Salmon-A-Rama 2016 : July 9th - 17th.
2016 Event Preparations
Planning for the 2016 event is under way. The rules for 2016 have already been voted on and will be available soon.
Some quick highlights:
- Perch division entries will no longer be restricted to daily totals, it will be the length of the 5 longest perch entered over the course of the tournament.
- Two In A Boat will be split into two tickets with separate $250 big fish payouts, one for boats 24' and over, and another for boats less than 24'
- Salmon-Slam (Pick 5) has been discontinued this year
- Super-Slam (Top Ten) daily weigh-in limit is being reduced to 5
No Boat? No Problem!
Charter Boat Fishing has been a large part of Salmon-A-Rama for years.
Charter Fishing is a great way for you to experience fishing from a boat with a group of friends during Racine’s very own Salmon-A-Rama. Fishing on a charter allows you the off shore fishing in a laid back atmosphere. Salmon-A-Rama has many Preferred Charters representing various locations on Lake Michigan. Check out all of our Preferred Charters and book your trip for 2015.
Charters during Salmon-A-Rama fill up fast, so reserve yours early.
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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.
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
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 9th : Super Sweepstakes
- Sun July 10th : Two on a Boat
This year the Super Sweepstakes is part of the 2012 Southwest Lake Michigan Salmon Challenge Series! View the Brochure here
2015 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 $200.00 + Tax
- 26'-30' $250.00 + Tax
- 31'-40' $300.00 + 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.