Contest Information and Rules





Check our website: for complete information on the Year Long contest.

The contest runs through November 30, 2019.

CONTEST SPECIES: Chinook salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout
ELIGIBILITY: Open to any member of the Grand Haven Steelheaders, their spouse and children, holding a current Michigan Fishing License. To be eligible for weigh-in, the fish must be caught by a registered contestant.

REGISTRATION: the contest is open to members of the Grand Haven Steelheaders, their spouse and children. Contestants must pre-register for the contest before a fish is caught and weighed.  Contestants can register in person at GH Steelheader events or by mail postmarked before fish was caught.  No registration fee for the regular YEAR LONG CONTEST.  (There is a registration fee of $10 for an optional side contest – see below).

Fill out the registration form completely and mail it to the contest chairman.  

Contest Chairman:      Rich Wilson

                                    693 W. Dansville Road

                                    Mason, Michigan48854

                                    517-676-2920 – home          517-230-3671 - cell

WEIGH-IN: Fish must be weighed on a designated scale. The entry form must be filled out completely. The entry form must be presented by the contestant to the contest chairman, by mail or in person, NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS FROM THE CATCH DATE. 

Scales are located at Lake View Tackle in Grand Haven and Fish On Bait and Tackle on M-104 in SpringLake.

Emergency weigh in can be scheduled by phone with Nelson and Chris Nienhuis @ Home: 616-846-0863 or Martin Parrott 616 402-4236 

Cell: 616-638-3684Matt Whitney - Whitney Charters at Barrett’s Marina Cell: 616-638-4061

Weigh-in, if necessary, can also be done on a commercial certified scale - indicate business name on form.

All fish will be judged by weight only.  
Michigan waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Michigan drowned river mouths and inland waters of Michigan
Awards will be given for each of the categories. The presentations will take place at the Steelheaders Annual December dinner/recognition event.

An up to date leader list will be published on the GH Steelheader web site.(
All fish must be caught in accordance with current
Michigan law and the contest rules. The Grand Haven Steelheaders Board of Directors shall rule upon any conflict arising from this contest. The Board’s ruling will be final.

Text Box: Optional/side contest: BIG FISH “POT”…….$10 entry fee……the overall biggest fish will win this side contest. If registering, enclose your $10 fee with the Year Long Contest registration form below. 









City ______________________________________       Zip_____________________________



Telephone_________________________________        E-mail__________________________



Boat Name_________________________________

Optional BIG FISH ‘POT’ side contest:  YES - $10.00 registration enclosed     Not participating

Mail to: Contest Chairman:     Rich Wilson

                                                 693 W. Dansville Road

                                                 Mason, Michigan48854 

                                                 517-676-2920 – home     517-230-3671 - cell

Printable 2019 Registration Form

Contest Documents
Contest Registration Form
*Boat Name:
Optional BIG FISH "POT" side contest:

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