Preliminary Event: Schu's Shootout Thursday May 10th DNR rules / $100 entry / weigh your best one man limit
Main Event: (Fri. & Sat. May 11-12) $40,000 CASH OVER 10 PLACES (based on 30 boats) Open Division, $500 Entry Fee (+$50 late fee after May 8) Optional: Double your payout with the Seimans Ford Calcutta (additonal $400 entry fee)
Amateur Division: (Sat. Only) $50 entry fee / weigh your best one man DNR Limit
333 Championship Series: (Fri. & Sat.) Open to all (open & Amateur Divisions) / $100 entry Weigh your best 3 fish in 2 days
Big Fish Contest: (Fri & Sat): Sponsored by Dr. Flood's Vision Center, the Big Fish Contest has separate payouts for both the Open and Amateur Divisions. Entry is $20 per team, weigh your biggest fish from each fishing period.
Other Stuff: On Site registration, Captain's Meeting & Awards held at Pier 33 Showroom. (Anchors Way) Free Prime Rib Dinner at the Awards courtesy of Schu's Grill & Bar! Free slips for all participants from West Basin Marina and the City of St. Joseph!
Preliminary Event: Friday, May 18 The Friday 5 Challenge will be hosted by South Haven's Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge #158.
Saturday & Sunday Events: Pro/AM, 333, Big Fish events all take place Saturday and Sunday. Tournament Limits are 9 Rods / Catch 15 / Weigh 12 (no more than 6 Lake Trout).
1st Place Pro: $6,000 (guaranteed with 20 entries) 1st Place Am: $3,000 (guaranteed with 25 entries)
Entry Fees: Pro: $500 / AM: $250 / 333: $100 / Big Fish: $50. NOTE: $50 late fee applied to Pro/AM on 5/12 or later.
Other Stuff: Observers required Pro Division Only. Special Dock Rates available - call (269) 637-3171. Special Prize for the highest scoring team whose crew are all members of the Michigan Steelheaders.
Questions? Contact Chad Bard at (269) 214-6934. You can also check out the official South Haven Event Page HERE.
The annual Budweiser operates out of the Lion's Pavilion at First Street Beach in Manistee where all Captain's Meetings, Weigh Ins and Award Ceremonies will take place.
The Ladies Classic runs Friday, with the Pro/Am Main Event and the 333 set for Saturday and Sunday.
Special thanks to Ludington Beverage, Meijer, Richmond Drug and Insta-Launch Campground & Marina for their support. The MCSFA Budweiser is also proud to announce the return of the Second Chance payout from Oak Grove Funeral Home. That's $500 cash for the biggest Day 2 box in both divisions! We'd also like to thank the Marsh Family Foundation for the $1,000 Howard Tanner Project Fish Big Fish Award that provides yet another way to win some big bucks at the Budweiser!
Tournament HQ is at Great Lakes Marina in Muskegon. Captain's Meeting for both events will be Thursday, July 6th at 7pm. On-site registration begins at 5pm.
Special Event Friday: The Terry Weber Michigan Stinger Memorial Women's & Kids Event Entry is $100 per boat and 10% of entry fees will go to Terry's Fund which has been set up through the DNR to benefit Education and Outreach Programs and to provide fishing gear for children.
Sat & Sun Events: The Main Event will be one open division with a $300 entry fee. No Observers, open communication and a tournament limit of Catch 15 / Weigh 5 each day. Also running Sat & Sun is the 333 Championship Series. $100 entry, weigh your best 3 fish over 2 days.
Other Stuff: Individual big fish contests will run with both the Memorial Event on Friday and the Open Division Saturday and Sunday.
Salmon Splash Divisions: Pro: $500 Entry / Weigh your best 2 Man DNR Limit each day AM: $300 Entry / Weigh your best 1 Man DNR Limit each day 333: $100 Entry / Weigh your best 3 fish over both days Big Fish: $50 Entry / Weigh your biggest fish each day NOTE: Pro/Am Entry Fee Includes Big Fish Division
Preliminary Event Ladies and Kids fish on Friday. DNR Limits, Weigh your best 5, $100 entry fee.
2018 Event Info: All Captain's Meetings, Awards, Weigh-ins, etc. will take place at Yacht Basin Marina.
BRC Events: LADIES TA-TA TOURNAMENT: Friday August 3rd. PRO/AM & 333: Saturday & Sunday August 4-5.
Other Stuff: BRC Teams are treated to some of the best food on the Trail on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The BRC is also proud to support the Boys & Girls Club, American Cancer Society and Project Clarity. In 2016 the event was able to raise over $15,000 for these great causes!
Captain's Meeting, Weigh In & Awards will once again be held at Coral Gables in downtown Saugatuck. The Captain's Meeting will feature a free Pig Roast for the teams and there will also be free hot dogs and hamburgers on Saturday & Sunday courtesy of The Mermaid and Coral Gables.
Pro Entry by August 1st is $450. After that date entry is $500. First place will pay $5,000 with 15 boat minimum.
Am Entry is $225 before August 1st and $275 after. First place is set for $2500 and the event will pay down 20 spots with 35 boat minimum.
Enter the DENNY ALLEN MEMORIAL for $50. It is straight big fish competition that pays down 15 spots.
The 333 Championship Series will be there as well, which offers the 3 fish in 2 days rule set. Entry is $100 (must be registered in at least one host tournament above)
Get warmed up for the weekend on Friday, August 10th with the Jets Pizza Pre-Tournament Shootout.
For more information contact the Tournament Director:
Tournament HQ is at the Mineral Springs Park Pavilion in downtown Frankfort. Captain's Meetings are at 7pm on Thursday and Friday with on-site registration beginning both days at 5pm.
Ladies fish Friday. 2 ladies required per team, $100 entry, weigh your best 5.
The main event on Saturday and Sunday has 4 divisions: - Pro: $500 entry, Weigh Best 10 daily - Am: $300 entry, Weigh Best 10 daily - Big Fish: $100 entry, Weigh 1 fish daily - 333: $100 entry, weigh best 3 fish in 2 days.
For more information on the Tournament contact Scott at 231-690-1102. For more info on the town contact the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 352-7251.
For the first time in the history of the 333 the winning team pulled it off with just two fish! Two 20 plus pound Kings were caught in the Monster this year and both of them were brought in by R Time for a 333 Total of 42.70. They also scored the 333 Big Fish Overall Prize presented exclusively by Angler's Avenue Pro Shop!
Ahhh... The Luck of the Draw! Thanks to Brother International for putting up an extra $1,000 Cash Prize to sweeten the pot at the Monster this year! #howibrother
2016 Monster Champs: Elsie K
2016 Broadcast Champs: KC-1
2016 Best Overall Champs: Team Anglerfish
Monster Big Fish: Win-N-Angel (24.90 lbs)
2015 Monster Champs: Pier Pressure
Captain Mark and his crew parlayed their Monster victory into a Salmon Showdown Broadcast Championship to score double the cash! They caught they're 3 winning fish in the final hour of day #2. Read about it in the TT Magazine or watch it unfold in the season finale of Salmon Showdown Season 6.