If you’re into fishing, grab your pole and tackle box and head to the Grand Haven area where the fish are definitely biting! Whether you enjoy trolling down the river, casting off a pier, or reeling in some keepers from the big lake aboard a charter fishing boat, West Michigan has the perfect angling opportunity for you.
Looking for a challenge on top of a good catch? There are plenty of fishing tournaments around here, too, and not just in the summer! If you haven’t already registered, make a plan to get one of these contests on your calendar and you might just reel in some prize money along with your dinner!
Fit These Michigan Fishing Tournaments into Your Summer Plans
Besides Grand Haven’s great fishing spots, check out these tournaments going on in the surrounding areas:
- Michigan’s Steelheader Challenge – This contest takes place in Holland, Michigan the third weekend in May.
- Free Family Fishing Weekend – Pack up the kids and head to Riley Ponds in Holland for a fun-filled day of fishing the second Saturday in June.
- Pioneer/Elks Tournament – Plan on joining this Holland tourney the third week in July.
- Big Red Classic – Another Holland event, this one happens the first weekend in August.
- Gold Coast Tournament – Taking place in late August, this contest is in West Olive, located between Grand Haven and Holland.
Fall Michigan Fishing Tournaments You Won’t Want to Miss
Don’t want to pack away your fishing gear along with your summer clothes? Mark your calendars and stretch the season with these fall fishing tourneys in Grand Haven:
Grand Haven Steel Headers Year-Long Fishing Contest – Through Nov. 15
Open to club members and their immediate families, this tourney makes membership well worth it, lasting all summer long and into the fall! Species include Chinook and Coho Salmon, Brown and Lake Trout, and of course, steelhead. Learn more or register here.
Grand Haven Salmon Festival/Big King Contest – Sept. 16 & 17 2022
Don’t wait to secure a spot in this two-day tourney! Join in on the contest and the celebration of the fall salmon migration, complete with music, a local art show, kids’ crafts, a fresh catch fish boil, beer tent, and more!
West Michigan Bass Never Give It Up Fall Series – Third Saturday in Sept.
Sign up to join the West Michigan Bass Club and put your angling skills to the test during this bass tournament that takes place mid-September on the Grand River in Grand Haven.
West Siders One on One Bass League Grand River Open – Sept.
Part of a summer-long contest series, this September tourney takes place on the Grand River and is open to registered members ready to rise and shine and reel in some serious bass.
Enjoy all the West Michigan Fishing Tournaments You Want!
As residents of Grand Haven, we love being surrounded by so many great fishing opportunities, throughout the summer and beyond! Our community has some of the best access to warm and cold water species angling opportunities — whether you’re looking to book a charter excursion, fish from the shore, or even have your own slip in the local marina.
Of course, there’s no better way to get involved in the local fishing community than becoming a local yourself! BlueWest Properties can help you find the ideal home in the Grand Haven region. We have properties with water frontage, access, or an easy commute to the marina that would be perfect for you. Get in touch with our team to get started today.