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Three 30-pounders highlight K/D Board

The evening bite has produced some of the biggest fish of the tournament, but another round of storms late Wednesday kept many anglers off the water.


Some who did head out from Kewaunee to Sturgeon Bay before the weather moved in (Northern Door was already wet by early evening) might just have a whopper on ice, ready for the morning weigh-in. That’s exactly what happened today, when Austin Vance pulled up to Howie's Tackle with a 32.79-pounder that hit a plug about 65 feet down in 110 feet of water the night prior off Sturgeon Bay. It was the second straight 32-plus the port produced on back-to-back evenings.


The top 50 Chinooks in the 39th annual K/D are 25 pounds and over, and the top 100 all 22 pounds or more.


Three more days of competition remain, with the last fish to be weighed Saturday night at 9 p.m.It’s not over ‘til it’s over, and there’s a very good chance we’ll see more movement in the top 10 in the coming days.


More than $50,000 is on the line, including $10,000 cash, a free mount of the winning fish and a custom-made silver salmon ring for the lucky angler who ends up in first place. Second place is $6,000 cash and a Howie’s Tackle shopping spree, and third place is $4,000 cash.


See the photos and stay in the loop each tournament day at


Picture courtesy of K/D Salmon Tournament. Mike Beardsley and Marcel Fraser pictured at Baileys 57.



1. Cory Boellaard, 35.65, 7/24 @ BH

2. Austin Vance, 32.79, 7/28 @ SB

3. Bonnie Maggle, 32.15, 7/27 @ SB

4. Kevin Kopatz, 29.98, 7/24 @ A

5. Jason McKee, 29.88, 7/23 @ SB

6. Kevin Cookle, 29.66, 7/24 @ SB

7. Krista Thuer, 29.11, 7/24 @ W.I.

8. Josh Przybyski, 29.07, 7/24 @ BH

9. Jacob Gage, 28.59, 7/26 @ SB

10. Bruce Albrecht, 28.57, 7/23 @ W.I.


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