Jeff Bobula of Poplar, WI won the 29th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament which ended it’s 9 day run on Sunday. Bobula won the top prize of $10,000 cash for the 43-inch, 32.02 pound chinook that he caught on Friday fishing off of Baileys Harbor. It’s the tournaments first 30 plus pound fish since 2003. Tournament Director Jerry MacMillen says that over 2,600 fisherman from multiple states were in pursuit of the top prize….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/JERRY2600.mp3|titles=Jerry MacMillen, KD Salmon]
MacMillen added that the cash and prize totals for this year were close to $50,000…
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With such a large number of people fishing the tournament over nine days, what kind of economic impact might that have on the area?
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Andy Zellmer of Forestville finished second with his 29.79-pounder caught on Wednesday, July 27th. The tournament will pay down 201 places, with 20.46 pounds being the cutoff. Full tournament results available at http://kdsalmon.com