Baileys Harbor, WI
54202 Information Center Open Daily
Corner of Hwy 57 and County F
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May 26 to October 16
25th Annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament
April 19-21, 2013
|1||Jason Alger||21.22||156||Egg||21||Scott Agamaite||9.83||224||Alg.|
|2||Spencer Johnson||17.92||380||GR||22||Jeremy DeGrave||9.75||248||BH|
|3||Andrew Hansen||16.67||245||BH||23||Josh Oliver||9.7||251||GR|
|4||Jason Amundson||16.43||33||24||Alan Schmidt||9.39||159||Sturge|
|5||Scott Schauer||13.72||3||BH||25||Ehren Younk||9.31||238||GR|
|6||Sawyer Johnson||12.7||377||GR||26||Al Techmeier||9.23||235||BH|
|7||Darren Collin||12.5||252||GR||27||Phil Romdenne||9.11||31||Alg.|
|8||Timothy Buhr||12.31||232||BH||28||Ryan Beach||9.01||436||BH|
|9||Andy Stuth||11.8||233||GR||29||Konrad Jossart||8.72||351||BH|
|10||Steve Nooyen||11.54||2||BH||30||Jeff Haze||8.7||277||Solona Creek|
|11||Joe Fischer||11.52||32||31||John Woerful||8.69||497||BH|
|12||Larry Thibodeau||11.42||234||BH||32||Andrew Jurczykowski||8.83||476||Sturge|
|13||Al Paal||11||477||Sturge||33||Gary Combs||8.33||229||Sturge|
|14||Jeremy Blahnik||10.99||12||Sturge||34||Zachary Osman||8.13||283||Moon|
|15||Dennis Buhr||10.98||231||BH||35||Scott Walker||8.03||241||BH|
|16||Bryan Wiesner||10.78||78||Sturge||36||Kevin Vesser||8.02||250||BH|
|17||Dave Olson||10.47||434||BH||37||Jason DuBois||7.96||103||Sturge|
|18||Jason Peggar||10.4||445||BH||38||George Robinson||7.86||236||GR|
|19||Tim Sewell||10.31||30||Alg.||39||Andy Isaacson||7.75||444||BH|
|20||Daniel Anschutz||10.03||242||Sturge||40||Jim Dequaine||7.47||224||BH|
Friday & Saturday: 10am-12pm, 7-9pm, Band & Duck Dynasty Wader Fashion Contest at 9:30.
Sunday- 9am-12pm Final Weigh In at noon.
Picture you and your buddies getting out on the water for perhaps the first time this year, participating in Wisconsin’s traditional early season Brown Trout tournament. Now picture what happens when the reel starts clicking, the rod bends over and the line starts screaming out. Fish on!
After a few minutes of reeling and fighting, you land a magnificent German Brown Trout and it could be a record setter. You throw it in the live well, pull the rest of your lines, speed to the dock, and weigh in the whopping fish at the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament. This is exactly what happened for several of last year’s fishermen. In fact last year there were two fish that each weighed in at over thirty one pounds! Can you imagine having that bad boy mounted up on your wall?
The 25th Annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament will be held April 19-21st, 2013 in beautiful Door County. Fishermen can fish Door and Kewaunee waters on either side of the Door Peninsula. Fishing can be done by trolling, casting off docks or outcroppings, or wading up inland streams. Set against the picturesque backdrop of towering limestone bluffs, quaint villages, sandy beaches, islands, shipwrecks and lighthouses, the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament is the first chance to get out and fish because they bite best as soon as the ice goes out in the spring.
Are you looking for something to do with the kids that they will never forget? The Brown Trout Tournament is a family friendly event and we love to see the next generation getting hooked on fishing. We will be doing a top ten Kid’s Leader Board for our youngsters and every participant under eighteen will receive a door prize.
After spending the day on the water, come warm up at the weigh in station and grab a bite to eat. The Baileys Harbor Athletics Club will be selling brats, hot dogs and chicken booyah. They will also have soda and beer, so don’t worry about stopping to restock the cooler. The weigh in station has become a very popular place for both participants and local spectators to watch as fish get weighed in. Watch the leader board as it gets updated to see who can stay on top. Swap stories with other participants and compare lures, depths, hot spots and conversation or plan your morning attack according to the weather updates listed at the weigh in station.
Worried about how much this is going to cost? Don’t be! A $14 two day fishing license with a Great Lakes Salmon and Trout stamp is available anywhere fishing licenses are sold as well as online through the DNR website. Anyone under 16 doesn’t need a fishing license but will still need a tournament ticket. Tickets are $25 and are available by email or at one of our many ticket outlets listed on our website. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on April 19th so email us ahead of time if you will not be arriving in the area until later.
You can also keep track of what’s getting weighed in while still on the water by liking our Facebook page. We will be uploading photos of every entry as they get weighed in so you’ll know about where your fish is sitting.
The tournament pays out to the top forty fish weighed in with the top fish winning a prized Door County Getaway package, a certificate towards mounting the fish and a great cash prize. To get more details about the prizes, please visit our website.
Once you’ve decided that you want to be a part of this great event, the next step is to book your stay. Door County has some fabulous lodging options for all budgets. Baileys Harbor is home to several great lodging options such as Baileys Grove Campground, Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, Blacksmith Inn, Nelson’s Motel or Journey’s End Motel & Cabins. We also would recommend looking at places like Mike's Port Pub in Jacksonport or Shoreline Resort in Gills Rock with it's on site marina.
The Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament is an all around great event for all ages, skill levels, and even those that don’t fish. It has become a great community event that we look forward to every year. We welcome any participants, spectators and sponsors. The Brown Trout Tournament is the perfect place to start new traditions, reconnect with old friends, and create special memories with those closest to you.