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 webiste 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, 1562 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.