Fishermen from across the state and country descended onto Homer Saturday for the twenty-fifth annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Over 1,200 anglers competed to catch the largest King Salmon.
Charlie Edwards won first place with a 24.6 pound king salmon. His winnings totaled roughly $57,000. Edwards, who lives in Fritz Creek, has fished the tournament for the past 25 years.
Jerry Huff took second place with a 20.9 pound catch. The Soldotna angler fished with the 2017 Champion Ron Johnson. Huff’s winnings totaled roughly $35,000.