Alaska’s Waterfall Resort Unveils $100K “King of Kings” Tournament Mid-Season Rankings

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The Ultimate Bragging Right that is an Exclusive Experience for Resort Guests

Waterfall Resort is home to a fleet of fishing boats used exclusively by resort guests and staff.

What’s more rewarding than reeling in trophy-sized Wild Alaskan Salmon during your Alaska fishing retreat? At Waterfall Resort, the most popular fishing lodge in Alaska, guests have the added incentive to compete for up to $100,000 in prizes. Now in its 26th year, the $100K “King of Kings” Salmon Tournament spans the summer season, June 13 through August 18, 2014. Exclusive for guests of Waterfall Resort, both novice and avid anglers alike can try their luck. Waterfall Resort is near Ketchikan, just a 90-minute flight from Seattle, and offers all-inclusive service with expert guides, historic accommodations, and distinct culinary offerings.

Following daily fishing excursions, resort guests weigh-in their Wild Alaskan King Salmons to see who won catch of the day. Tournament prizes include cash payouts, free trips back to the Resort, international cruises, brand new vehicles and more.

Where the ranking stands at this mid-summer point:

1st Place: 56.8 lb fish caught by Tab Johnson from Santa Ana, CA on July 11, 2014
2nd Place: 53.2 lbs fish caught by Mike Bolen from Newport Beach, CA on June 20, 2014
3rd Place: 51.9 lb fish caught by Jim Bridges from Desoto, IL on June 29, 2014
4th Place: 50 lb fish caught by Darryl Castro from Visalia, CA on July 14, 2014
5th Place: 47.6 lb fish caught by Kevin Slaughter from Birmingham, CA on July 1, 2014
6th Place: 46.4 lb fish caught by Richard Harano from Corona Del Mar, CA on June 15, 2014
7th Place: 45.9 lb fish caught by Tom Wallace from Northridge, CA on July 3, 2014            
8th Place: 45.8 lb fish caught by Ryan York from Anchorage, AK on June 27, 2014
9th Place: 45.6 lb fish caught by Marc Mickiewicz from Brentwood, TN on June 28, 2014
10th Place: 42.8 lb fish caught by Jay Risher from Huntington Beach, CA on June 26, 2014     

This summer, Southeast Alaska is experiencing the best fishing in years due to improved king salmon fishing limits as set by Alaska Department of Fish and Game. As such, Waterfall Resort guests could take home double their peak season Chinook catch over last year.

Established in 1912, Waterfall Resort was once a fish cannery that broke records for the sheer volume of seafood it caught and exported all over the world. In 1983, The Waterfall Group transformed the property into one of the finest remote sport-fishing destinations in the world. Its unparalleled location on Prince of Wales Island adjacent Alaska’s Inside Passage combined with its four-star guest service, experienced team of guides and staff, gourmet Alaskan recipes and cuisine by Chef Isaiah Phillips make for an unforgettable experience year after year.

Waterfall Resort guests can participate in the 2014 $100,000 “King of Kings” Salmon Tournament as part of their stay for an additional entry fee of $75, which is valid for the full summer season. Tournament prize sponsors include: Princess Cruises, Southern California Ford Dealers, and Cabela’s Outdoor.

To book a stay call 800-544-5125 or visit

About The Waterfall Group
Waterfall Resort is managed by The Waterfall Group, leaders in adventure hospitality management. Founded in 1982, The Waterfall Group destinations are known for their unique accommodations, friendly customer service, expert marine crew and close proximity to the best sport fishing in Alaska. Welcoming more than 50,000 guests at its resorts, The Waterfall Group boasts an impressive guest return rate that includes multiple generations. The Waterfall Group also manages Waterfall Resort’s exclusive luxury sister property Steamboat Bay Fishing Club, the closest lodge to the best fishing in Southeast Alaska.

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