Pier 33 Hosts Steelheaders Tournament May 8 thru 10

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This Lake Michigan fishing tournament draws fishermen from a wide area, including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Pier 33 Marina in St. Joseph, MI will again be headquarters for the Schu's Summer Challenge, presented by the Southwest Michigan Steelheaders, May 8, 9 & 10.

Pier 33 features new boats from Chaparral, Scout and Pursuit, plus boat docks, boat storage and comprehensive boat repair.

Pier 33 in St. Joseph, Michigan

This is a big event, as it brings so many outstanding boats and crews in for the best fishing of the year in St. Joseph.

Pier 33 Marina will be the headquarters facility for the 2014 Schu’s Summer Challenge presented by the Southwest Michigan Steelheaders May 9 & 10 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 8 at 5 PM, with the Captain’s Meeting immediately following at 7 PM.

Scheduled fishing hours for each day of the two-day tournament are 6:45 AM thru 1 PM, with the weigh-in both days taking place at Pier 33’s West Marina. Pier 33 will again provide an on-line updates with results and standings on both days, posted to http://www.pier33.com/fishing as well as live updates via Twitter & Facebook.

The tournament concludes with the Awards Dinner and ceremony at Pier 33’s showroom, starting at 3 PM on Saturday May 10.

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 8.

Other supporting sponsors, in addition to Pier 33, include American Electric Power and Fifth Third Bank and Ridgeview Industries. The 333 Championship Series and TopShots4Salmon will also have special programs available for tournament entrants.

"This is a big event, as it brings so many outstanding boats and crews in for the best fishing of the year in St. Joseph" said Pier 33 General Manager Tighe Curran "and we're honored to host the Steelheaders in our showroom".

Boats will compete in either the Pro or Amateur divisions of the tournament and an anticipated top prize for the Pro Division of $7,500 and $1,500 for the Amateur Division. The Southwest Michigan Steelheaders is a Chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fisherman’s Association. Complete tournament rules and more information about the Steelheaders can be located thru Pier 33’s website, http://www.pier33.com/fishing.

Pier 33 hosts this event for the Steelheaders annually. 2013 results included a first-place Amateur division finish by “Shore Hugger”, followed by “Dustin’s Dream” and “Tailchaser”. “Living the Dream”, “Giv-n-the Bird” and “Hammbone” were the top three Pro boats.

Pier 33 is a full-service marina located in St. Joseph, Michigan and is a new boat dealer for quality fishing boats from Robalo Boats and Pursuit Boats, as well as family runabouts and performance cruisers from Chaparral.

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