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2013 Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament



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2013 K/D Salmon Tournament payout

1. Terry Gfeller 32.41 $10K, salmon ring, mount
2. Steve Seilo 29.66 $2K, Cannon downriggers
3. Troy VanderHeiden 29.17 $1K, $200 Howie’s Tackle
4. Jesse Madoche 28.43 $975, Opti Tackle bonus
5. Mike Hoene 27.83 950
6. Keith Herman 27.72 925
7. Tim Wyman 27.71 900
8. Eugene Bertrang 27.62 875
9. Stefan Mahling 27.59 850
10. Ben Withers 27.34 800

11. Victor Novak 27.24 775
12. Mark Wagner 27.21 750
13. Donna Swan 27.17 725
14. Hans Hansen 27.02 700
15. Brodey Pecha 27.02 675
16. Steven Danek 27 650
17. Andrew Jurczykowski 26.91 625
18. Roger Beilke 26.8 600
19. Richard Rapp 26.73 575
20. Michael Eaton 26.72 550

21. Terrance Dewane 26.64 525
22. Chad Hamin 26.55 500
23. Steve Navarre 26.43 475
24. Andy Pohar 26.35 450
25. Fred Grossman 26.28 425
26. Todd Urness 26.27 400
27. Steve Van Hemelryk 26.26 375
28. Dave Fandel 26.26 350
29. Chuck Kitner 26.05 325
30. Chris Naze 26.05 300

31. David Lewis, 26 lbs., $275 & Baylake Bank $500

32. Jesse Welhoefer 25.96 250
33. Tom Mabbott 25.82 225
34. Charlie Dutter 25.81 200
35. Trevor Holman 25.78 175
36. Josh Crist 25.77 150
37. David Drumsta 25.74 125
38. Kevin Haase 25.67 100
39. Thomas Tofte 25.67 100
40. Harry Saxton 25.66 100

41. William Capelle 25.65 100
Lawrence Brostowitz 25.62 100
Kim Sprangers 25.57 100
Glenn Guilette 25.51 100
Scott Greig 25.5 100
Michael Gaede 25.5 100
Jeffrey LaPlante 25.46 100
Kevin Fleischman 25.46 100
Shawn Hemenway 25.41 100
Victor Novak 25.4 100

51. Camryn Champeau 25.39 100
Rob Grinton 25.36 100
Alan Schmidt 25.18 100
Tim Beilke 25.13 100
Jeffrey Kennard 25.12 100
Patrick Ditesen 25.01 100
Steve Marohl 25.01 100
Edward Jardanowski 24.89 100
$100 Kurt Hayben 24.88 100
Jeff Stepanek 24.87 100

61. Andrew Berken 24.86 100
Guy Cummings 24.77 100
Albert L’Huillier 24.75 100
Chad Ellefson 24.74 100
Kenneth Olson Jr. 24.7 100
Bryan Duerst 24.69 100
Michael Gaede 24.68 100
Jon Nelson 24.66 100
Robert Mahling 24.58 100

70th-125th: $50
William Boysen 24.51
Kevin Berken 24.5
Greg Palm 24.49
Daniel Dahms 24.47
Kevin Wessley 24.46
Bobby Gilbert 24.44
Jason Charles 24.42
John Berken 24.39
Dennis Nielsen 24.38
James Hawkins 24.36

Dan Wiesman 24.35
Jerome Schiferl 24.34
Luke Ebel 24.32
Logan Wiesman 24.31
Jim Hoogesteger 24.25
Craig Bell 24.25
Philip Lomuren 24.24
Keith Kenning 24.21
Chad Maggle 24.18
Kevin Bley 24.17

Travis Schauer 24.13
Jim Hamill 24.05
Paul Dagenaij 24.05
Dennis Anderson 24.04
Frank Hebort 24.03
Jim McDonald 24.02
Patrick Worzalla 24.02
Daniel Jambor 24.01
Reed Pearson 24.01
David Miller 24

Riley DeLaurelle 24
Steve Mews 23.98
Scott Polifka 23.98
Brian Randt 23.95
Aaron Skienar 23.95
Robert Mahling 23.91
Mike Martin 23.88
Mark Joniaux 23.82
Tony Castle 23.79
Jeremy West 23.78

