2018 Final Event Standings

2018 Big Fish Results  

43 Boats fished year with 30 weighing fish. Thanks to all who participated.

1st/2nd Lil Hooker Schmalz Stacey 26.2
1st/2nd Tammy Too Melvin Ken 26.2
3 Addiction IV Phelps Jason 25.2
4 Donny Boy Lipinski Don 24.25
5 XSteam Charters Kort Travis 21.5
6 Spank 'em VanWingen Bryan 21.25
7 Hit Man Klein Chip 19.3
8 Woods and Waters VanderWest Tom 19.15
9 Danel Bonney Dana 16.75
10 Dortcha Patteuw Bill 16.5
 11 Hot Spot Payne Brett 15.05
 12 Reel Action Veurink Mark 15
 13 Betty Lou Zelenka Paul 13.5
 14 In U Endo Barber Jeremy 13.1
 15 Love It Cleveland Brian 12.85
 16 Something Fishy Newland Ken 12.65
 17 Reel Pleasure Parrott Martin 11.95
 18 Prestige World Wide Baxter  Jeff 11.85
 19 Katrina Ray Britton Jon 11.4
 20 Stalk 'em, Kill 'em Eat 'em Meier Tom 10.45
 21 Party Fowl Burkel Joe 9.05
 22 Midlife Fuller John 8
 23 The Liquor Cabinet Manninen Andrew 7.95
 24 Y Knot Moor Howard Ron 7.35
 25 Double V Victory Brad 7.25
 26 Gen-R Horton John 6.85
 27 Pig Eyes Mike  Jansen 5.25
 28 Ruffin It Brown Eric 5.1
 29 Joie de Vie Bobryk Tom 3.25
 30 Another Hit II VanHouwelingen  Nick 2.8
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2018 Big Fish Contest
The Grand Haven Steelheaders Fishing Contest  Saturday, September 15, 2018 In the event of poor lake conditions:  Sunday, September 16 
IMPORTANT RULES • You weigh-in your 1 biggest Chinook, Coho, Lake Trout, Steelhead or Brown Trout. • Boats must leave from Grand Haven and pass by  the Waterfront Stadium for starting point check-in • Fish on Lake Michigan, the Grand River up to US 31 bridge, and from the Grand Haven Pier • Fishing in Muskegon, the Muskegon pier heads to the Lake Michigan shoreline. Not Muskegon Lake • All DNR Rules Apply • Monitor Channel 69 • 100% registration fees are refunded in the event of a cancellation Entry Fee $100.00* Entry Fee  Deadline September 8 Fee of $110 from September 10 through September 14 *per boat, includes Captain T-shirt NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER 8PM ON  SEPTEMBER 14 
Fishing Time 6:30am - 12:30pm  
Weigh-in Time Fish must be at weigh-in by 1:30pm 
The Weigh Site The Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium Weigh-in docking available at Slip #1 at the  Municipal Marina 
Awards Following the weigh-in,  everyone registered in the fishing contest will be  entered for drawings. Must be present to win. 
ENTRY FORM Online Registration Available @  GHSalmonFest.com Credit Card, Cash, Check* 
Captain’s Name_________________________ 
State___________  Zip______________ 
T-Shirt Size __________ 
Boat Name____________________________  
Docked ______________________________ 
Credit Card #____________________________ 
Exp. Date_________ Verification code________ 
*Make check payable to  Grand Haven Area CVB & mail to: 
225 Franklin Avenue Grand Haven, MI 49417  
For further information contact: Mary Jane Belter, Secretary Grand Haven Steelheaders 616.842.0877 or mjbelter@altelco.net 
Any boats weighing in but not placing in 1-10th Place will be entered into a drawing for a $50 cash prize 
Optional Captain’s Meeting Friday, September 14 at 7pm Fish Boil Tent 
Possible Payouts Based on  50 Boats Entered 
1st Place - $1,250 2nd Place - $625 3rd Place - $500 4th Place - $400 5th Place - $250  
6th Through 10th Place Fishing Equipment/Tackle 
Payouts will be posted  at the weigh-in site 
Species  The contest is open to weighing-in your 1 biggest Chinook, Coho, Lake Trout, Steelhead, or Brown Trout 

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