Experience the Excitement of the 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! 

For a fishing excursion of your own, embark on one of our Fishing Charters! We offer half-day and full-day day halibut, salmon, and combination adventures.

Your Guide to Homer’s Premier Fishing Event

This Year’s Event Details

This year’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament will take place Saturday, March 18th, 2023.  Find out the latest details at the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament‘s page! 

Reach out to [email protected] to confirm your registration for March 18th 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 Deep Water Dock. If you’re interested in participating, complete the online registration to reserve your space. 

Kissing King Salmon

Past Winners

It pays to love fishing in Homer — literally! In 2022, over $218,000 in cash & prizes were awarded! Last year’s first-place winner was 15-year-old Weston Marley with a fish weighing 27.38 pounds!

Not Fishing? No Problem! 

This premier fishing tournament isn’t for fishermen only. The public is welcome to join anglers and tournament volunteers at Deep Water Dock on the West side of the Harbor 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 

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. 

Deck view of the Seaside Lodge at Driftwood Inn.

Our Homer, Alaska, lodging features diverse options for every type of traveler. Choose from Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn Rooms, and Tiny Houses. Whether you’re taking a family vacation or a 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!