Charlie Dutter 23.76
Tom Morse 23.72
Mark Stoeger 23.71
Bob Rose 23.69
Steve Schulfer 23.65
Ron Jensen 23.61
Mike Cornell 23.6
Dave Sumnicht 23.6
Josh Schmidt 23.58
Jim Jonasen 23.51

Lyle Dahlke 23.51
Aaron Luedtke 23.49
Joe Last 23.48
Rob Rose 23.46
Dan Hafeman 23.46
James Humphrey 23.43

126th-155th
Free K/D entry in ‘14
Dan Gosda 23.4
Leroy L’Huillier 23.4
David Pearson 23.39
Eugene Bertrang 23.39

Wayne Szymanski 23.38
Tom Ruechel 23.36
Lowein Bystrom II 23.36
Charles Scharf 23.35
Kelly Berken 23.34
Erick Briggs 23.34
James Hawkins 23.31
Troy DeJardin 23.31
Tom Galloy 23.31
Julia Stoneman 23.3
Mark Gutheim 23.29

Dennis Krump 23.25
Bruce Hanson 23.2
Jeffrey Tromp 23.17
Frederick Dorpat 23.16
Patrick Otteson 23.15
Lynn Frederick 23.06
Micheal Amy 23.05
Travis Janowski 23.05
Joseph Gosda 23.03
Josh Crist 23.03

Steve Maedke 23.03
Frederick Oates 23.02
Luann Whiteford 23.02
Chad Jeanquart 23
Nathan LuMaye 23

Day 9 Results — Sunday, July 28, 2013

It’s not over until it’s over, and it’s over — almost. All that separates the more than 150 prizewinners from cashing in on the 31st annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament is Monday’s wrap-up meeting.

On the final day, Baileys Harbor weighed a dozen fish larger than 20 pounds, Sturgeon Bay 11, Kewaunee 10, Algoma six and Washington Island three. Those 42 fish pushed the grand total to 404 “20s,” nearly 29 times more than the 14 20-pound-plus “kings” weighed in the 2012 event.

Only one fish, Andy Pohar’s 26.35-pounder at Sturgeon Bay, moved into the unofficial top 25 Sunday. The official winner’s list will be announced sometime Tuesday.

The K/D Salmon Tournament is sponsored in part by Algoma BP, Baylake Bank, Big Lake Tackle, Big Weenie, Cannon Downriggers, 57 Depot, Flanigan Distributing, Great Lakes Tackle and Outfitting, Greystone Castle, Howie’s Tackle, Kap’s Marina, Kewaunee Marina, Lakeshore Lighthouse, Luhr Jensen, Moonshine Lures, Northland Taxidermy, Opti Tackle, Plano Molding and Wisconsin Charm.

Sunday’s port prize winners
Baileys Harbor: Thomas Tofte, 25.67
Sturgeon Bay: Andy Pohar, 26.35
Algoma: Eugene Bertrang, 23.39
Kewaunee: Jesse Wellhoefer, 25.96
Washington Island: Mike Cornell, 23.60

Day 8 Results — Saturday, July 27, 2013

A strong cold front didn’t hurt the fishing Saturday, Day 8 of the 31st annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. In fact, 59 20-pound-plus chinooks were weighed, eight of them big enough to move into the top 30.

Baileys Harbor stayed hot, with sixteen 20-pound-plus fish, including a pair of 27s — one of them big enough to move into the sixth spot. Kewaunee did just as well, 16 “20s,” with one at 27.02.

Algoma had ten 20s, three of them larger than 26 pounds; Washington Island eight, including a 25-plus; and Sturgeon Bay nine between 20.72 and 22.77 pounds.

Through Saturday’s 9 p.m. daily closings, a total of 362 chinooks 20 pounds and larger had already been weighed — 25 times more than hit the scales in the 2012 tournament!

A big year class of alewives in 2010 likely helped this year’s pre-spawn chinooks. Many of the mature “kings” being hooked now were stocked in 2010 and were able to grow quickly on that large hatch of baitfish. These “fourth summer” chinooks are what many anglers call four-year-olds; the fish are actually called “3+” by fisheries biologists because the salmon were hatched from eggs in fall, 2009.

