salmon Tournament Committee are very pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held on Sunday, April 10th handed out the second largest amount of cash prizes in the tournament’s history, $218.189. Even with the tournament being postponed for one day due to weather conditions, there were 1,366 registered anglers and 408 boats that participated in the tournament.
The top place angler was 15-year-old Weston Marley with a fish weighing 27.38 pounds. Weston’s younger brother Andrew Marley was the tournament champion last year. The unofficial results are currently showing that he will earn $84,619 in total cash prizes including the Team's Side Tournament winnings.
This year’s Youth Prize winner was 12-year-old Braydan Niebuhr with a 10.46 pound King. Here is a summary of the winning anglers:
1st Place: Weston Marley, 27.38 pounds, $38,323 earnings, with $46,296 in Team Side Tourneys
2nd Place: Joseph Inglis, 20.44 pounds, $20,170 earnings
3rd Place: David Heafer, 20.04 pounds, $16,136 earnings, with $25,545 in Team Side Tourneys
4th Place: Don Myers, 18.32 pounds, $14,119 earnings
5th Place: Matthew Denn, 18.26 pounds, $12,102 earnings, with $6,142 in Team Side Tourneys
6th Place: Russell Geagel, 18.06 pounds, $10,085 earnings
7th Place: Molly Wilmer, 17.90 pounds, $8,068 earnings
8th Place: Kevin Pennison, 17.74 pounds, $6,051 earnings, with $1,300 in Team Side Tourneys
9th Place: Daniel Blackwood, 17.40 pounds, $4,034 earnings
10th Place: Garrett Lambert, 16.42 pounds, $2,017 earnings, with $7,800 in Team Side Tourneys
A complete list of the official results can be found at HomerWinterKing.com. In addition to the numerous cash prizes, over $10,000 in fishing tackle and other prizes were awarded throughout the day to the tournament anglers from random drawings.
The Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament is the premier fishing tournament in Alaska and likely the biggest on the west coast. The new tournament area by the Homer Deep Water Dock is the perfect setting to showcase the Homer Harbor and the beautiful ocean waters of Kachemak Bay.
This year Sea Tow Southcentral Alaska provided the official tournament boat keeping an eye on the anglers to make sure they were operating safely and adhering to tournament rules.
Many local businesses and over 50 volunteers helped make this record setting event happen. A very special thanks to Presenting Sponsors Ulmer's Drug & Hardware + Weigh In Sponsor UPS Store, plus Event Sponsors Homer Boat Harbor, Kachemak Gear Shed, Muslow + Agnew Group, Alaska Peninsula Plumbing & Mechanical, Ravenark Boats, All Rigged, Cosmic Cannabis Company, Moore & Moore Services, Inc., The Grog Shop The Grog Shop, Ace Towing, Dibble Creek Rock Ltd., Alaskan Brewing Co., and K&L Distributing, and NOMAR made the most perfect WKT Championship Vest as well as new this year is a hoodie for the Youth Champion.
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