A First For Homer Winter King Event Winner (Updated)

Homer’s popular Winter King Salmon Derby made some history last weekend. Shayna Perry’s 26.70-pound king won her the tournament. Perry, who fished on the Stella Maris 2, was the first woman to win the derby. Congrats, Shayna!

Photo of derby winner Shayna Perry by Jim Lavrakas / Far North Photography

Here’s the top 10 finishers, courtesy of the Homer Chamber of Commerce:

First Place: Shayna Perry – 26.70 pounds – boat: Stella Maris 2
Second Place: Chad Webb – 25.44 – Yeah Bouy
Third Place: William Freeman – 24.56 – La’samo
Fourth Place: Cody Dutcher 24.52 – Time Off
Fifth Place: Bill Comer – 24.22 – Toni Marie
Sixth Place: – Dustin Sena – 22.90 – Savage
Seventh Place: Jason Herndon – 22.44 – Balls Deep
Eighth Place: Luke Graham – 22.26 – Stella Maris 2
Ninth Place: Shoshana Wilhite – 22.24 – Obsession
Tenth Place: Fletcher Darr 22.14  – One Finger Jack
Update: Here’s the official release for the results and payouts:

For the 26th year, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has enjoyed another successful Homer Winter Salmon King Tournament, in conjunction with key sponsors Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware, Coal Point Seafood Co, K&L Distributors, and Alaska Brewing Company. 1402 anglers and 426 Boats weighed in 180 winter kings, 37 of those were white King Salmon. This year was a first for the Tournament with Shayna Perry being the first woman champion of the tournament with a 26.70 white winter King Salmon and a payout of $72,997.50! This was Shayna’s first year in the Tournament, she came down from Eagle River to fish with her friends on the Stella Maris 2. She caught the winning white King Salmon 30 minutes before lines out with Captain Krzysztof Balaban. In addition to winning the grand prize for the largest King Salmon of the Tournament, she also won the “AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse” prize for the Largest White King. The Stella Maris 2 won sidebets in the $50, $75, $100, and $125 categories for a total payout of $44,957.50

Top 10 Winners

First Place: Shayna Perry – 26.70lbs – Stella Maris 2 – $28,040.00

Second Place: Chad Webb – 25.44lbs – Yeah Bouy – $18,226.00
Third Place: William Freeman – 24.56lbs – La’samo – $12,618.00

Fourth Place: Cody Dutcher 24.52lbs – Time Off – $9,814.00

Fifth Place: Bill Comer – 24.22lbs – Toni Marie – $8,412.00

Sixth Place: – Dustin Sena – 22.90lbs – Savage – $7,010.00

Seventh Place: Jason Herndon – 22.44lbs – Balls Deep – $5,608.00

Eighth Place: Luke Graham – 22.26lbs – Stella Maris 2 – $4,206.00
Ninth Place: Shoshana Wilhite – 22.24lbs – Obsession – $2,804.00
Tenth Place: Fletcher Darr 22.14lbs – One Finger Jack – $1,402.00

Top Youth Angler: Fletcher Darr – 22.14lb – One Finger Jack

Top Kayak: John Goulet – 12.73lbs

Sidebets

$25 Sidebet – Laverne Mae – 21.88lbs – $1,330.00

$50 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $6,370.00

$75 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $9,502.50

$100 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $16,660.00

$125 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $12,425.00

$150 Sidebet – Yeah Bouy – 25.44lbs – $11,550.00

$175 Sidebet – Riptide – 18.18lbs – $3,430.00

$200 Sidebet – Tyee – 18.96lbs – $4,900.00

$250 Sidebet – River Hawk – 20.62lbs – $2,975.00

$300 Sidebet – Optimist – 18.32lbs – $3,780.00

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Board, Staff and volunteers want to thank all the anglers who made this event another safe and fun event.

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