The heaviest 50 chinooks are all 25 pounds and larger, and the top 30 all 26 pounds and up. A year ago, just one K/D tournament salmon was heavier than 25 pounds.

On Saturday, cold water on the lake side of the Peninsula had many salmon taking baits in the top 50 feet of 80 to 180 feet of water. It was a bumpy start, but got flatter as the day went on. The lake is expected to start out fairly calm Sunday before northwest winds pick up later on.

West-based winds are predicted all week, which would keep the water cool and perhaps attract more fish within range of pier casters.

The tournament ends at 5 p.m. today. The winner’s list will be announced sometime Tuesday after Monday night’s committee meeting.

Saturday’s port prize winners

Baileys Harbor: Keith Herman, 27.72
Sturgeon Bay: Bryan Sheets, 22.77
Algoma: Steve Navarre, 26.43
Kewaunee: Brodey Pecha, 27.02
Washington Island: Victor Novak, 25.4

K/D Top 30 (as of 7/27/13)

Terry Gfeller 7/21/13 WI 32.41
Steve Seilo 7/22/13 K 29.66
Troy VanderHeiden 7/25/13 WI 29.17
Jesse Madoche 7/21/13 SB 28.43
Mike Hoene 7/21/13 BH 27.83
Keith Herman 7/27/13 BH 27.72
Tim Wyman 7/22/13 WI 27.71
Eugene Bertrang 7/25/13 K 27.62
Stefan Mahling 7/22/13 BH 27.59
Ben Withers 7/21/13 SB 27.34

Victor Novak 7/22/13 WI 27.24
Mark Wagner 7/27/13 BH 27.21
Donna Swan 7/25/13 BH 27.17
Hans Hansen 7/22/13 WI 27.02
Brodey Pecha 7/27/13 K 27.02
Steven Danek 7/24/13 SB 27
Andrew Jurczykowski 7/20/13 K 26.91
Roger Beilke 7/25/13 SB 26.8
Richard Rapp 7/24/13 WI 26.73
Michael Eaton 7/27/13 BH 26.72

Terry Dewane 7/26/13 SB 26.64
Chad Hamin 7/21/13 A 26.55
Steve Navarre 7/27/13 A 26.43
Fred Grossman 7/24/13 WI 26.28
Todd Urness 7/20/13 K 26.27
Steve VanHemelryk 7/24/13 A 26.26
Dave Fandel 7/27/13 A 26.26
Chuck Kitner 7/21/13 WI 26.05
Chris Naze 7/27/13 A 26.05
David Lewis 7/23/13 SB 26

Day 7 Results — Friday, July 26, 2013

Bouncy seas, heavy downpours and threatening skies reduced fishing pressure Friday, but that didn’t stop K/D contestants from adding another 26 20-pound-plus fish the tournament scales.

With the final weekend still to play out, 303 chinooks 20 pounds and larger had already been weighed. The heaviest 40 fish are all 25 pounds and larger. That’s quite a contrast to 2012 when only 14 “20s” were weighed the entire nine days and there was just one fish over 25 pounds — the 26.2-pound winner.

Anglers could again be tested today. A strong cold front with northwest winds — and a chance for occasional showers and maybe even waterspouts — is in the forecast.

Entry fee is $25 for the final weekend, or $13 for a one-day shot. Tickets are available at the Kewaunee Marina, Algoma BP, Howie’s Tackle, 57 Depot, Kap’s Marina, Greystone Castle and Lakeshore Lighthouse.

Friday’s port prize winners

Baileys Harbor: Josh Crist, 25.77
Sturgeon Bay: Terry Dewane, 26.64
Algoma: David Drumsta, 25.74
Kewaunee: Steve Marohl, 25.01
Washington Island: Dan Gosda, 23.40

K/D Top 30 (as of 7/26/13)

Terry Gfeller 7/21/13 WI 32.41
Steve Seilo 7/22/13 K 29.66
Troy VanderHeiden 7/25/13 WI 29.17
Jesse Madoche 7/21/13 SB 28.43
Mike Hoene 7/21/13 BH 27.83
Tim Wyman 7/22/13 WI 27.71
Eugene Bertrang 7/25/13 K 27.62
Stefan Mahling 7/22/13 BH 27.59
Ben Withers 7/21/13 SB 27.34
Victor Novak 7/22/13 WI 27.24

