Offshore Challenge Brings Fishing, Education And Charity To Grand Haven

Posted at 6:53 AM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 07:11:16-04

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — (FOX 17) Anglers are headed to Grand Haven this weekend for the annual Grand Haven Offshore Challenge. The Challenge brings teams of professionals and amateurs from all over the state to compete in a weekend full of fishing and fun.

The ladies and kids tournament kicks off Friday morning and the Men’s Pro/Am is Saturday and Sunday. Anglers can use a total of nine rods to catch a total of fifteen fish. All fish caught must be fifteen inches and the best twelve will be weighed.

In addition to the fishing competition, there will also be a fish cleaning competition where participants are judged on time, efficiency and cleanliness.

Most of the fish caught during the competition is donated to West Michigan Teen Challenge in Muskegon. The fish caught this weekend will be enough to feed one hundred students and teachers two meals a day for a year. That relieves the organization of having to purchase 10,400 meals a year.

The organization also uses this weekend to provide hands on education through the Baby Chinook program. The program educates children at seven area schools in the life cycle and conservation efforts of Great Lakes salmon.

If you are interested in learning more about the Grand Haven Offshore Challenge or would like a full list of events you can visit their website here: