Sunday, March 26, 2017

Homer Winter King Derby 2017

Due to weather and ice in the harbor, the 2017 Homer Winter King Derby was postponed from March 18th and was rescheduled for March 25th.

Brian Raisanen and his son Owen
Overall participation was down from last year, but it still was an amazing tournament. 311 boats carrying 1007 anglers spent a chilly Saturday afternoon pursuing the largest king salmon swimming in Kachemak Bay. In seven hours, 110 king salmon were caught by the fleet.
Brian Raisanen with a nice Homer winter king
Ron Johnson was the lucky angler this year. His white king weighed in at a very respectable 25.65lbs. What Ron won has not been announced yet, but I'm sure it will be a nice chunk of change. Last year's winner pocketed $31,668.

Who says fishing doesn't pay?

Update to original post: winning fish paid out $21,147. With side bets the prize was $53,528. 

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