Baileys Harbor Community Association

Baileys Harbor Community Association

Annual Brown Trout Tournament

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27th Annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament

April 24-26, 2015


Weigh In Times: 

  • Friday Night 6-8pm
  • Saturday 12-2pm & 6-8pm
  • Sunday- 9am-12pm Final Weigh In at noon.

Weigh In Stations are located at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station & Howie’s Tackle in Sturgeon Bay

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Ticket Outlets:

Baileys Harbor:

  • Cornerstone Pub
  • Coyote Roadhouse
  • Baileys Harbor Town Marina
  • Baileys Harbor Visitor Center (Call ahead – 920.839.2366)
  • 57 Depot

Dyckesville: Dyckesville Kwik Stop

Ellison Bay: Mink River Basin

Jacksonport: Mike’s Port Pub

Sister Bay: 

  • Cal Marine of Door County
  • Jungwirth’s Ace Hardware

Sturgeon Bay:

  • Door County Advocate Office
  • Greystone Castle
  • Howie’s Tackle
  • Little Brown Jug

New Franken: Virlee’s Gunworks


Picture you and your buddies getting out on the water for perhaps the first time this year, participating in Wisconsin’s traditional early season Brown Trout tournament.  Now picture what happens when the reel starts clicking, the rod bends over and the line starts screaming out. Fish on!

The 27th Annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament will be held in beautiful Door County. Fishermen can fish Door and Kewaunee waters on either side of the peninsula. Fishing can be done by trolling, casting off docks or outcroppings, or wading up inland streams. Set against the picturesque backdrop of towering limestone bluffs, quaint villages, sandy beaches, islands, shipwrecks and lighthouses, the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament is the first chance to get out and fish because they bite best as soon as the ice goes out in the spring.

Are you looking for something to do with the kids that they will never forget? The Brown Trout Tournament is a family friendly event and we love to see the next generation getting hooked on fishing.

After spending the day on the water, come warm up at the weigh in station and grab a bite to eat. The Baileys Harbor Athletics Club will be selling brats, hot dogs and chicken booyah. They will also have soda and beer, so don’t worry about stopping to restock the cooler. The weigh in station has become a very popular place for both participants and local spectators to watch as fish get weighed in. Watch the leader board as it gets updated to see who can stay on top. Swap stories with other participants and compare lures, depths, hot spots and conversation or plan your morning attack according to the weather updates listed at the weigh in station.

Worried about how much this is going to cost? Don’t be! A $14 two day fishing license with a Great Lakes Salmon and Trout stamp is available anywhere fishing licenses are sold as well as online through the DNR website. Anyone under 16 doesn’t need a fishing license but will still need a tournament ticket. Tickets are $25 and are available by email or at one of our many ticket outlets listed on our website.  Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on April 24th so email us ahead of time if you will not be arriving in the area until later.

You can also keep track of what’s getting weighed in while still on the water by liking our Facebook page. We will be uploading photos of every entry as they get weighed in so you’ll know about where your fish is sitting.

The tournament pays out to the top forty fish weighed in with the top fish winning a prized Door County Getaway package, a certificate towards mounting the fish and a great cash prize. To get more details about the prizes, please visit our website.

Once you have decided that you want to be a part of this great event, the next step is to book your stay. Door County has some fabulous lodging options for all budgets. Baileys Harbor is home to several great lodging options so click here to start looking!

The Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament is an all around great event for all ages, skill levels, and even those that don’t fish. It has become a great community event that we look forward to every year. We welcome any participants, spectators and sponsors. The Brown Trout Tournament is the perfect place to start new traditions, reconnect with old friends, and create special memories with those closest to you.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or get more information, please contact us at or visit .


 Thanks to our sponsors!

Major Sponsor: Cal Marine of Door County 

For 42 years, Cal Marine has been serving the boating community of Door County, and the Great Lakes.  The 4 companies we represent design and build their boats with you in mind…your comfort, your experience, your safety, your wants and needs.  Cal Marine’s focus is to make your boating experience the best it can be; guiding you to the right boat, educating you on the boat’s features and abilities, and working to ensure the best boat-ownership experience possible.  

Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort 27 acre Resort on Lake Michigan. Featuring one & two bedroom suites with fireplace & full kitchen. 920.839.2336

B&M Logistics 151 Commerce Dr Luxemburg 920.845.5703

Little Brown Jug Stop in for the fun and stay for the food! Cty CC & C Little Sturgeon 920.824.5887

Ministry Door County Medical Center offers a full range of services and specialties. Call for more information. 920.743.5566

Howie’s Tackle Huge selection of top brand baits like Rapala, Storm, Matzuo, and the Mauler Spoon. 1309 Green Bay Rd Sturgeon Bay 920.746.9916

Greystone Castle Best Prime Rib Sandwich in Door County! Proud Sponsor of the Safe Ride Program of Door County. Madison Ave Sturgeon Bay 920.743.9923

Dyckesville Kwik Stop Your fishing headquarters. Bait, Tackle, Groceries & more! Dyckesville 920.866.2934

Wildlife Wizardry Studios Where award winning quality and creativity are the difference. 6453 Oak Rd Egg Harbor 920.743.1827

AC Tap Serving food & drinks til bar close every day. 9322 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor 920.839.2426
Baileys Harbor Town Marina Transient slips, boat launches at Hwy 57 & Bues Pt. 920.839.9778
Baylake Bank Helping build the good life, Offices in Sister Bay & Sturgeon Bay. 217 N 4th Ave Sturgeon Bay 920.743.5551
Baylake Electric LLC Residential & Commercial construction and remodeling in Northern Door.  920.839.9401
Coyote Roadhouse Open daily year round at 11am serving lunch & dinner. 3026 Cty E 920.839.9192
Cornerstone Pub Open 7 days a week, breakfast on weekends. 8123 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor 920.839.9001
Door County Advocate Door County’s newspaper for over 150 years! 235 N 3rd Ave Sturgeon Bay  920.743.3321
Noor Door Floor Carpet, tile, wood, laminate, Installation Specialist. Locally owned & operated.  Baileys Harbor 920.421.1366
Quietside Apartments Apartment living half mile from downtown Baileys Harbor 8234 Wild Flower Ct 920.471.3157
Peninsula Gun Club Trap, Skeet, Archery, Pistol, Daily Memberships start at $10, Open to Public! 3702 Juddville Rd Fish Creek


57 Depot Stop for Bait & Tackle! 7998 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor 920.839.2114

Jungwirth’s Ace Hardware All your fishing needs. 10636 N Bay Shore Dr Sister Bay 920.854.2411

Mink River Basin Lunch & dinner. 16 tap beers. Downtown Ellison Bay 920.854.2250


Blacksmith Inn on the Shore 8154 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor 920.839.9222

Harbor Marine & Motorsports 2556 Cty F Baileys Harbor 920.839.2930

Journey’s End Motel & Cabins 8271 Journey’s End Ln. Baileys Harbor 920.839.2887

Mike’s Port Pub 6269 Hwy 57 Jacksonport 920.839.2081

Nelson’s Shopping Center & Suites 8120 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor 920.839.2326

Virlee’s Gunworks 2644 Diesel Ct New Franken 920.866.2441