May 19th-21st, 2017
Details are set for the 2017 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 31 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 first 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 13th to avoid a $25 late fee!
Back for 2017: 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.
2017 EVENT INFORMATION BELOW
2017 Tournament Documents
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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