May 15th-17th, 2015
Details are set for the 2015 Tournament! Get all the info in the PDF’s below or contact Tournament Chair Chad Bard at (269) 214-6934
This is the community event that signals the start of the boating season in South Haven!
For the past 29 years, the weekend after Mother’s Day, the best salmon and trout fishermen on Lake Michigan converge on South Haven. Ranked as one the best small towns by Midwest Living and recognized as one of the best Yachting towns in the world by Yachting Magazine; South Haven has earned a long list of accolades from regional and national travel publications. Celebrating over 100 years as a historic summer resort community, South Haven has a vibrant year ‘round downtown dining and shopping district perfectly positioned right on the harbor overlooking Lake Michigan!
A centrally located marina, short walks to shops and restaurants are well and good, but the superlative salmon fishing is the reason many look forward to the South Haven Steelheader’s Tournament every year.
This year’s tournament weekend starts off Friday morning with the South Haven Yacht Club Friday 5 Challenge followed by the Pro-Am Captain’s meeting in the evening. The main event returns with the ever popular two day Pro-Am format, a Saturday only Amateur Shoot-Out with awards and Fish Feast at the South Haven Yacht Club, and a Second Chance tournament on Sunday. The SHS Pro/Am is also proud to be a member of the Lake Michigan Tournament Trail featuring the 333 Championship Series.
2014 – Tournament Stats
Total of 932 fish caught for a total weight of 7176.35 pounds
Average weight per fish 7.70 pounds
Biggest Fish Caught (all Divisions)
Salmon 21.70 lbs
Steelhead 10.25 lbs
Lake Trout 16.23 lbs
Brown Trout 4.25 lbs
2015 Tournament Documents
Pro Champs: Giv-N-The Bird
Pro 2nd: It-Il-Do Pro 3rd: Break Time
Am Champs: The Foundation
Shoot Out Champs: Plunger