King Salmon Jackpot Challenge at Waterfall Resort Alaska

More Than $2 Million
in Prizes Awarded
and Counting

Ever dreamed of winning a sport fishing tournament, bringing home a trophy-sized wild Alaska king salmon and a big cash prize? Now you can make your dreams come true!

Going into our 26th year and available only to Waterfall Resort guests, the $100K “King of Kings” Fishing Tournament is a popular summer time favorite! Prizes include cash payouts, free trips back to the resort, international cruises, brand new vehicles and more.
Don’t forget to enter the contest! The biggest king caught in 2013 was 63.5 lbs but the excited guest didn’t enter the tournament… She went home with a big smile and a trophy-sized fish, but the new Ford truck and the international Princess cruise went to the next winners in line! Waterfall Resort’s friendly Guest Services crew can include the entry fee when you make your reservation. And be sure to check out the General Store upon arrival to see the full list of prizes awarded for this year’s Alaska fishing tournament.
King of Kings Prize Sponsors

  • Cabela’s Outdoor
  • Princess Cruises
  • Southern California Ford Dealers
  • Waterfall Resort
To participate in the 2014 $100,000 “King of Kings” Tournament as part of your all-inclusive Alaska fishing trip, call toll free: 800.544.5125

2013

Place
Date
Name
Weight
Hometown
Guide
1st
7/9/2013 Glenn Merlian
62.9 lbs
Torrance, CA
Tom S.
2nd
7/12/2013 Hank Harper
54.0 lbs
Palos Verdes, CA
Herman D.
3rd
6/14/2013 Casey Flemon
48.5 lbs
Jonesboro, AK
Bryan B.
4th
7/28/2013 Mark Wheeler
45.5 lbs
Encinitas, CA
John T.
5th
8/8/2013 Brenda Welshans
45.2 lbs
Trout Run, PA
Tom S.
6th
8/6/2013 Kent Kumashiro
43.7 lbs
Hilo, HI
Mitch C.
7th
6/30/2013 Tim Kelly
43.6 lbs
Las Vegas, NV
Mike K.
8th
6/22/2013
John Moffatt
43.3 lbs
Claremont, CA
Kurt F.
9th 7/13/2013 Michael Buechting
43.2 lbs
Bonney Lake, WA
Herman D.
10th
7/26/2013 David Lemieux
42.9 lbs
Bothell, WA
Colin M.

2012

Place
Date
Name
Weight
Hometown
Guide
1st
7/4/2012 Roger Farrington
62.3 lbs
Midland, TX
Will A.
2nd
7/24/2012 Kyle Sparks
56.6 lbs
Alpharetta, GA
Dennis L.
3rd
7/12/2012 Charles A. Touche
55.8 lbs
Phoenix, AZ
Herman D.
4th
7/19/2012 Brian Newell
54.8 lbs
Fairfax, VA
Will A.
5th
7/22/2012 Patrick Reardon
52.7 lbs
Anaheim, CA
John T.
6th
7/24/2012 Barton Duvall
50.8 lbs
Santa Barbara, CA
Bryan B.
7th
7/19/2012 Max Leiter
47.9 lbs
Saratoga, CA
Luke S.
8th
7/6/2012
Greg Morrison
47.8 lbs
Staffod, VA
Matt R.
9th 7/7/2012 Paul Moore
46.7 lbs
Dallas, TX
Colin M..
10th
7/30/2012 Gary Hertica
43.9 lbs
Carlsbad, CA
Kurt F.

2011

Place
Date
Name
Weight
Hometown
Guide
1st
8/5/2011 Joseph Kinder
60.2 lbs
Ft. Wayne, IN
Rich R.
2nd
8/1/2011 Jonathan Boggs
56.0 lbs
Sierra Madre, CA
Colin M.
3rd
7/26/2011 Scott Westercamp
51.6 lbs
Ankeny, IA
Pete F.
4th
7/28/2011 Jim Click
49.0 lbs
Tucson, AZ
Devin R.
5th
6/25/2011 Sam Tolley
47.4 lbs
Dinosaur, CO
Everett A.
6th
7/21/2011 Randy Tanner
47.4 lbs
Seattle, WA
Colin M.
7th
7/21/2011 Ryan Chandler
46.0 lbs
McKinney, TX
Kurt F.
8th
7/1/2011
Michael Kelly
45.3 lbs
Las Vegas, NV
Mike K.
9th 6/29/2011 Chris Stinnett
44.9 lbs
New Hope, PA
Matt R.
10th
7/14/2011 Eb Wilkinson
44.6 lbs
Tucson, AZ
Kurt F.

2010

Place
Date
Weight
Guest Name
1st
7/18/2010
53.0 lbs
Donald Roberts – Scottsdale, AZ
2nd
7/29/2010
52.8 lbs
Rodney Petrenchak – Seattle, WA
3rd
6/18/2010
51.3 lbs
Victor Dubois – Henderson, NV
4th
6/23/2010
49.7 lbs
John Francis – Sherwood, OR
5th
7/14/2010
49.0 lbs
James Kalhorn – Colorado Springs, CO
6th
7/9/2010
48.5 lbs
Tom Anderson – Anaheim, CA
7th
7/14/2010
48.0 lbs
Ryan Warling – Simi Valley, CA
8th
6/25/2010
47.1 lbs
Pete Krause – Vernon Rockville, CT
9th
6/19/2010
46.5 lbs
Carter Chappell – San Juan Capistrano, CA
10th
7/27/2010
46.2 lbs
Ryan Merritt – Fullerton, CA

2009

Place
Date
Weight
Guest Name
1st
7/24/09
60.5 lbs
Brian Mayberry – Sahuarita, AZ
2nd
7/15/09
55.9 lbs
Dan Rowe – Sammamish, WA
3rd
7/17/09
54.3 lbs
Martin Gilmartin – Sedona, AZ
4th
7/18/09
53.9 lbs
Robert Loiselle – Cave Creek, AZ
5th
7/1/09
52.9 lbs
Dylan Davis – Oklahoma City, OK
6th
6/21/09
52.0 lbs
Barton Kilgore – Longview, WA
7th
6/30/09
48.4 lbs
Thomas Schendt – Chevy Chase, MD
8th
7/18/09
47.5 lbs
Roger Grimes – Tucson, AZ
9th
7/18/09
46.9 lbs
Frank Bongiovanni – El Cajon, CA
10th
6/29/09
45.9 lbs
Mike Cochran – Santa Rosa, CA





In the early 1900's, Waterfall was the largest salmon packing plant on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. Like most canneries in Alaska, this remote operation on the Ulloa Channel was a complete, self- sufficient, temporary community. When the season was over, all but a few workers departed until the next summer's migration.

"For the last 28 years, Waterfall Resort has been our incentive/business destination of choice."
-Rich de Frank, Ford Motor Co.
"Waterfall Resort is one of those special places that words could never adequately describe."
-Bob Morris, American Express