Preliminary Event: Schu's Shootout Thursday May 11th DNR rules / $100 entry / weigh your best one man limit
Main Event: (Fri. & Sat.) Open Division, $500 Entry Fee Optional: Double your payout with the Seimans Ford Calcutta (additonal $400 entry fee)
Amateur Only: (Sat. Only) $50 entry fee / weigh your best one man DNR Limit
333 Championship Series: (Sat & Sun) Open to all (open & Amateur Divisions) / $100 entry Weigh your best 3 fish in 2 days
Other Stuff: The Brother Bonus is back! One random team will win $1,000! 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!
For complete rules and registration info visit the Official Event Website.
Preliminary Event: Friday, May 13 The Friday 5 Challenge will be hosted by South Haven's Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge #158.
Sat. & 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). Entry Fees: Pro - $400 / AM - $200 / 333 - $100 / Big Fish - $50. NOTE: $25 late fee applied to Pro/AM after 5/13.
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.
Ladies Captain's Meeting: Thur. May 25 7:00pm Onekama Marine Harris Building Registration starts at 5:30
Main Captain's Meeting: Fri. May 26 7:00pm Onekama Marine Harris Building Registration begins at 5:30
Ladies Shake Down Info: DNR Limits / Weigh your best 5. Entry fee is $100 per boat.
Shake Down Main Event: (Sat & Sun) 5-3-1 returns to Onekama in 2017! 3 rule sets, 3 limits. Fish one, two or all three! - Weigh 5: Entry $300 (includes Big Fish), weigh your best 5 each day - Weigh 3: Entry $100 (333 rules) weigh best 3 over the two days - Weigh 1: Entry $50 - Weigh your biggest fish each day
For more info contact Scott at (231) 690-1102
Special Thanks to the following sponsors for their support!
Offshore Challenge festivities begin on Thursday night, June 1st with the Captain's Meeting at Porto Bello Restaurant downtown. Registration starts at 5:30, Captain's Meeting follows at 7:30. Remember - this is the only Captain's Meeting in Grand Haven! It covers the Ladies and all weekend events as well.
Ladies & Kids: Friday, June 2nd $150 entry / Catch 12, Weigh 5 / Pro & AM Divisions / Bonus awards include Fish Tales, Small Fry, Big Lunker / Prizes awarded Friday after fishing
Pro/Am: Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4 Catch 15, Weigh 12 both divisions / Pro: $450 / Am: $200 / Late fee applies after 5/19
Grand Haven also proudly presents the Captain George Hays Memorial Big Fish Prize. It's additional cash and a trophy for the biggest fish caught in the tournament.
2016 George Hays Memorial Big Fish: Sportsmen (20.2 lbs)
2015 Pro Champs: Fly Catcher
2015 AM Champs: Offline
2015 333 Champs: Team Anglerfish
Sheboygan Salmon Cup
June 10-11, 2107
Rules & Registration Packet Coming Soon
2017 Division Breakdown: PRO: $400 entry / weigh 5 each day AM: $100 entry / weigh best 5 over 2 days 333: $100 entry / best 3 over 2 days
Other Stuff: All teams must leave from and return to the port of Sheboygan. Tournament HQ will once again be at Angler's Avenue at 510 S. Pier Drive in Sheboygan. Great food, drink and of course any of the tackle or gear you need is all right there!
For more info contact Russell at Angler's Avenue: (920) 395-2406 or Scott at (231) 690-1102
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.
New 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.
This is the big one! With over a hundred teams every year, the Offshore Classic is expanding into the following week with a brand new Big Money Tournament - The Offshore Classic Big Boys Event! That makes 6 full days of Big Lake Action, huge crowds and big payouts!
The Ruboy kicks things off on Thursday and is followed up by Youth and Ladies events on Friday. Pro/Am/Big Fish/333 all run concurrently on Saturday and Sunday.
New for 2017: Ludington Big Boys! Tuesday & Wednesday, July 18-19 the Offshore Classic adds a special Big Boy Tournament. $1,000 entry, %100 pay-out. Tournament limits will mirror the Classic's Pro Division. This exciting new event is open to everyone and is scheduled to pay out 70/20/10. That means with 50 boats the top prize will be $35,000 cash!
For more complete rules, schedules and registration information contact the Ludington Scottville Area Chamber at 231-845-0324.
Tournament HQ: 1st St. Beach Lions Pavilion Captain's Meetings will be Thursday & Friday at 7pm. On site registration opens at 5pm. All awards will take place at the Lion's Pavilion as well.
Salmon Splash Divisions: Pro: $400 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.
Tournament HQ: All Captain's Meetings, Awards, Weigh-ins, etc. will take place at Yacht Basin Marina.
BRC Events: LADIES TA-TA TOURNAMENT: Friday August 4th.
PRO/AM & 333: Saturday & Sunday August 5-6.
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.
You can also enter "The Big One" for only $50. 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)
For more information contact the Tournament Director:
2016 The Big One Champs: (tie) Giv N The Bird & Jameson (24.60 pound Kings)
2015 Pro Champs: Originator
2015 Am Champs: Reel Sharpie
2015 333 Champs: Originator
2015 Big Fish: Diamond Edition
Benzie Fishing Frenzy
August 25-27, 2017
Rules & Registration Packet Coming Soon
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 3 divisions: Pro - $400 entry, Weigh Your Best 10 daily / Am - $300 entry, Weigh Your Best 10 daily / Big Fish - $100 entry, Weigh your single biggest fish per day. 333 is also available - weigh your best 3 fish in 2 days. Entry is $100 (333 only available for $150)
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.
Ladies fish on Friday. Weigh your best 5 and the Ladies Classic features a Big Fish Prize as well.
The Main Event is Saturday/Sunday, $300 entry, weigh your best 5 each day, cash & prizes for the top 10. Also on Sat/Sun is the Sweet 16 Division for boats under 17'. Entry is $100, weigh your best 5 each day.
The Classic also has a $50 Big Fish Division that pays cash and a trophy for the biggest King. The biggest fish of the weekend will be mounted by Lasting Memories Taxidermy. Then there's the Big Boy's Side Bet - $100 per day on Saturday & Sunday. Biggest box each day wins 100%.
If you're in TC early check out the Mini-Classic. Fish 3 hours on Wednesday August 3oth and weigh your entire box of fish.
Find out more about all of the events at the Grand Traverse Salmon Classic on their website: www.fish-tc.com
2015 Sweet 16 Champs: Now Hiring
2015 333 Champs: Fish Sniffer
2015 Big Fish: Chillaxin'
2015 Champs: Diabolical
2015 Ladies Champs: True Blue
LRCR Manistee Monster Mania
September 9-10, 2017
Rules & Registration Forms Coming Soon
Tournament HQ: 1st St. Beach Lions Pavilion Captain's Meeting will be Friday at 7pm. On site registration opens at 5pm. All awards will take place at the Lion's Pavilion as well.
Monster Divisions: Pro: $400 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
For more information on this exciting new format call Scott at (231) 690-1102.
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.