Fish On! at the 2013 MCSFA Budweiser Pro/Am

Fish On! at the 2013 MCSFA Budweiser Pro/Am

Manistee Fishing TournamentOver more than 15 years, the Bud Pro/Am in Manistee, Michigan has evolved into one of the most popular and well-run fishing tournaments in the Midwest–maybe the country. With over $25,000 in prize money, as well as numerous other prizes for all levels, there’s plenty of incentive to get your boat to the eastern shore of Lake Michigan for the start of the Bud Pro/Am on June 22nd. But really, all the incentive you need is the great fishing to be had.

It’s typically early season lake conditions, with variable water temps and sometimes tricky fishing. But if you can find them, the fish are hungry and the competition tight. Boats leave and return to any of  three ports: Manistee, Onekama or Arcadia. Weigh-ins are at the Lion’s Pavillion at Douglas Park in Manistee. Early birds get slips at one of the marinas along River Street in Manistee making it a short trip over to the park to start swapping stories and sharing beers.

FLake Michigan Fishingormat is similar to past years, with a ‘Best of 10 Fish’ weigh-in for Pros, ‘Best of 5 Fish’ for Amateurs, and additional events for kids. Awards are given based on total weight, as well as Top Fish for King Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Brown Trout. The tournament also counts toward your total points on the 333 Championship Series–if that’s your thing.

So pull your buds together for the annual ‘Bud’ and make it a great weekend of friends, fishing and fish stories!

Manistee Area Vacation Rentals


Captain’s Meeting

Friday June 21st – 7:00 PM


Tri-port start from Manistee, Onekama, and Arcadia
All Captain’s Meetings, Weigh-Ins, Awards, etc. will take place at the Pavilion.

Kid’s Fish Day:
Wednesday, June 19th
Kids 12 and under fish on Man Made Lake.

Ladies Classic Pro/Am:
Friday, June 21st
DNR Limits / Weigh Your Best 5

Budweiser Pro/Am:
Sat. & Sun. June 22-23
Fish out of Manistee, Onekama or Arcadia
Pro: DNR Limits / Weigh your best 10 (2-man legal limit)
Am: DNR Limits / Weigh your best 5

333 Championship Series:
Sat. & Sun. June 22-23
Weigh your best 3 fish in 2 days

More at MCFSA Official Website

MCSFA: (231) 887-4474  / Email –


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