The 2017 King of Kings Winners


The 2017 King of Kings Winners

By Steve Cockrell, Posted 9/5/2017

Our 29th Annual King of Kings Salmon Tournament was a rollicking success. Congratulations to our 2017 Grand Prize Winner, Lee Novara, of Stockton, California. With his lucky 29.8-pound king salmon catch on June 27, Novara won King of the Day, gained entry into our tournament drawing, and landed the new Ford F-150 truck. It was Novara’s second time fishing with us—and his second King of the Day win. “I only fish once a year,” says Novara, “at Waterfall Resort!”

Also a big round of applause for our new 2017 King of Kings Champion, Bob Dahlstrom, of Sherman Oaks, California, for his 53.5-pound catch on July 2, a personal best—“the biggest, coolest fish I’ve ever landed!" The trip marked Dahlstrom’s eighth stay at Waterfall Resort. “I’ve fished in Minnesota, Cabo San Lucas, Southern California, the Indian Ocean...,” he says, “and Waterfall is a getaway I look forward to all year long.” Dahlstrom won a cruise to Europe for two.

Other big wins of the season include Kirby Rodriguez of Santa Maria, California, who claimed the King of Kings 18 and Under title for his 33.2-pound fish, caught July 31. And Jason McLaren of Aurora, Colorado, took First Time Guest King of Kings with a 46.4-pounder on July 28.

Congratulations to our season’s winners!