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Inaugural 2017 Salmon Fishing Contest Set To Begin At Alaska's Salmon Falls Resort



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Tournament Winning Fish Reeled in During 2017 Summer Season Earns Return Trip



Tempe, Ariz. (May 15, 2017) -- The inaugural King Salmon Fishing Contest is officially underway at the Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska. With breathtaking ocean and vista views along with resort-style guest services, novice and experienced anglers alike will compete to land the trophy salmon.  Anglers' daily catch will determine if their king salmon is a tournament-contender.


With two ways to win, this annual contest, which runs from June 1 to September 30, 2017, is open to guests of this full-service, waterfront resort. A Ketchikan treasure located in the "Salmon Capital of the World", the Salmon Falls Resort is a hallmark for anglers and sports fisherman from around the world. This first class fishing facility includes 51 guest rooms and a full marina with 10 24' Skagit Orca boats and 19 skiffs.


Salmon Falls King Salmon Fishing Contest Details


Guests of Salmon Falls Resort have two ways to win the Grand Prize  -- a 2018 4-day/3-night guided fishing package for two to Salmon Falls Resort in 2018:

  • The first Grand Prize will be awarded to the angler who catches the largest salmon during the 2017 season,
  • The second Grand Prize winner -- Each week, the angler that brings in the largest salmon of any species will be entered in a drawing to be held at the close of the season. The winner of that drawing will also receive a 2018 4-night/3-day fully guided fishing package for two to Salmon Falls Resort.
  • "Largest Salmon of the Season" winner is not eligible for the end of season drawing.
  • Contest entry fee included with reservation.


To participate in the Salmon Falls King Salmon Fishing Contest, contact reservations at (907) 225-2752. The resort is booking rapidly and open dates are available. There is a 20% discount off packages prices for the following dates: June 11-17, June 25-30, July 15-19 and August 7-19, 2017. 


According to Michael Briggs, director of sales of Salmon Falls Resort, "We're excited to get our summer activities kickstarted including the first King Salmon Fishing Contest. A June trip can maximize your chances of winning, as the peak of Ketchikan's king salmon run occurs during the second half of the month. July is a great time to fill your freezer with other Pacific salmon species, in addition to the prized Chinook. Either way you go home a winner; with a cooler full of salmon or returning back to Salmon Falls in 2018!"


Operated by Heavlin Management Company and owned by Caliber - The Wealth Development Company, Salmon Falls Resort is one of the only full-service waterfront resort properties on Revillagigedo Island. It is located and easily accessed by a beautiful 14 miles drive directly from the airport. The property was recently added as an option for cruise line guests for charter fishing, sightseeing tours or lunch in the restaurant with 360-degree views of the bay. The property is continuing to add enhancements for an amazing property experience including the addition of guest suites, new technology, kayak rentals and more.


Salmon Falls Resort is located at 16707 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, Alaska. For more information and reservations, visit www.salmonfallsresort.com or call (907) 225-2752.


About Heavlin Management Company

Heavlin Management Company, LLC (HMC) is an award-winning, privately held hospitality management company with over 40 years of leadership and operational experience in repositioning underperforming hotels and distressed assets. In partnership with hotel owners, developers, investor and lenders, HMC offers results-driven improvement plans that yield cost reductions and rate growth while maintaining top quality standards.  Founded by Frank Heavlin, HMC is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and has an impressive portfolio in Arizona and Alaska operating brands as Choice, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton and Holiday Inn & Suites. The company currently manages 7 hotels with 1,206 guest rooms. HMC was listed as Hotel Management's 2016 Top Third-Party Management Company. For more information, visit hmchospitality.com.


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