May 12, 2010
South Haven hosts the annual Big Jon Pro/AM Steelhead Fishing Tournment on Saturday, May 15th. This is always great fun for the spectators as they bring in their catch. Head down to the south beach (where the pier and lighthouse are located) to catch a glimpse of this serious tourney in action. Eligible for the tournament are Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead or Rainbow Trout. With a top prize of $5000 at the pro level and $2500 for the best amateur catch, it's a hot competition no matter what! Fishing begins at 6:45 am and by 1:30 pm all boats must be between the piers. Weigh-in will be conducted after 1:30 pm at the South Side Marina, which is halfway between the pier and downtown.