Though the ice is barely out, the Homer harbor buzzed with activity on Saturday as anglers hit the water for king salmon.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Winter King Salmon Derby on Saturday, drawing anglers from all over the state and country to fish the waters in and around Kachemak Bay for king salmon. More than 1,200 anglers headed out Saturday to fish, docking again by 6 p.m. to see where their fish landed in the rankings. The winning fish, belonging to Charlie Edwards, weighed in at 24.6 pounds. Second place went to Jerry Huff with a 20.9 pound fish, and third to Janet Donnell with a 20.75 pound fish.