Reel in the Best Experience at the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament

Homer, Alaska, is best-known for its world-class fishing. Each year, Alaska locals and visitors alike take to the Kachemak Bay waters to cast a line into these abundant waters. Come out to the Homer Spit this March and watch the best anglers compete in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament! Thousands of anglers flock to our area each year in search of the biggest King salmon. With a maritime culture as rich as ours, it’s one of the biggest events of the year. We can’t wait to see you there! 

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Everything You Need to Know About the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament Kissing King Salmon

This Year’s Event Details

UPDATE 03/30/2021: This year’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament will take place Saturday, April 17th, 2021.  Find out the latest details at the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament‘s page! 

Reach out to wkt@homeralaska.org to confirm your registration for April 17th and email us or reach out to us at 907-235-8019 to arrange your lodging reservations!

On this day, anglers from far and wide on The Last Frontier gather at the Homer Spit before taking their boats out on the bay. Weigh-in will take place at Coal Point. If you’re interested in participating, complete the registration form to reserve your space. 

Past Winners

It pays to love fishing in Homer — literally! The top 10 winners at the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, or those who reel in the biggest fish, earn prize money up to nearly $45,000! Last year’s first-place winner was Shayna Perry, who’s also the first woman winner in the competition’s history. Ms. Perry’s catch, a white King salmon, weighed in at a whopping 26.70 pounds! Additionally, she won the AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse Prize. Each year, this prize is awarded to the fisherman who reels in the largest white King Salmon. 

Not Fishing? No Problem! 

This premier fishing tournament isn’t for fishermen only. The public is welcome to join anglers and tournament volunteers at Coal Point on the Homer Spit where the weigh-in will take place. Here, guests can enjoy music, delicious food, and locally brewed beer. Come celebrate with us at one of the biggest annual Homer, Alaska, events of the year!

Stay Nearby at The Driftwood Inn 

Deck view of the Seaside Lodge at Driftwood Inn.
Modern Seaside Lodge

We love the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. We’ll be on the Homer Spit during this one-day-only tournament — and we hope to see you there! Join us for a day full of fishing and fun when you stay nearby at The Driftwood Inn. 

Our Homer, Alaska, lodging features diverse options for every type of traveler. Choose from Modern Lodges, Old Town Cottages, Woodside Lodge Suites, Historic Inn Rooms, and Tiny Houses. Whether you’re taking a family vacation or solo trip to Homer, we have an accommodation for you and a place to park your boat! 

Consider a stay in the Woodside Lodge! This accommodation boasts eight fisherman’s suites just off of Pioneer Avenue. These one and two-bedroom suites include full kitchens, dining areas, and more. Book a seven-night or longer stay in this lodge and receive 10 percent off of your reservation with our Extended Stay Special.

Check our availability and start planning your trip to Homer!