2019 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 20 2019.

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


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.Matt Whitney - Whitney Charters at Grand Isle Cell: 616-638-4061

Emergency weigh in can be scheduled by phone with Nelson and Chris Nienhuis at:Home: 616-846-0863     Nienhuis: 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 Rich Wilson, contest chairman

SCORING:   All fish will be judged by weight only.  
FISHING AREA: All Michigan waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Michigan drowned river mouths,  inland waters

YOUTH CONTEST CLOSING DATE: All entries must be submitted by Nov 20 2019

 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.

 Contest Chairman:  Rich Wilson     693 W. Dansville Road         Mason, Michigan 48854

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


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