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Shayna Perry Wins 26th Annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament

Mar 26, 2019 | Fisheries, News, Tourism

Shayna Perry celebrates with her family after winning the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament.

Jim Lavrakas | Far North photography

For the 26th year, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center enjoyed another successful Homer Winter Salmon King Tournament, in conjunction with key sponsors Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware, Coal Point Seafood Co, K&L Distributors, and Alaska Brewing Company. 1402 anglers and 426 Boats weighed in 180 winter kings, 37 of which were white King Salmon. This year was a first for the Tournament with Shayna Perry being the first woman champion of the tournament with a 26.70 white winter King Salmon and a payout of $72,997.50. This was Perry’s first year in the Tournament, she came down from Eagle River to fish with her friends on the Stella Maris 2. She caught the winning white King Salmon 30 minutes before lines out with Captain Krzysztof Balaban. In addition to winning the grand prize for the largest King Salmon of the Tournament, she also won the “AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse” prize for the Largest White King. The Stella Maris 2 won sidebets in the $50, $75, $100, and $125 categories for a total payout of $44,957.50

Jim Lavrakas | Far North photography

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Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

September 2020

Top 10 Winners

First Place: Shayna Perry – 26.70lbs – Stella Maris 2 – $28,040.00

Second Place: Chad Webb – 25.44lbs – Yeah Bouy – $18,226.00

Third Place: William Freeman – 24.56lbs – La’samo – $12,618.00

Fourth Place: Cody Dutcher 24.52lbs – Time Off – $9,814.00

Fifth Place: Bill Comer – 24.22lbs – Toni Marie – $8,412.00

Sixth Place: – Dustin Sena – 22.90lbs – Savage – $7,010.00

Seventh Place: Jason Herndon – 22.44lbs – Balls Deep – $5,608.00

Eighth Place: Luke Graham – 22.26lbs – Stella Maris 2 – $4,206.00

Ninth Place: Shoshana Wilhite – 22.24lbs – Obsession – $2,804.00

Tenth Place: Fletcher Darr 22.14lbs – One Finger Jack – $1,402.00

Top Youth Angler: Fletcher Darr – 22.14lb – One Finger Jack

Top Kayak: John Goulet – 12.73lbs

 

Sidebets

$25 Sidebet – Laverne Mae – 21.88lbs – $1,330.00

$50 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $6,370.00

$75 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $9,502.50

$100 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $16,660.00

$125 Sidebet – Stella Maris 2 – 26.70lbs – $12,425.00

$150 Sidebet – Yeah Bouy – 25.44lbs – $11,550.00

$175 Sidebet – Riptide – 18.18lbs – $3,430.00

$200 Sidebet – Tyee – 18.96lbs – $4,900.00

$250 Sidebet – River Hawk – 20.62lbs – $2,975.00

$300 Sidebet – Optimist – 18.32lbs – $3,780.00

Jim Lavrakas | Far North photography

Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

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