2019 Fishing Results / Gallery

Find out who landed the big fish at our past tournaments. Who is making the best shots and photos of the best of yours, and our catches without bragging board.

2019 Connie McGowan Invitational

Prize winners of the Battle Creek Steelheaders - Connie McGowan tournament on Lake Erie and a gallery of photos.
1st place: Ed Blissick his crew members Milt Bennet and Jim Rudnick.
2nd place: Denny Knoll his crew members Ben knoll and Steve Janke.
3rd place: Dave Shingledecker his crew members Jim Wyngarden and Roger Jacobs.
4th place: Bart Mauk his crew members Lisa Mauk, Chad Buck, and Larry Ricco.
5th place: Tony Haskamp, David Haskamp, Hunter Haskamp, John Danes, and Dave Shaffer.
Big Fish Winner: Dan Foster his crew Sara Foster, Dan Mitchel, and Ken Miller.
Thanks Greg Peck                      

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2019 Trip Swap

Had a great weekend with our Trip Swap friends. Almost got our limit on Saturday and we got our limit on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who worked to put this event together and everyone who participated, it certainly was a great dinner. Looking forward to next year.

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2019 Lake Michigan Coho Blast

Saturday, April 6 Coho Blast. We had perfect weather 7 boats with 23 people, weighing in 51 Fish. 1st place, Tim Eager 2nd place, Kurt Stark 3rd place, Dave Foster. Big Fish winner, John Bibbings boat.

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2019 St. Joe River Chapter Challenge

We had 15 fisherman for the Chapter Challenge caught 11 fish Battle Creek Chapter caught 4 fish and South West caught 7 with the Traveling Trophy going to South West with a 3 fish weight of 24.11 lbs to 15.5 lbs for Battle Creek. Ben Knoll caught the largest fish for Battle Creek 7.3 lbs. and Rich Ford caught a fish weighing 10.2 for big fish for Southwest also biggest for the Tournament.

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2018 Big Fish Winners

CHINOOK

NATE SUHR - 1st 
JOE FOY -  2nd 
DENNIS KNOLL - 3rd

STEELHEAD

BEN KNOLL -  1st
DAVE SHINGLEDECKER - 2nd

COHO

DAVE MIDDLETON - 1st
DON OMAN - 2nd

LAKE TROUT

JIM HAMRICK - 1st

WALLEYE

JEFF ROOT - 1st 
DAN FOSTER - 2nd

PERCH

MONIKA ROOT - 1st 

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2018 Results / Gallery

2018 St. Joe River Chapter Challenge

The Southwest Chapter did an outstanding job and a lot of prizes including Custom Rods. Todd Brill was the big winner, Biggest Fish and Side Pot winner.

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2018 Kalamazoo River Memorial Winners

1st Place: Nate Shur 33.4 lbs. 2nd Place: David Shingledecker 28.8. 3rd Place: Dick Shilts 26.5. Big Fish: Todd Sidman 11.9 lbs.

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2018 Pan Fish/Family Picnic Winners

On July 14th we had our 5th annual Pan Fish tournament at KILNES RESORT on Portage Lake and it was a success. 12 Boats entered with 24 adults and 6 young fisherman. The kids all caught some nice fish!!!
• Greg Peck’s team took 1st place in the mixed Pan Fish Class with 4.95# in 5 fish.
• Don Oman’s team tool 1st place in the Predator Class with a 3.1# fish.
• Dan Foster’s team took 1st place in the Blue Gill Class with 2.55# in 5 gills.

Afterwards it was off to our Family Picnic for some good EATS!!!

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2018 Connie McGowan Invitational Winners

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1st place with 39.25 
Joe Foy

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2nd place with 30.85 
Brett Mauk

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3rd place with 28.35 lbs Ladies Crew

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4th place with 27.50 
Dave Schafer

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Big Walleye 5.15 lbs

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Big Trash fish 7.40 Sheepshead Dan Foster

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2018 Trip Swap Lake Michigan

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2018 Trip Swap Detroit River

Winner of Big Fish is Keith Krchy from LSWC.

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2018 Kalamazoo River Spring Steelhead Results

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Adams Peters
Big Fish Winner 9.65 
1st Place Boat
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2nd place with 30.85 
Kevin Ouzts Boat
2nd Place
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Brett Mauk’s Boat
3rd Place
17.3 lbs.

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2017 Big Fish Contest Winners

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Dave Middleton
1st Place Coho

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Dave Shingledecker
1st Place King Salmon

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Dan Foster
1st Place Walleye

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Mark Adams
1st Place Brown Trout

2018 Portage Lake Ice Fishing Results

Great weather, slow bite, but lots of fun anyway, as always. Good job Justin.
• Justin Kling - Predator division 29 inch Northern Pike
• Tyler - Mixed bag division
• Jim Hamrick - 5 Best Bluegill division.

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