Pier 33 hosts Lake Michigan’s finest fishing tournament as the 2018 Southwest Michigan Steelheaders Schu’s Summer Challenge Fishing Tournament is held May 11 & 12, in St. Joseph, Michigan.
This exciting Pro & Am fishing tournament has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest in the region, attracting anglers from throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin for the great early-season fishing found offshore of St. Joseph.
Pier 33’s showroom will again host a number of key tournament events. Tournament check-in and registration begins at the Pier 33 showroom on Thursday May 10 at 5 PM, with the Captain’s Meeting immediately following at 7 PM.
This year’s Summer Challenge features two divisions, Open and Amateur. The Open division will fish both days and the Amateur division will fish Saturday only, giving fishermen a chance to choose the division that best suits their skills and days.
Scheduled fishing hours for both days are 6:45 AM thru 2 PM. The tournament concludes with the Awards Dinner and ceremony at Pier 33’s showroom, starting at approximately 4 PM on Saturday May 12.
Schu’s Grill & Bar, located in downtown St. Joseph is the headline sponsor of this year’s tournament and Schu’s will be providing a spectacular prime rib dinner for fishermen during the Awards Dinner on Saturday. In addition, Schu’s will kick-off the tournament with Schu’s Shootout, a special preliminary event to be held Thursday May 10.
The Southwest Michigan Steelheaders is a Chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fisherman’s Association.