This tournament is popular in the area, from the southernmost weigh-in locations in the Port of Kewaunee all the way to Washington Island’s weigh in location, B&K Bait and Tackle at Kaps Marina.
According to K/D Salmon Tournament Director Kevin Naze, Will Krueger, of the family owned Kaps Marina, was one of the driving forces behind the effort to get this tournament established in Kewaunee and Door Counties in 1983.
Krueger indicated recently the tournament generates quite an uptick of business on Washington Island during the nine-day event, including rental property and campground reservations, as well as sales at local gas stations, restaurants and other businesses.
Several generous vendors and sponsors donate prizes for the tournament, including Shipyard Island Marina, who teamed up again with the K/D committee to offer a Yamaha T9.9 kicker motor. This prize is awarded to a random ticket holder, not necessarily someone who weighed in a prize-winning fish.
According to the K/D Salmon Tournament’s Facebook page, more than $50,000 in cash and prizes were awarded this year.
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