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Steelheaders Tournament at Pier 33

Fishermen Get Ready!

Pier 33 hosts Lake Michigan’s finest fishing tournament as the 2019 Southwest Michigan Steelheaders Schu’s Summer Challenge Fishing Tournament is held May 10 & 11,  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 9 at 5 PM, with the Captain’s Meeting immediately following at 7Steelheaders Tournament 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 11.
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 9.
The Southwest Michigan Steelheaders is a Chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fisherman’s Association.