Andrew Marley, the 2021 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament winner, at left, holds his prize winning 25.62-pound white king salmon on Saturday, April 17, on the Homer Spit in Homer. Helping him are his father, Jay Marley, center, and older brother Weston Marley, right. The family team included Erica Marley, not shown, all fishing on the Fly Dough. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Andrew Marley, the 2021 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament winner, at left, holds his prize winning 25.62-pound white king salmon on Saturday, April 17, on the Homer Spit in Homer. Helping him are his father, Jay Marley, center, and older brother Weston Marley, right. The family team included Erica Marley, not shown, all fishing on the Fly Dough. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Winter King postponed to Sunday

The 28th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament has been postponed to Sunday

Homer News staff

The 28th Annual Homer Winter King Tournament has been postponed to Sunday, April 10, due to weather concerns and the safety of mariners. Lines go in at 9 a.m. and are out at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the winter king tournament website at www.homerwinterking.com.

Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the one-day tournament awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money to the largest kings caught. In 2021, 1,562 fisherman and 455 boats competed. Last year more than $238,308 in cash and prizes were awarded. The grand prize fish earned $87,027.

There are also additional opportunities for side tourneys and prizes offered every hour of the tournament on the radio and Facebook. After the fishing lines are pulled from the water, join the festivities at the weigh-in stations by the Deep Water Dock, located at 4667 Freight Dock Road.

For the 2022 Tournament, COVID concerns may still be a factor, so the chamber will make modifications as necessary to help keep this a safe event for the tournament participants and the community. Being outdoors is still the safest place to be to avoid COVID spread. This tournament will use abundant outdoor spaces for the event area and public gathering areas.

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