FISHING TOURNAMENT

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.

2018 Top 10 King of the Day Winners

Place Date Name Pounds Hometown
1st 7/16 Tony Perkins
48.2 Kirkland, WA
2nd 8/03 Andre Burchette
47.8 Phoenix, AZ
3rd 7/13 Ronda Ritchie
45.9 Smith River, CA
4th 6/25 Jeremiah Newens
41.5 Martinez, CA
5th 8/18 Joe Quigley
40.4 Maitland, FL
6th 7/25 Steve Teskey
40.0 San Juan Capistrano, CA
7th 7/20 Evan Gibson
39.5 Santa Ana, CA
8th 6/28 Mike Vestal
37.6 Dublin, GA
9th 8/09 Dave Huffman
37.2 Mercer Island, WA
10th 7/14 Dan Wilson
37.1 Fargo, ND

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2019 TOURNAMENT PRIZES

Grand Prize

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

2017 Top 10 King of the Day Winners

Place Date Name Pounds Hometown
1st 7/20 Bob Dahlstrom 53.5 Sherman Oaks, CA
2nd 7/14 Dave Wood 46.6 Waterford, CA
3rd 7/28 Jason McLaren
46.4 Aurora, CO
4th 7/31 Brent Smith
45.2 Pasadena, CA
5th 7/24 Kevin Schmok
44.1 Katy, TX
6th 6/28 Dave Leclair
43.0 Anchorage, AK
7th 6/08 Mary Judson
41.4 Fairbanks, AK
8th 7/23 Dennis Noggle
40.0 Simsonville, SC
9th 7/15 Dick Braden
39.4 Hughson, CA
10th 7/11 Greg Oakman
37.9 Sydney, AUS
 
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2016 Top 10 King of the Day Winners

Place Date Name Pounds Hometown
1st 7/30 Jennifer Porter
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
6th 8/13 Elizabeth Dinsmore
47.8 Danville, CA
7th 7/27 Blake Hickey
47.5 Paradise Valley, AZ
8th 7/12 John Lazovich
47.3 Reno, NV
9th 8/2 Daniel Robbins
46.5 Paradise, CA
10th 7/27 Jason Niemela
46.2 Santa Barbara, CA
 
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2015 Top 10 King of the Day Winners

Place Date Name Pounds Hometown
1st 6/26 Ken Bridges
53.7 Huntington Beach, CA
2nd 7/26 Marty Meador
52.6 Encinitas, CA
3rd 7/19 Brian Martin
50.9 Keizer, OR
4th 7/10 Greg Shaw
50.3 Thousand Oaks, CA
5th 7/27 Shawn Koehler
50.2 Paso Robles, CA
6th 8/05 Dick Arnoldy
49.7 St. Louis, MO
7th 7/28 Michael Martin
48.9 Alamogordo, NM
8th 7/13 Hunter Schlander
48.3 Modesto, CA
9th 6/25 Travis Roffler
48.2 Matthew, NC
10th 7/22 Michael Moran
47.5 Mead, WA
 
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