Who won the winter king tourney in Homer?

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It was an absolutely beautiful day for the derby. Yes, "My Girlfriend" found the spot, landing five Kings in the afternoon following a slow morning. Its a buddy's boat. We had practice fished together a couple times in the past few weeks, but the "spot" ended up being somehwere other than we had tried in the past. Seemed every time he trolled through it he picked up a fish. He was completely stoked. Not only did he catch five, but one topped twenty.

We couldn't stand by and just hear about it though, so met up and picked up two kings on the Vienna Marie in the last hour, all almost right on the spot.

Will

Yup "my girl friend" gave us one hell of a ride!
 

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Here is the results of the winter king derby:
1st place 30.0 lbs.
2nd place 28.0 lbs.
3rd place 25.6 lbs.
4th place 25.2 lbs.
5th place 24.3 lbs.
6th place 23.2 lbs.
7th place 23.1 lbs.
8th place 22.4 lbs.
9th place 21.5 lbs.
10th place 21.0 lbs.
Nice job fishermen!!!
 

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Sunrise on the bay shortly before lines-in (and shortly after a boat was disqualified for calling in two fish 40 minutes before the derby actually started. Ha!):

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The first fish on deck, landed only about 20 seconds before the second fish on deck:

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Big Jim's two fish:

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The captain hard at work, navigating our vessel in obviously crowded, rough conditions:

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If I have to bring the bowpicker down to Homer you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be there next year!!!!
I'm one envious man and thats an ugly way to be, so I'm gonna turn this ugly envy into something positive, so nice fish guys!!! (grrrr)
 

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Good work folks and thanks for all the pics. I recognize that pic Brian. Looks like Dave's smelling them out for ya.

Sounds like a great day on the water for all.
 

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brian manning the helm while i sit in the sun....

I'm glad you guys have such great memories of the '11 Homer Derby. All that sunshine some smallish kings good company. Who really cares that if I would have been along you guys could have walked away a few thousand richer. Next Year!
 

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Attn Homer people!

Attn Homer people!

Hey if somebody has time could you run down to the harbor and pry his cold fingers off the wheel and reel in his downriggers. Break it to him gentley, but tell muttley the derbys over
 

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"did he ever return, no he never returned, and his fate is still unlearned...
he may troll forever off the bluffs of Homer he's the mutt who never returned"

(apologies to bessie lomax and the kingston trio.<grin>)
 

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singing...
"did he ever return, no he never returned, and his fate is still unlearned...
he may troll forever off the bluffs of Homer he's the mutt who never returned"

(apologies to bessie lomax and the kingston trio.<grin>)

Now that is hilarious
 

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I've got to convince my wife's cousin to take us with them. Last year they got first and this year 7th and winner of kids or youth division.

He is either a lucky captain or he has it dialed in......
 

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He is either a lucky captain or he has it dialed in......

I'd venture to say the latter coho slayer. The man sounds like he's got it going on when comes to pressure fishing. Some of us rise to the occasion when the heat is on while others practice all year for the big one and, uh...well look at muttley for instance he'll knock the bottom out of half the cook inlet stocks 24/7/364 and that infamous number 365 in march comes along and its notoriously been a mofo.
 

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