SHS Pro Am

May 18th-20th, 2018

32nd Annual

Details are being set for the 2018 Tournament!

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 32 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.  The main event returns with the ever popular two day Pro-Am format along with a Big Fish contest over the course of the weekend with the Biggest Fish overall fish being sponsored by All Season’s Marine. Additionally, a Second Chance tournament is on Sunday. Local restaurant Subs N More will provide 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.

Additionally, this year marks the second year of online registration! Follow the link to register and pay online securely with PayPal (PayPal account not required). Registrations via the mail will still be accepted by printing off the form and mailing. Registrations received prior to April 30th will be eligible for 1 tournament t-shirt along with being entered into the Early Bird drawing for 3 prizes. Also, remember to register before May 12th to avoid a $25 late fee!

Back for 2018: 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!





2016 – Tournament Stats

Total of 349 fish caught for a total weight of 1,671 pounds

Average weight per fish 4.79 pounds

for complete results, click HERE.


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2018 Tournament Documents

Event Poster  –  Event Map –  Aerial Image Photo Map

General Info – Schedule Of Events – Entry Form – Rules 

Slip Reservations  – Captain’s Meeting



Past Champions

Defending Champs

Pro Champs: Too Strong

Am Champs: Hot Mess

Shoot Out Champs: Flat Out 2

Big King: Tryin’ Harder

Brother Bonus – It Il Do

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For the Holiday Inn Express use group code “SHP” for a room rate of $119.00 + tax