Donna Swan 7/25/13 BH 27.17
Hans Hansen 7/22/13 WI 27.02
Steven Danek 7/24/13 SB 27
Andrew Jurczykowski 7/20/13 K 26.91
Roger Beilke 7/25/13 SB 26.8
Richard Rapp 7/24/13 WI 26.73
Terry Dewane 7/26/13 SB 26.64
Chad Hamin 7/21/13 A 26.55
Fred Grossman 7/24/13 WI 26.28
Todd Urness 7/20/13 K 26.27

Steve VanHemelryk 7/24/13 A 26.26
Chuck Kitner 7/21/13 WI 26.05
David Lewis 7/23/13 SB 26
Tom Mabbott 7/24/13 SB 25.82
Charlie Dutter 7/24/13 SB 25.81
Trevor Holman 7/24/13 BH 25.78
Josh Crist 7/26/13 BH 25.77
David Drumsta 7/26/13 A 25.74
Lawrence Brostowitz 7/22/13 BH 25.62
Kim Sprangers 7/21/13 K 25.57

Day 6 Results - Thursday, July 25, 2013

Despite some very rough water, 45 more 20-pound-plus chinooks were brought to the scale Thursday. The running total of "20s" now stands at 277 with three days to go.
 
The largest fish of the day moved into third place, a 29.17-pounder caught by Troy VanderHeiden of Little Chute late Wednesday. He said the big "king" hit a Howie fly behind a flasher about 45 feet down in 70 feet of water near Rock Island at dusk Wednesday.
 
The northern Door weigh-in site, 57 Depot at Baileys Harbor, had another big day with 17 chinooks ranging from 20.27 and 27.17.
 
Kewaunee had 10 "20s" including a 27.62-pounder that moved into 7th place. It was caught by Eugene Bertang of Appleton.
 
Algoma had eight over 20, Sturgeon Bay seven and the Island three.
 
Entry fee is $25 for the final weekend, or $13 for a one-day shot. Tickets are available at the Kewaunee Marina, Algoma BP, Howie's Tackle, 57 Depot, Kap's Marina, Greystone Castle and Lakeshore Lighthouse.

Thursday's port prize winners

Baileys Harbor: Donna Swan, 27.17
Sturgeon Bay: Roger Beilke, 26.80
Algoma: Jamie Loritz, 22.64
Kewaunee: Eugene Bertrang, 27.62
Washington Island: Troy VanderHeiden, 29.17

K/D Top 30 (as of 7/25/13)


Terry Gfeller                7/21/13         WI         32.41         
Steve  Seilo                  7/22/13         K          29.66         
Troy VanderHeiden       7/25/13         WI         29.17         
Jesse Madoche               7/21/13         SB         28.43         
Mike Hoene                   7/21/13         BH         27.83         
Tim Wyman                   7/22/13         WI         27.71         
Eugene Bertrang            7/25/13         K          27.62         
Stefan Mahling              7/22/13         BH         27.59         
Ben Withers                   7/21/13         SB         27.34         
Victor Novak                 7/22/13         WI         27.24         
 
Donna Swan                  7/25/13        BH         27.17         
Hans Hansen                7/22/13        WI         27.02         
Steven Danek                7/24/13        SB         27
Andrew Jurczykowski    7/20/13        K          26.91         
Roger Beilke                  7/25/13        SB         26.8
Richard Rapp                 7/24/13        WI         26.73
Chad Hamin                   7/21/13        A          26.55         
Fred Grossman              7/24/13        WI         26.28         
Todd Urness                  7/20/13        K          26.27         
Steve VanHemelryk      7/24/13        A          26.26         
 
Chuck Kitner                 7/21/13        WI         26.05         
David Lewis                  7/23/13        SB         26         
Tom Mabbott                 7/24/13        SB         25.82         
Charlie Dutter                7/24/13        SB         25.81         
Trevor Holman               7/24/13        BH         25.78         
Lawrence Brostowitz     7/22/13        BH         25.62         
Kim Sprangers               7/21/13        K          25.57         
Glenn Guilette                7/22/13        A          25.51         
Scott  Greig                  7/21/13        WI         25.5         
Kevin Fleischman           7/22/13        SB         25.46

Day 5 Results - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A day after strong winds limited participation, anglers were back out in force and quickly made up for lost time with the most big fish in any single day yet this tournament - 63 20-pound and larger chinooks.

