Homer Winter King Tournament A Great Success

The following is courtesy of the Homer Chamber of Commerce:



HOMER, April 19, 2021 – The Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Winter King Salmon Tournament Committee are very pleased to announce that the 27th Annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held on Saturday, April 17th was one for the record books.  It had a all-time high number of registered angers, 1,562 and a record number of boats, 455.  The top place angler was 10-year-old Andrew Marley with a fish weighing 25.62 pounds.  The unofficial results are currently showing that he will earn $87,027 in total cash prizes including the team’s Side Tournament winnings.  Andrew also won prize packages for the top Youth Angler and for the Largest White King Salmon.  The early estimates are showing that the total cash prizes that will be handed out from this tournament will be $238,306. Here is a summary of the winning anglers:

PlaceAnglerWeightEarningsSide Tourneys
1Andrew Marley25.62$44,517$42,510
2Nick Garay23.14$23,430$8,190
3Kenneth Vehmeier22.92$15,892$18,744
4Tim Dillon22.48$16,401 
5Sherry Johnson20.7$14,058$5,118
6James Rasi20.64$11,715 
7Bo Calhoun19.78$9,372 
8Mike Olsen19.42$7,029$9,750
9Ivana Banic19.1$4,686 
10Sean Lynch18.64$2,343 

A complete list of the official results can be found at HomerWinterKings.com. In addition to the numerous cash prizes, thousands of dollars in fishing tackle and other prizes were awarded throughout the day to the tournament anglers from random drawings.

The new tournament area by the Homer Deep Water Dock received many positive comments.  This large open space allowed for anglers and spectators to spread themselves out more and enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting at the Homer Harbor. This year Sea Tow Southcentral Alaska provided two official tournament boats keeping an eye on the anglers to make sure they were operating safely and adhering to tournament rules. 

Many local businesses and 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, RAVN Alaska, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s. 

We hope to see these anglers again at the Homer Halibut Tournament on June 4th-5th also hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. More information on that event can be found at HomerHalibutTournament.com