New for 2020
March 14, 2020
In consultation with a variety of community stakeholders including the City of Homer, South Peninsula Hospital, the charter fishing community and the Tournament Committee, the Homer Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has made the decision to move the date of the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament to Saturday, April 25th.
This was not an easy decision, but was made in order to encourage community safety and social distancing as recommended by the CDC. This will allow us to continue this popular event with community safeguards in place to support the reduction of the spread of COVID-19 virus. We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation going forward.
A postponement at this time allows for better planning and safe event. We understand this decision may complicate plans to participate in this tournament, which is why we are working hard to accommodate the various needs.
For updates. please refer to our website www.homeralaska.org, and follow our Facebook page, Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament.
Tom Soderholm, Board President
Brad Anderson, Executive Director
In order to sustain the Winter King Tournament model that has made it the premier fishing tournament in Alaska, we are increasing our registration fees for the first time in 24 years. Based on feedback from our participants, we know that prize payouts are important and this will allow us to increase those opportunities. More than half of the increase in fees will go to increase the prize payout. We look forward to another great tournament in 2020.