Baileys Harbor led the way with an incredible 25 fish between 20 and 25.78 pounds.

Sturgeon Bay was also solid, with 15 "20s" - including a 27-pounder that moved into 10th for Steven Danek - and three 25-pluses.

Kewaunee had 11 fish over 20 pounds, the Island eight - two over 26, and both from the same boat caught by Fred Grossman (26.28) and Richard Rapp (26.73) - and Algoma four, its slowest day by far. Steve Van Hemelryk brought one heavyweight in at Algoma, a 26.26-pounder.

While some spots were hot, the ones that weren't had anglers who had been catching "kings" scratching their heads. Most said they were marking fish, but couldn't get them to go. Some blamed the full moon period, some another alewife die-off (many floaters past two days) and some believed the fish just were too stuffed with bait, or "moved out".

Winds kicked up out of the south overnight into Thursday. Once the current switches, it's anyone's guess where the next hot bite will be.

The total of "20s" stands at 232 with four full days to go, and the top 100 fish are already larger than 22 pounds.

Tickets are still available. Entry fee is $25 for the remainder of the event, or $13 for a daily chance. They're available at the Kewaunee Marina, Algoma BP, Howie's Tackle, 57 Depot, Kap's Marina, Greystone Castle and Lakeshore Lighthouse.

Wednesday's port prize winners

Baileys Harbor:, Trevor Holman, 25.78
Sturgeon Bay: Steven Danek, 27.00
Algoma: Steve VanHemelryk, 26.26
Kewaunee: Kevin Wessley, 24.46
Washington Island: Richard Rapp, 26.73

K/D Top 30 (as of 7/24/13)

Terry Gfeller 7/21/13 WI 32.41
Steve Seilo 7/22/13 K 29.66
Jesse Madoche 7/21/13 SB 28.43
Mike Hoene 7/21/13 BH 27.83
Tim Wyman 7/22/13 WI 27.71
Stefan Mahling 7/22/13 BH 27.59
Ben Withers 7/21/13 SB 27.34
Victor Novak 7/22/13 WI 27.24
Hans Hansen 7/22/13 WI 27.02
Steven Danek 7/24/13 SB 27

Andrew Jurczykowski 7/20/13 K 26.91
Richard Rapp 7/24/13 WI 26.73
Chad Hamin 7/21/13 A 26.55
Fred Grossman 7/24/13 WI 26.28
Todd Urness 7/20/13 K 26.27
Steve VanHemelryk 7/24/13 A 26.26
Chuck Kitner 7/21/13 WI 26.05
David Lewis 7/23/13 SB 26
Tom Mabbott 7/24/13 SB 25.82
Charlie Dutter 7/24/13 SB 25.81

Trevor Holman 7/24/13 BH 25.78
Lawrence Brostowitz 7/22/13 BH 25.62
Kim Sprangers 7/21/13 K 25.57
Glenn Guilette 7/22/13 A 25.51
Scott Greig 7/21/13 WI 25.5
Kevin Fleischman 7/22/13 SB 25.46
Jeffrey LaPlante 7/22/13 K 25.46
Shawn Hemenway 7/22/13 A 25.41
Alan Schmidt 7/24/13 SB 25.18
Jeffrey Kennard 7/20/13 WI 25.12

Day 4 Results - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Strong winds roughed up Lake Michigan and limited action at most ports. Washington Island took the hardest hit; only one fish was weighed, and it was caught the night before.

There was only one top 20 change in the leader board Tuesday, a 26-pounder at Sturgeon Bay moving into the 14th spot. The whopper, caught by David Lewis of Oneida, hit a Howie Fly about 50 feet down in 130 feet of water on the Bank Reef around 9 a.m.

A total of 21 more 20-pound-plus salmon were weighed, including eight at Algoma and six at Sturgeon Bay. The total of "20s" stands at 169, and the top 90 fish are already 22 pounds and larger.

In addition to the top prizes, participants at each port have a chance at winning the biggest fish of the day prize. A $25 check, limited edition port prize winner cap, Flanigan Distributing soft-pack cooler and baits from Big Lake Tackle, Big Weenie, Great Lakes Tackle and Outfitting, Howie's Tackle, Luhr Jensen, Moonshine Lures and Opti Tackle are packed inside a special Plano spoon box.

