About Us

Battle Creek Steelheaders is one of 12 chapters affiliated with the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fisherman's Association.

A group of local and SW Michigan guys and gals who enjoy the camaraderie of sports fishing on Michigan’s Great Lakes and rivers. Don’t let the name of our club mislead you, in addition to a strong quest for steelhead, club events include the reeling in of salmon, brown trout, lake trout, walleye, and pan fish.

These activities take in people of all age groups with a goal to introduce youngsters to the rewards offered by the great outdoors that surrounds us all.

What We Do!

• We hold monthly meetings where you can pick up on the latest fishing success, plus tips from guest speakers who share their outdoor experiences ranging from fishing the Greatlakes to goose calling.

• Participate in Lake tournaments that launch from ports in St. Joseph, MI, South Haven, MI and the western shores of Lake Erie.

• Spring and Fall tournaments held on the Kalamazoo and St. Joseph rivers in Michigan.

• Trip Swaps with similar fishing organizations on the other side of the state.

• Ice fishing, panfish and perch fishing tournaments geared to include all members of the family.

• Annual senior and junior division "Big Fish" contests where awards are givien at the end of the year.

• Family oriented summer picnics and annual christmas party.

• Sponsor for the "Salmon in the Classroom Program" at Milwood Middle School in Kalmazoo, MI.

Board of Directors


Jeff Root
269 370-8515

Vice- President

Justin Kling

Secretary &
Communication Chair

Rubin Espinosa
 269 370 1104


Bob Cronk

Board Member &
Raffle Chair

Dan Foster

Board Member &
Membership Chair

Randy Halseth 
269 720 0039

Board Member &
State Director

Dave Middleton

Board Member &
River Chair

Joe Foy

Board Member &
Big Lake Chair

Dan Foster

Board Member

Kurt Stark  

Board Member & Advertising Chair

Dave Haulman

Board Member &
Big Fish Chair

Denny Knoll