Salmon-A-Rama 2014 : July 12th - 20th.

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Big Al's Fish Flash Reward
Attention: Salmon-A-Rama Participants

This year Yakima Bait Company is awarding the three heaviest qualifying fish caught with a Big Al's Fish Flash at Salmon-A-Rama!

To qualify: You must provide a photo as proof that a Big Al's Fish Flash was on the line that caught the fish. The rewards will be paid to the winners by Yakima Bait Company.

Big Al's Rewards

To register your catch for the Big Al's Fish Flash reward send an email to

  • Fish must be caught on a Big Al's Fish Flash. (Big Al's Fish Flash must be attached to the line the fish is caught on)
  • Fish must be declared an eligible Fish Flash fish at weigh-in.
  • A photo of the fish still attached to the Big Al's Fish Flash must be submitted within 24 hrs. of being weighed in. (No exceptions)
  • Valid Salmon-A-Rama ticket required.
  • All standard Salmon-A-Rama Rules apply.
  • Winner's will receive check from Yakima Bait directly following tournament.
  • Big Al's Fish Flash Big Fish committee will have the final say on all winners, at there discretion.
  • Photos may be used for advertising purposes by Yakima Bait Company.
  • Winner's are subject to polygraph test at discretion of Big Al's Fish Flash Big Fish Committee.
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 Locations
We'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 Services
We'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 Launch
Powerloading (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're by yourself and need a hand getting your boat onto your trailer; ask for help. Anglers tend to be rather social beings, It shouldn't be too hard to find someone willing to lend a hand.
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.
Closing Day Award Ceremony
Join us after the contest wraps up Sunday at 11am at the port of Racine and help us congratulate this years winners.

They won't be the only ones getting stuff though! Bring along your valid contest ticket and you'll be entered in the raffle to win an assortment of prizes from our sponsors.

Last year received rave reviews as our prize committee doled out the prizes to all valid contest ticket holders in attendance.
Salmon-a-rama would like to thank all of the 2012 sponsors for their generous contributions!
Every Fish Counts
That 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 Notifications
Follow us on twitter and receive tweets when first place changes hands in every category!

Become A Sponsor
Interested 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
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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!

Click here to view the whole story.
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

Contests Within Contests!
Grand Prize Fish

Opening weekend we will be hosting the Super Sweepstakes and Two In A Boat tournaments! Get your tickets and mark your calendars to take part in these fun one-day events!

  • 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!

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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

Reefpoint Marina is offering slip discounts to Salmon-A-Rama contestants this year.

50% off the first day. Regular rates apply for additional days.

9 day Tournament Rate:
  • 30' and under $200.00 + Tax
  • 31'-35' $250.00 + Tax
  • 36'-40' $300.00 + Tax
  • 41'+ $350.00 + Tax
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Floating Docks
  • Showers/Restrooms
  • Security
  • Deli
  • 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.

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