$218,000 Worth Of Cash Prizes Awarded In Homer Winter King Tournament

Photo courtesy of Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament

HOMER, April 12, 2022 – 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:

Team Place Angler Weight Earnings Side Tourneys

1Weston Marley27.38$38,323$46,296
2Joseph Inglis20.44$20,170
3David Heafer20.04$16,136$25,545
4Don Myers18.32$14,119
5Matthew Denn18.26$12,102$6,142
6Russell Geagel18.06$10,085
7Molly Wilmer17.90$8,068
8Kevin Pennison17.74$6,051$1,300
9Daniel Blackwood17.40$4,034
10Garrett Lambert16.42$2,017$7,800

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 and Hardware and Weigh In Sponsor UPS Store, plus Event Sponsors Homer Port & Harbor, Kachemak Gear Shed, Muslow & Agnew Group, LLC, Alaska Peninsula Plumbing & Mechanical, Ravenark Boats, All Rigged Lures, Cosmic Cannabis Company, Moore & Moore Services, The Grog Shop, ACE Towing, Dibble Creek Rock, Alaskan Brewing Company and K&L Distributing.

Check out the Homer Chamber of Commerce website at HomerAlaska.org.