May 13th-15th, 2016
Details are being set for the 2016 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 30 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 Friday 5 Challenge sponsored by Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge followed by the awards ceremony and Pro-Am Captain’s meeting in the evening. Chili and Hot Dogs will be available at the Captain’s meeting by the Women of the Moose. The main event returns with the ever popular two day Pro-Am format, a Saturday only Open Shoot-Out. a big King contest Saturday and Sunday sponsored by All Season’s Marine and Dr. Flood’s Vision Center as well as a Second Chance tournament on Sunday. Local restaurants Maria’s/A.J’s Surf & Chirp will provide chicken on Saturday during the weigh-in and Subs N More will provide pizza and submarine sandwiches on Sunday during the weigh-in. The SHS Pro/Am is also proud to be a member of the Lake Michigan Tournament Trail featuring the 333 Championship Series.
New for 2016: With the sponsorship of Brother International, Winn and Angela Wolf have designed a $1,000 BONUS cash prize that will be offered exclusively at 5 select tournaments. Every boat in the Pro and Am divisions will be eligible, more details to come!
2015 – Tournament Stats
Total of 726 fish caught for a total weight of 4633.80 pounds
Average weight per fish 6.38 pounds
Biggest Fish Caught (all Divisions)
Salmon 15.50 lbs – Break Time
Steelhead 6.75 lbs – Break Time
Lake Trout 17.20 lbs – Winn-n-Angel
Brown Trout 6.10 lbs – Striper II
2016 Tournament Documents
Pro Champs: Best Chance Too
Am Champs: Son Shine
Shoot Out Champs: Utopia
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