This beautiful 21.54 pound Brown Trout was just weighed in at Howie's Tackle in Sturgeon Bay by Sherman Johnson and Earl Degeneffe. Photo courtesy of Howie's

STURGEON BAY — Sherman Johnson landed the 21.5 pound brown trout on the first day of 2022 Bailey’s Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, and it was enough to take the top prize.

The 33-inch monster was caught in Sturgeon Bay and weighed-in by Johnson and Earl Degeneffe Thursday at Howie’s Tackle.

Johnson won the $1,000 top prize.

The second-place prize of $600 went to Matt Andersen who caught his fish in Egg Harbor and third place went to James Hogan who caught his fish in Sturgeon Bay.

Full winners list:

2022 Final Standing

PlaceNameWeightLengthLocationWeigh In Location
1Sherman Johnson21.5433Sturgeon BayHowie’s Tackle
2Matt Andersen21.4934Egg HarborB57
3James Hogan18.9132Sturgeon BayHowie’s Tackle
4Sawyer Johnson17.8235Egg HarborB57
5Collin King17.4732JudevilleB57
6Tory Jandrin17.4233.75sturgeon BayHooked Up Tackle
7Dillon Gorman16.533Baileys HarborB57
8Andy Jurczykowski16.4635Sturgeon BayB57
9Spencer Johnson16.2532.25Egg HarborB57
10Josh Tiry15.8734Baileys HarborB57
11Mason Ravet15.5432Sturgeon BayHowie’s Tackle
12Griffin Cole15.4832.5Egg HarborB57
13Zach Marchant15.4433.5Sturgeon BayHowie’s Tackle
14Brian Tomes15.4333Sturgeon BayHowie’s Tackle
15Ella Voeks15.432Egg HarborB57
16Joe Fischer14.4229.5JuddvilleB57
17Jim Dequaine14.3531Sturgeon BayHowie’s Tackle
18Chase Prohaska14.2531.75KewauneeHooked Up Tackle
19AJ Hansen14.0933AlgomaHooked Up Tackle
20Beau Schartner13.7933.25Sturgeon BayHooked Up Tackle
21Brad Winkler13.5334.5Baileys HarborB57
22Louie Wessel13.2228.75AlgomaHooked Up Tackle
23Michael Meisner13.229KewauneeHooked Up Tackle
24Larry Thibodeau13.1730.5Baileys HarborB57
25Logan Davidowski12.9932JuddevilleB57
  • 1st $1,000
  • 2nd $600
  • 3rd $450
  • 4-10 $300
  • 11-25 $200


By Dan Plutchak

Editor and publisher of the Door County Shore Report