Opening day 2022 catch. Photo via K/D Salmon Tournament on Facebook

STURGEON BAY — The 40th annual Kewaneee/Door County Salmon Tournament got under way Friday and will continue through noon on July 24, 2022.

The annual event draws anglers from across the Midwest with total prizes of $50,000.

Single or full-day tournament tickets can be purchased at Accurate Marine and Tackle, Algoma BP, Bailey’s 57, B&K Bait and Tackle at Cap’s Marina and Howie’s Tackle in Sturgeon Bay.

First place is worth $15,000, second $8,000 and third $5,000, plus additional sponsor prizes.

Fishing can be done from the shore or in a boat in the Wisconsin waters of Green Bay and the Lake Michigan waters off of Door and Kewaunee counties. You must purchase a ticket before you fish, and everyone in the boat who’s 10 and older must have a ticket.

Fising appeared to be off to a great start Friday.

Sturgeon Bay is on the board in a big way early with this 30.17-pounder for

Vaughn Duckert of Sturgeon Bay registered a 30.17 pounder early on day one at Howie’s tackle, and Phil Romdenne of Casco hauled in a 29.54 Salmon.



By Dan Plutchak

Editor and publisher of the Door County Shore Report