Tickets are still available. Entry fee is $25 for the remainder of the event, or $13 for a one-day chance. Get your tickets and K/D merchandise at Kewaunee Marina, Algoma BP, Howie's Tackle, 57 Depot, Kap's Marina, Greystone Castle and Lakeshore Lighthouse. Daily updates are available on the K/D Salmon Tournament Facebook page and www.kdsalmon.com.

Tuesday's port prize winners

Baileys Harbor: Jason Worden, 21.49
Sturgeon Bay: David Lewis, 26.00
Algoma: Craig Bell 24.25
Kewaunee: Mike Fane, 22.00
Washington Island: Rich Ellefson, 19.91

K/D Top 50 (as of 7/23/13)

Terry Gfeller 7/21/13 WI 32.41
Steve Seilo 7/22/13 K 29.66
Jesse Madoche 7/21/13 SB 28.43
Mike Hoene 7/21/13 BH 27.83
Tim Wyman 7/22/13 WI 27.71
Stefan Mahling 7/22/13 BH 27.59
Ben Withers 7/21/13 SB 27.34
Victor Novak 7/22/13 WI 27.24
Hans Hansen 7/22/13 WI 27.02
Andrew Jurczykowski 7/20/13 K 26.91

Chad Hamin 7/21/13 A 26.55
Todd Urness 7/20/13 K 26.27
Chuck Kitner 7/21/13 WI 26.05
David Lewis 7/23/13 SB 26
Lawrence Brostowitz 7/22/13 BH 25.62
Kim Sprangers 7/21/13 K 25.57
Glenn Guilette 7/22/13 A 25.51
Scott Greig 7/21/13 WI 25.5
Kevin Fleischman 7/22/13 SB 25.46
Jeffrey LaPlante 7/22/13 K 25.46

Shawn Hemenway 7/22/13 A 25.41
Jeffrey Kennard 7/20/13 WI 25.12
Patrick Ditesen 7/22/13 BH 25.01
Chad Ellefson 7/21/13 WI 24.74
William Boysen 7/22/13 BH 24.51
Greg Palm 7/20/13 BH 24.49
Daniel Dahms 7/21/13 A 24.47
Jason Charles 7/21/13 A 24.42
Jerome Schiferl 7/22/13 A 24.34
Logan Wiesman 7/21/13 K 24.31

Jim Hoogesteger 7/22/13 A 24.25
Craig Bell 7/23/13 A 24.25
Keith Kenning 7/21/13 WI 24.21
Travis Schauer 7/22/13 BH 24.13
Jim Hamill 7/20/13 SB 24.05
Dennis Anderson 7/22/13 A 24.04
Frank Hebort 7/22/13 SB 24.03
Daniel Jambor 7/21/13 WI 24.01
Reed Pearson 7/22/13 A 24.01
David Miller 7/20/13 A 24

Scott Polifka 7/21/13 K 23.98
Steve Mews 7/21/13 BH 23.98
Brian Randt 7/23/13 A 23.95
Mark Joniaux 7/21/13 A 23.82
Charlie Dutter 7/23/13 SB 23.76
Tom Morse 7/22/13 WI 23.72
Jim Jonasen 7/22/13 A 23.51
Aaron Luedtke 7/20/13 SB 23.49
Rob Rose 7/22/13 BH 23.46
James Humphrey 7/21/13 K 23.43

Day Three Results - Monday, July 22, 2013

33. 59. 56

Those are the number of 20-pound and larger chinook salmon brought to the scales at the five ports the first three days of the 31st annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. That's 148 "20 and up" fish in the first three days compared to just 14 during the entire nine-day event last year.

Terry Gfeller of Ely, Minn., will be in the hot seat for six more days, unless his 32.41-pounder is topped by a giant somewhere else.

Longtime K/D contestant Steve Seilo of Green Bay put a 29.66-pounder on the board to move into second Monday at Kewaunee. Seilo said the fish hit a chrome meathead and herring strip combo with green twinkie fly attractors off a full core of lead in about 162 feet of water about two hours after sunrise. The battle lasted about 20 minutes.

