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South Haven’s perfect location on Lake Michigan makes it an angler’s dream destination. Miles of shoreline and easy water access points bring out the best in those who live to cast a line. While fishing is a fun hobby for some, for others it’s a passion that’s met with unsurpassed excitement with every new season that opens. As a way to ring in the official start of fishing season in Michigan, the South Haven Steelheaders Pro Am has become an annual icon of angling mastery in this region and is not to be missed.

A man pulling back on a fishing rod during the South Haven Steelheaders Pro Am

Bring on the Boating Season

Novice and expert anglers will want to make their way towards South Haven May 17th through the 19th of 2019 in the name of the annual South Haven Steelheaders Pro Am. This community-loved event opens the boating season and is a wonderful way to get together with others who share a passion for reeling in the next great catch. A focus on trout and salmon brings in anglers from all over the country for the chance to participate in this 3-day tournament filled with fun and fierce competition. A tradition in South Haven for the past 33-years makes this one of the most anticipated events of the spring.

South Haven Steelheaders Tournament Specifics

The South Haven Steelheaders tournament begins with a Friday 5 challenge and as it progresses, provides opportunities for anglers to earn awards for the biggest fish as well as the biggest fish overall! Second chance events are sponsored by local businesses hoping to help anglers reel in something special at the last moment. In order to earn a free tournament t-shirt and a chance to be entered into several raffles for fishing-themed prizes, participants are encouraged to register for a place online before April 30, 2019. A $50.00 late fee is only applied for participants who sign up on or after May 11th. Registration and the first few day’s events are regularly held at the Southside Marina on Black River and weigh-ins are conducted at this site as well. Marine fuel docks can be found just down the road on William’s Street while the public boat launch is accessible on Dunkley Avenue.

Fish and Stay Awhile

While all the excitement of the open boating season and the South Haven Steelheaders tournament makes for an angling adventure, keep the good vibes going well after the sun goes down by booking a vacation rental with Beachwalk Properties. We’ll keep you close to the access points you’ll need while providing a home away from home that comes with the comfort and luxurious amenities you deserve. Contact us today to start planning your fishing getaway to South Haven.