Salmon-A-Rama 2014 : July 12th - 20th.
Salmon-A-Rama Has Moved!
Salmon-a-Rama has moved from the 5th St. Boat launch in Racine to #2 Christopher Columbus Causeway!
Yes we have outgrown our area and now are calling Reef Point Marina our new home. We will be located just east of the Administrative Building / Reef Point Brew House Restaurant in the parking lot.
Some excitement you can expect is an action packed entertainment lineup, larger area to enjoy yourself in our 100’ x 40’ Tent and not to mention the new menu items!!! Stay tuned or just come on down.
Reef Point Marina, Racine County, and the Owner Operators of the Reef Point Brew House have welcomed Salmon Unlimited / Salmon-a-Rama with open arms and have been more than accommodating. We have re-introduced the “Racine Trolley” into this year’s event to allow for easier transportation from parking structures and downtown. You'll notice a little more pizazz down on the grounds with our Wind Flags, Big Fish, and of course the generous sponsor banners.
Another welcoming fact for this year is the 2hr parking in the Marina for boats to come weigh their fish, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy what we offer at the lakefront. All we ask is you respect the residents in the Marina, adhere to the rules, and of course be sure to return your Salmon-a-Rama dock cart back to the appropriate location when your finished cleaning your fish.
AM 1050 WLIP Charter Give-away Contest
Starting 6/28/14 The Outdoors with Jerry and Nick show will be qualifying listeners for a chance to win an all expense paid Charter trip for 2 lucky listeners with StormTrooper Charter service during Salmon-A-Rama!
You will be competing in Salmon-A-Rama with Jerry, Nick, and Pat from the Outdoors with Jerry and Nick show, Captain Jim, and a Salmon-A-Rama Board member. Both winners will receive a entry into Salmon-A-Rama giving them a chance to win the $15,000 grand prize!
Stay tuned to the Outdoors with Jerry and Nick show every Saturday on AM 1050 from 8 am - 9:30 am for your chance to win!
2014 Entertainment Lineup
Fire Flies Ticket Holder Discount
Fire Flies, LLC is offering a 10% discount on purchases of their hand made,
high quality flies to salmon-a-rama ticket holders this year through July 31st.
In addition to the discount, Fire Flies, LLC has also donated a $250 gift certificate to be awarded to this year's grand prize winner!
Salmon-A-Rama Super SlamWe're introducing a new sub-contest in 2014; Super Slam!
This contest is determined by the combined weight of the 10 heaviest fish entered, and 10 fish can be entered a day (DNR limits based on two anglers apply)
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Korducki For The Win
Andrew J Korducki
topped the 2013 Offshore Grand Prize leaderboard with his 28.57lb Chinook early in the week, holding off the competition all the way to the end.
Dustin Groh of the Conbunie placed second later in the week with a 27.46lb Chinook.
Vandenplas Nets The Prize In 2012
Brian Vandenplas of the Jenny V secured his spot at the top of the Offshore Grand Prize leaderboard when he brought in his 22.37lb Chinook on the last Saturday of the contest, knocking David Slayton and his 20.99lb Lake Trout from the spot he had managed to hold for the majority of the contest
Salmon-A-Rama Slam!Salmon-A-Rama Slam! is a 5-fish only sub tournament that runs the full 9 days of Salmon-A-Rama.
The total weight of your five selected fish will determine the winner with no upgrading to fish so being selective and strategic will be key to success.
This tournament is based on 1 anglers' limit but is tied to the boat. Meaning you can have multiple anglers over the nine day event and still weigh in the fish under that ticket, but you better choose wisely!
Multiple Weigh-In LocationsWe're branching out.
This year there will be 5 (Count'em FIVE) ports spread out along the western cost of Lake Michigan you can register your catch in!
All of the remote ports will be tied into our contest tracking program which means you can see how you placed instantly regardless of where you weigh in, and notifications of your top placing fish will get sent out to everyone following @SUWISCONSIN on Twitter.
Preferred Chartering ServicesWe've teamed up with a number of charter captains this year to enhance your chartered fishing experience.
Booking with a participating charter during the contest gains you automatic entry!
You can find the list of participating charters organized by home port on the Preferred Charters page.
Help Preserve Our LaunchPowerloading (Loading your boat by forcefully driving it onto your trailer) causes loose material to be displaced from beneath the ramp weakening it and creating underwater hills that can damage the hull and propeller of other boats.
If you see someone powerloading; explain (politely - it doesn't need to come to fisticuffs.) how they are contributing to the ruination of our boat launch by doing so, and help them if possible load their boat the proper and safe way.
Every Fish CountsThat one pound Steelhead may not land you in the top spots of the leaderboard or win you a fabulous prize, but weighting it in still helps the DNR gain pertinent information about our lake's ecosystem, and can alert them to population fluctuations, or other potential problems ahead of time.
Receive Leaderboard NotificationsFollow us on twitter and receive tweets when first place changes hands in every category!
Become A SponsorInterested in becoming a Salmon-A-Rama Sponsor?
We're already planning for next year! If you're interested in becoming a sponsor of the biggest freshwater fishing contest in the world contact the Prize Committee for more information.
Who You Call'n Little?
Samantha Boettcher (then 12) Took home the Offshore Grand Prize in 2011 with a 24.8lb Chinook she battled for half an hour Monday night (July 11th) proving she's not just hang'in with the big boys, she has a thing or two she can show em as well!
World Record Brown Wins SAR 2010
Friday morning (July 16th '10); Roger Hellen was one of the first in line when our Weigh-In station opened it's doors. The fish he wanted us to weigh? A 41lb (8oz) brown trout! This fish beat the current world record catch of 41lb (7oz) caught last September on a river in Michigan. Salmon-A-Rama would like to congratulate Roger and his crew on this fantastic world record catch!
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Salmon Unlimited Wisconsin
Salmon Unlimited Wisconsin;
a Racine based organization dedicated to the betterment of Lake Michigan, it's fishing, tributaries, and shoreline,
took over the day to day operations of the tournament and activities in 2010.
We are dedicated to keeping Salmon-A-Rama the largest and best freshwater fishing tournament in the world! If you have comments or suggestions you feel can help us in achieving this goal feel free to drop us a line by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contests Within Contests!
- Sat July 12th : Super Sweepstakes
- Sat July 19th : Two on a Boat
This year the Super Sweepstakes is part of the 2012 Southwest Lake Michigan Salmon Challenge Series! View the Brochure here
Perch Division is Back!
Originally added to the contest in 1989 to lure anglers in; the Perch Division is back!
All tickets include entry to the Perch Division so no matter where or how you're fishing you can join in!
Just weigh in your top 5 perch of the day, and you could take home the 1st Place $400 Prize!.
Reefpoint Marina Discounts!
Reefpoint Marina is offering slip discounts to Salmon-A-Rama contestants.
If a contestant is staying less than 9 days during the tournament dates the following rates apply: Starting July 11th; the first night stay is full price and any consecutive following night is half price through July 21st (standard transient rates apply).
Reefpoint Marina is also offering 9 day packages. This includes checking in on
Friday July 11th and checking out on Sunday July 20th by 1pm.
(If an extra night is needed before or after these set dates, then full price transient rates will be applied)
9 Day Rates:
- 25' and under $150.00 + Tax
- 26'-30' $200.00 + Tax
- 31'-40' $250.00 + Tax
- 41'+ $400.00 + Tax
- Fish Cleaning Station
- Floating Docks
- Internet and more!
Contestant must make a reservation with front desk.
Payment in full due no later than July 8th for discount to be honored.
See official rules for more details.