2014 West Ottawa Public Schools Salmon Release!

Check out the 2014 Salmon Release from West Ottawa Public Schools!  They released approximately 200 salmon this year.... AWESOME!! Click the link to watch thier video....

2014 West Ottawa Public Schools Salmon Release!


2015 Application for Entry

2015 Grand Haven Offshore Challenge Registration Form (PDF)

Please open the form, print it out, fill it out - don't forget to sign it and mail the application and entry fee to:

Offshore Challenge, c/o Tricia Todd
18560 112th Ave.
Nunica, MI 49448




2015 Tournament Schedule

Thursday, May 28th - Captain's Meeting

Mandatory for all teams, all divisions
Registration 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with meeting to follow

Friday, May 29th - Ladies & Kids Tournament


Saturday, May 30th - Pro / Am


Sunday, May 31st - Pro / Am

See rules for the details.


2015 Fish Cleaning Contest

2015 Fish Cleaning Contest!!

Taking place on Saturday, May 30th immediately following weigh-in at Waterfront Stadium.

Anyone may enter by signing up at the Captain's Meeting on Thursday, May 28th, paying the $20 entry fee and signing a waiver.  Waivers must be signed to participate.

Participants must:

  • Bring your own filet gloves - a glove is required to be worn on the non-knife hand
  • Bring your own own cutting board - a sturdy table will be provided for all participants to use
  • Bring your own filet knife

Each person will clean two (2) similar size fish (similar species).

Judging is based on time, efficiency, and cleanliness – filet, skinned and deboned.

Winner receives $200 guaranteed (could go up based on number of entries), a filet knife and bragging rights!!


Our History

The Grand Haven Offshore Challenge began in 1996 with a group of local fisherman Capt. Willis Kerridge, Capt. George Hays, Bill Rodgers and Chuck Pistis. These four decided to promote the local fishery and economy during a quieter time of the summer, the weekend after Memorial Day. The first year they hosted approximately 60 boats and have now grown to over 143 boats in 2006. Proos Downtrollers was the major sponsor the first year and was critical in getting this tournament on its feet and they have continued for 10 years to support this event. Throughout the years the tournament has seen weather from one extreme to the other, fishing in winter coats to scorching 90 degrees and the straight line winds in 1998 that destroyed the Grand Haven show mobile and much of Chinook Pier and its boats.

The first year's tournament paid the Pro Division a top prize of $4,000 and the AM Division $1,000. With the help of our Classic Sponsors, Proos, Ridgeview Industries, Tiara Yachts, Pursuit and Toledo Beach West and many, many other business's we have been able to raise that to Pro $10,000 and AM $5,000 in 2005.

As the Tournament continued to grow the board of directors decided we wanted to give something back to the fishery and the community and as of February 23, 2001 the Tournament received its official 501(c)(3) status and the IRS recognizes us as a charitable organization. Because of this we have put many exciting projects in place including a scholarship program and the Baby Chinook Program.