Five days to go and a dozen 30-pound-plus chinooks put to K/D scales in Door and Kewaunee counties, including two that couldn't be counted as not all the anglers had tickets. The 10-so-far is one more than the entire 9-day, lakewide Salmon-A-Rama produced.
A waning full moon is offering potential for midnight to dawn action on clear nights, but many of this year's heavyweights have been caught outside the more typically productive dawn and dusk periods. In fact, late morning, early afternoon and early evenings have produced more giants than the first and last hours of daylight so far.
A mix of mostly offshore winds are in the forecast the next three days before a switch to a stronger, south/southwest flow late Thursday into Friday. How much it's southwest vs. straight south will be key in determining how fishable it will be the final two days. If it leans southwest after a few days of offshore winds it could be very fishable — and potentially productive — just two to four miles out from Kewaunee to Baileys, and almost anywhere in the deeper nearshore waters around the islands.
Here's another look at the biggest "king" from today, Jeren Ostrowski's 32.06.
K/D Unofficial Top 15
Keith “Buck” Felhofer, 33.59, 7/19 @ BH
William Kidd, 32.88, 7/19 @ WI
Jeren Ostrowski, 32.06, 7/22 @ BH
David Zazeski, 32.00, 7/22 @ BH
Wesley Hansen, 31.98, 7/21 @ BH
Austin Novak, 31.51, 7/21 @ WI
Austin Alberts, 31.11, 7/20 @ A
Mike Cornell, 30.61, 7/20 @ WI
Zach Mendtke, 30.33, 7/22 @ SB
Alex Nemetz, 30.08, 7/21 @ BH
Ron Dain, 29.89, 7/22 @ A
Andy Kress, 29.40, 7/21 @ BH
Chris Naze, 28.98, 7/22 @ A
Mark Baumann, 28.75, 7/21 @ K
DuWayne Rauen, 28.71, 7/22 @ SB
Day 4 Port prize winners
Jeren Ostrowski, Zach Mendtke, Ron Dain, Kevin Prien, Eric Blom