2023 Youth Contest


A year long youth fishing contest for youth anglers up to age 14 . There is NO registration form to complete. All required information can be recorded on the weigh-in form. Note that for this contest—all entries must be submitted by Nov 1, 2023. The awards will take place at the Chapter's annual dinner/recognitions in December.

ELIGIBILITY: Youth anglers must be 14 years of age or younger at the time of the catch. They must be accompanied by an adult member of the Grand Haven Steelheaders who is SIGNED UP for the YEARLONG CONTEST. The youth angler must 'fight' and land the fish.

CONTEST SPECIES: Chinook salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout

WEIGH-IN: Fish must be weighed on a designated scale. The weigh-in form must be filled out completely including youth angler's date of birth. The form must also be signed by the GH Steelheader member. The weigh-in form must be presented by the contestant to the contest chairman, by mail or in person, NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS FROM THE CATCH DATE.

Weigh-in forms are available at the weigh-in sites :

Scales are located at Lake View Tackle in Grand Haven & Fish On Bait and Tackle in Spring Lake.

Emergency weigh in can be scheduled by phone with Nelson and Chris Nienhuis at: Home: 616-846-0863 Cell: 616-638-3684 Weigh-in, if necessary, can also be done on a commercial certified scale - indicate business name on form along with information on the youth angler. Pictures are encouraged but not required.

Weight forms should be mailed to Christine and Nelson Nienhuis, contest coordinators SCORING: All fish will be judged by weight only. FISHING AREA: All Mich waters of Lake Mich, Lake Michigan drowned river mouths, inland waters YOUTH CONTEST CLOSING DATE: All entries must be submitted by Nov 1, 2023 AWARDS: Awards will be given for each of the categories. The presentations will take place at the Grand Haven Steelheaders annual dinner/recognition event in December.

Mail weigh slips to: Christine Nienhuis 17528 Valley City Avenue Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

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