More than 2,500 anglers are expected to try to win the $10,000 first place prize, silver salmon ring and free mount of their catch this week. Second place is $2,000 cash and a pair of Cannon electric downriggers, and third place is $1,000 cash and a $200 fishing tackle shopping spree at Howie's Tackle.

Participants are also shooting for bragging rights with their buddies by winning the port prize at any of the five ports - Washington Island, Baileys Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, Algoma or Kewaunee. Daily winners receive a Plano Molding spoon box, $25 check, limited edition 2013 port prize winner cap, Flanigan Distributing soft-pack cooler and baits from Big Lake Tackle, Big Weenie, Great Lakes Tackle and Outfitting, Howie's Tackle, Luhr Jensen, Moonshine Lures and Opti Tackle.

In addition to the daily port prizes and a final payout that goes more than 100 places deep, there's $500 "anniversary cash" from BayLake Bank for the lucky angler who lands in the 31st position.

What it lacks in top 10 fish - none - Algoma has made up for in numbers, with 18 20s Monday alone. Washington Island had 14 20+ fish weighed Monday, Baileys Harbor 11, Kewaunee 7 and Sturgeon Bay six.

Entry fee is $25 for the nine-day tournament or $13 for a one-day chance. The daily ticket is just that, one day, not a 24-hour ticket. All fish must be brought to the scale freshly caught. The only exception is that nine-day ticket holders who land a fish late in the day are allowed to bring it in early the next morning if they can't get to the scale before the 9 p.m. daily closure.

Tickets and K/D merchandise are available at Kap's Marina, 57 Depot, Greystone Castle, Howie's Tackle, Algoma BP, the Kewaunee Marina and Lakeshore Lighthouse.

K/D Top 30 as of 7/22/13

(Monday's port prize winners in bold)

Terry Gfeller 7/21/13 W.I. 32.41
Steve Seilo 7/22/13 K 29.66
Jesse Madoche 7/21/13 SB 28.43
Mike Hoene 7/21/13 BH 27.83
Tim Wyman 7/22/13 W.I. 27.71
Stefan Mahling 7/22/13 BH 27.59
Ben Withers 7/21/13 SB 27.34
Victor Novak 7/22/13 W.I. 27.24
Hans Hansen 7/22/13 W.I. 27.02
Andrew Jurczykowski 7/20/13 K 26.91

Chad Hamin 7/21/13 A 26.55
Todd Urness 7/20/13 K 26.27
Chuck Kitner 7/21/13 W.I. 26.05
Lawrence Brostowitz 7/22/13 BH 25.62
Kim Sprangers 7/21/13 K 25.57
Glenn Guilette 7/22/13 A 25.51
Scott Greig 7/21/13 W.I. 25.5
Kevin Fleischman 7/22/13 SB 25.46
Jeffrey LaPlante 7/22/13 K 25.46
Shawn Hemenway 7/22/13 A 25.41

Jeffrey Kennard 7/20/13 W.I. 25.12
Patrick Ditesen 7/22/13 BH 25.01
Chad Ellefson 7/21/13 W.I. 24.74
William Boysen 7/22/13 BH 24.51
Greg Palm 7/20/13 BH 24.49
Daniel Dahms 7/21/13 A 24.47
Jason Charles 7/21/13 A 24.42
Jerome Schiferl 7/22/13 A 24.34
Logan Wiesman 7/21/13 K 24.31
Jim Hoogesteger 7/22/13 A 24.25

Day Two Results Sunday, July 21, 2013
A day after putting 33 20-plus-pounders on the K/D scales, tournament anglers 
added 59 more, the largest a 41.5-inch, 32.41-pound whopper hooked by solo 
angler Terry Gfeller of Ely, Minn. Fellow Minnesotan and K/D entrant Shawn 
Oglesbee was fishing with his family nearby, and said he witnessed the catch.

Two days into the nine-day contest, 92 chinooks larger than 20 pounds had 
already been weighed. That's more than 6x the number put to scale during the 
entire event a year ago. Dozens more came in early Monday, and with six full 
days yet to come, it's likely that it'll take a fish well into the low 20s to 
crack even the top 200.

