The following press release is courtesy of the Homer Chamber of Commerce:
Homer, Alaska: The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will host its 25th annual Winter King Fishing Tournament on March 24. Online registration for the tournament will begin February 19. Mark your calendar, get your boat ready, buy your fishing license, and prepare to fish in one of Alaska’s largest fishing competitions.
2017 Champion Ronald A. Johnson on Homer took home winnings over $53,000 for his 25.65-pound white king salmon. Payouts for the top ten anglers totaled over $120,000.00.
Tournament notable numbers for 2017:
216 fish caught & weighed
For registration information and tournament stats visit www.HomerWinterKing.com.
Beginning at 3pm, March 24, the public is invited to celebrate with anglers at Coal Point Seafoods (4306 Homer Spit Road) Winter King Tournament Headquarters. There will be food available for purchase, music, fish weigh-in and awards ceremony.
The tournament is successful each year because of the support of volunteers and sponsors. The tournament is currently seeking:
Volunteers available prior to and the day of the event