Week Long Contest

Happy Pappy captained by Chris and Nelson Nienhuis blew away all competitors in the 2019 Weeklong + contest. The team with three fish well over 20 pounds weighed in a total of 72 pounds, 9 ounces. This total did not include Chris' awesome Steelhead weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces. Second place went to Coyote captained by Sally and Rich Wilson. Coyote weighed in a 3 fish total of 63 pounds. Third place went to Paul VanderWall's Block-n-Tackle. Paul also weighed in the big fish of the contest at 27 pounds, 2 ounces. All winners received checks at the annual picnic and the travelling award will be presented to Chris and Nelson at the Christmas Party.

2020GH Steelheaders Member WEEKLONG + Contest

The Grand Haven Steelheaders are holding a weeklong fishing contest.  This is a separate contest from the on-going Year Long Contest.  Fish entered in the Week Long Contest can also be entered in the Year Long Contest as long as the individual is registered in the Year Long Contest and follows rules set for the Year Long Contest.

 Contest begins: Friday, July 31, 2020 

Contest ends: Thursday, August 13th Fish Must be weighed in by 5 pm at one of the weigh in locations.

Contest rules:

  • The contest is open to members of the Grand Haven Steelheaders, their family members and friends
  • The registered boat must be owned by a member of the GH Steelheaders
  • 5 species eligible: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout.
  • Fish as often as you can out of the ports Holland to Muskegon in Lake Michigan and weigh as many fish as you wish.
  • The combined weight of the three largest fish will determine the winning boat prize
  • A prize will also be awarded for the biggest fish
  • Submit your weight slips (no fish) at the Chapter picnic at Rycenga Park on Thursday, August 10.
  • Picnic begins at 6 p.m. Join your fellow Steelheader members for a great evening and food.

 Registration fee: $25.00  per boat   (registration fee covers those fishing on the boat)

Individuals fishing on the registered boat do not need to be members of the GH Steelheaders

 Prizes:  All proceeds will be awarded.

1st place: 2/3 of the total of registration fees or $150 if the amount would be $100 or less.

2nd place: $100

3rd place: $50

Big Fish: prize will be 1/3 of the total of registration fees collected

 Weigh-in locations:

Fish On Bait and Tackle

Lakeview Marine and Tackle

Evenings: Nelson/Chris Nienhuis....call ahead:   Home: 616-846-0863  Cell: 616-638-3684  or Martin Parrott 616-402 4236weigh , if necessary, can also be done on a commercial certified scale - indicate business name on form.


 Registration must be received/postmarked by Friday July 31st 2020

Click here for 2019 registration form


2013 Results:

Paul Zelenka, Jr. captained the Betty Lou to victory in the 2013 Grand Haven Steelheaders Weeklong Tourney.  Paul's three fish total weighed 63 pounds, 8 ounces.  Paul received a cash award of $135 and will be awarded the Weeklong travelling trophy at the Christmas party in December.  Happy Pappy captained by Nelson Nienhuis finished second and Ole Timer, captained by Martin Parrott finished third.  Less than three pounds separated the three top finishers.  Ken Kuzma weighed in the biggest fish for the week with a Chinook weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces.  Ken received a check for $65 and also won a pair of Church TX44 planer boards in the captain's raffle.  Watch your newsletter for info on next year's Weeklong and join the fun. 

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