KETCHIKAN, Alaska, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco, CA, resident Jennifer Porter has been crowned the winner of Waterfall Resort's 28th annual King of Kings Salmon Tournament by reeling in a jaw-dropping 50.6 pound king salmon. Jennifer follows in the footsteps of her mother, all-time tournament record holder Gretchen Porter, who pulled off the same feat two years ago with a 65.5-pound king salmon, and in 2004 set the all-time record for the resort with an amazing 79.2-pound catch.
This year's prize-winning Chinook was caught during the peak of king salmon fishing season in Southeast Alaska. Competing in a summer-long fishing contest exclusively for guests of Waterfall Resort, both novice and avid anglers alike vied for the top spot during the 2016 season.
Following daily fishing excursions, qualifying resort guests weighed in their wild Alaska king salmon to determine who won "King of the Day." The biggest King of the Day for the season won the "King of Kings" title and first prize. Tournament prizes included return trips to the Resort, merchandise from Cabela's outdoor retailer, international excursions with Princess Cruises, a Ford truck and more.
Combine abundant king salmon fishing with the opportunity to land spectacular silver salmon (coho), halibut, lingcod, yelloweye, black rockfish and more than twenty other varieties of sport fish. In addition to action-packed saltwater sport-fishing excursions, incredible wildlife sightings include humpback whales, orcas, sea otters, bald eagles, and more. Following a day of fishing, guests unwind and swap fishing tales at the Resorts's own Lagoon Saloon, and enjoy freshly prepared hearty Alaska fare in the panoramic Dining Room, with its scenic views of the Ulloa Channel.
Waterfall Resort Alaska guests participated in the 2016 King of Kings Salmon Tournament as part of their stay for an additional entry fee of $95, valid for the full summer season.
The 2017 Waterfall Resort season and King of Kings Salmon Tournament will run June 12 – August 18, 2017. To book a stay and compete for the biggest catch next season, call 800-544-5125 or visit WaterfallResort.com.
About the Waterfall Group
The Waterfall Group delivers extraordinary outdoor experiences in inspiring, authentic destinations, with proven expertise in adventure hospitality management on land, on the water, and in the air. Founded in 1980, the company operates, markets, and supports multiple lines of business nationally, from Alaska sport-fishing lodges to seaplane tours in the Florida Keys.
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