YOUR SHOT AT A CONTEST TITLE AND PRIZES
Ever dreamed of landing a tournament-winning Alaska king salmon? Make it happen at Waterfall Resort, where the King of Kings Salmon Tournament is a highlight of the fishing season. Go for “King of the Day” or “King of Kings.” Prizes are awarded for the king catch of the day, the week, the month, and the season, and include tournament caps, fishing gear, return trips to Waterfall Resort, cash prizes, and a new Ford F-150 truck. Pictured above? Entrant Dave Wood, who took second place in 2017 with his 46.6-pounder.
This annual contest is available only to Waterfall Resort guests, and we’re happy to include your tournament ticket when you make your reservations. Tickets are $95 per entrant; to participate, contact us at 800-544-5125.
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2019 Top 10 King of the Day Winners
|1st||7/31||Ethan Berto||58.2||Ketchikan, AK|
|2nd||8/16||Sunjit Joshi||48.2||Glen Cove, NY|
|3rd||7/02||Fred Goll||46.7||Henderson, NV|
|4th||7/21||Keith Costanzo||46.4||Valencia, CA|
|5th||7/20||Bill Buckner||45.2||Costa Mesa, CA|
|6th||6/30||Jackson Risher||43.3||Huntington Beach, CA|
|7th||7/13||Brian Bothman||42.5||Santa Clara, CA|
|8th||7/08||Tim Zimmer||42.0||Port Angeles, WA|
|9th||7/17||John Lazovich||41.0||Reno, NV|
|10th||7/11||Ryo Ishizuka||40.5||Mercer Island, WA|
See All the 2019 King of the Day Photos on Facebook
2019 TOURNAMENT PRIZES
All King of the Day winners qualify for the Grand Prize drawing for a 2019 Ford F-150 truck.
King of Kings
The largest king salmon of the season lands the angler a cash prize of $10,000.
First-Time Guest King of the Season
The largest king salmon of the season caught by a first-time guest wins the angler a three-night fishing trip for one at Waterfall Resort in 2020.
18 Years & Under King of the Season
The largest king salmon of the season caught by a guest 18 or younger wins a three-night fishing trip for one person at Waterfall Resort in 2020.
Silver of the Month
Catch the largest silver salmon for the month of June, July, or August and win a cash prize of $2,500.
King of the Month
The anglers who reel in the five largest king salmon of each month for June, July, and August win gift certificates for top sporting goods.
King of the Week
The largest king salmon caught each week wins the angler a three-night fishing trip for one person at Waterfall Resort in 2020.
King of the Day
Land the largest king salmon of the day and win a King of the Day hat, awarded at dinner that evening. Every time you win this prize, you also earn an entry for the Grand Prize drawing.
Prize list provided as an example only; prizes subject to change.
PRIOR YEARS’ WINNERS
2018 Top 10 King of the Day Winners
||45.9||Smith River, CA|
||40.0||San Juan Capistrano, CA|
||39.5||Santa Ana, CA|
||37.2||Mercer Island, WA|
2017 Top 10 King of the Day Winners
|1st||7/20||Bob Dahlstrom||53.5||Sherman Oaks, CA|
|2nd||7/14||Dave Wood||46.6||Waterford, CA|
|See All the 2017 King of the Day Photos on Facebook|
2016 Top 10 King of the Day Winners
||50.6||San Francisco, CA|
|2nd||7/22||Fritz Westerhout||50.0||Newport Beach, CA|
|3rd||7/24||Mark Wheeler||49.2||Encinitas, CA|
|4th||6/12||Peter Forman||49.0||Boca Raton, FL|
|5th||7/18||Julie Rielly||48.7||Newport Coast, CA|
||47.5||Paradise Valley, AZ|
||46.2||Santa Barbara, CA|
|See All the 2016 King of the Day Photos on Facebook|
2015 Top 10 King of the Day Winners
||53.7||Huntington Beach, CA|
||50.3||Thousand Oaks, CA|
||50.2||Paso Robles, CA|
||49.7||St. Louis, MO|
|See All the 2015 King of the Day Photos on Facebook|