Flasher and fly combos and spoons are the most popular baits; a few anglers 
are using J-Plugs, and some are using cut bait with occasional successes. 
Whatever your choice, the most common depths of catch have been reported at 
between 70 and 150 feet of water, 30 to 80 feet down. As always, the first 
and last couple hours of daylight are seeing the most action, but big fish 
have been caught throughout the day. Gfeller's only strike in a four-hour 
trip that began well after sunrise was the giant; it hit around 11 a.m.

We're hearing of a number of other giants between 25 and 30 pounds caught on 
charters where the customers and/or captains/mates did not have tickets. 
Sadly, that happens every year. Whether on a charter or private boat, if you 
want "in", be sure that everyone on the boat has a ticket. One recent year, 
an angler who could have been the $10,000 winner was disqualified after she 
admitted there were some aboard the boat without tickets.

Entry fee is $25 for the nine-day tournament or $13 for a one-day chance. The 
daily ticket is just that, one day, not a 24-hour ticket. All fish must be 
brought to the scale freshly caught. The only exception is that nine-day 
ticket holders who land a fish late in the day are allowed to bring it in 
early the next morning if they can't get to the scale before the 9 p.m. daily 
closure.

First place is $10,000 cash, a free mount of the winning fish by Northland 
Taxidermy of Algoma and a custom sterling silver chinook salmon ring with a 
diamond eye by Paul Spanbauer of wisconsincharm.com. Second place is $2,000 
cash and a pair of Cannon electric downriggers, and third place is $1,000 
cash and a $200 fishing tackle shopping spree at Howie's Tackle.

In addition to a payout that will go more than 100 places deep, there are 
daily port prizes worth more than $100 each at all five weigh-in sites in 
Algoma, Baileys Harbor, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay and Washington Island.

Tickets and K/D merchandise are available at Kap's Marina, 57 Depot, 
Greystone Castle, Howie's Tackle, Algoma BP, the Kewaunee Marina and 
Lakeshore Lighthouse.

K/D Top 40 as of 7/21/13

(Sunday's port prize winners in bold)

Terry Gfeller 7/21/13 W.I. 32.41 
Jesse Madoche 7/21/13 SB 28.43 
Mike Hoene 7/21/13 BH 27.83 
Ben Withers 7/21/13 SB 27.34 
Andrew Jurczykowski 7/20/13 K 26.91 
Chad Hamin 7/21/13 A 26.55 
Todd Urness 7/20/13 K 26.27 
Chuck Kitner 7/21/13 W.I. 26.05 
Kim Sprangers 7/21/13 K 25.57 
Scott Greig 7/21/13 W.I. 25.5 

Jeffrey Kennard 7/20/13 W.I. 25.12 
Chad Ellefson 7/21/13 W.I. 24.74 
Greg Palm 7/20/13 BH 24.49 
Daniel Dahms 7/21/13 A 24.47 
Jason Charles 7/21/13 A 24.42 
Logan Wiesman 7/21/13 K 24.31 
Keith Kenning 7/21/13 W.I. 24.21 
Jim Hamill 7/20/13 SB 24.05 
Daniel Jambor 7/21/13 W.I. 24.01 
David Miller 7/20/13 A 24 

Scott Polifka 7/21/13 K 23.98 
Steve Mews 7/21/13 BH 23.98 
Mark Joniaux 7/21/13 A 23.82 
Aaron Luedtke 7/20/13 SB 23.49 
James Humphrey 7/21/13 K 23.43 
Julia Stoneman 7/20/13 A 23.3 
Joseph Gosda 7/21/13 W.I. 23.03 
Chad Jeanquart 7/20/13 A 23 
Steven Fimley 7/21/13 BH 22.92 
Ronald Pierner 7/21/13 A 22.83 

Aaron Macrunnel 7/21/13 SB 22.79 
Paul LeBotte 7/20/13 A 22.69 
Palmer Job 7/21/13 SB 22.63 
Daniel Auer 7/20/13 A 22.58 
John Davis 7/21/13 A 22.47 
Shawn Perry 7/20/13 K 22.45 
Troy Hermsen 7/21/13 K 22.44 
James Spang 7/20/13 K 22.37 
Austin Alberts 7/21/13 A 22.37 
Lee Dreas 7/21/13 K 22.31
 




Todd Jahnke
2003 Tournament Results
Ken Frenette, Columbia Heights, 
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2002 Tournament Results








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