Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Fishing Derby
  • 31st Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby - July 30th and 31st

    31st Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

    July 30th and 31st, 2016Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place Salmon ~ $3000, 1st Place Trout ~ $2000Phone: Call Brett For More Information (906) 286-0234

    Also paying 2nd-8th Place in Both Categories. 80% Payback on Registration Fee. $30 per Person Registration Fee to Enter. Derby tickets can be purchased at the following: Linda's Bread Box, Top O'Lake, Wheaty's, Roy's Place. Over $18,000 in Cash and Prizes based on 2015 entries. Numerous Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle & Drawings!

    Fishing Derby

    3 Day Pre-Fishing Contest

    July 25 - 27, 2016$600 Per Day Up For Grabs

    $300 / Day's Largest Fish. $200 / Day's 2nd Largest. $100 / Day's 3rd Largest.

    Fishing Derby

    Optional 3-3-3 Side Tournament

    $50 Per Boat80% Payback for Top 3 Places

    Sign up at Captain's Meeting held 8pm Friday July 29th at Manistique Marina Boat Launch.

    • Graymont
    • City of Manistique
    • Moonshine Lures
    • Busting Water Tackle
    • Manistique Tourism Council

    (All pre-derby contestant boats and all on-board personnel must be registered for the Manistique Fishing Derby.) Derby entry ticket price: $30, per person. Prizes are based on the greatest weight, first, and, in case of a tie, length, of any indigenous salmon or trout caught in Lake Michigan during current Derby fishing hours, by any registered contestant with a legitimate entry ticket, fishing from a registered boat. Numerous "door prizes" during Derby. Registrants must be present to win and collect prizes. Each paid entrant is entitled to only one prize in each division. Photos on this page courtesy of the Pioneer Tribune.

    *If you choose to attend or participate in the Manistique Salmon Derby, you acknowledge the possibility of danger, and choose to take your chances with the consequences of any element of danger that may exist. All entities, affiliated with the creation, administration and support of the Manistique Salmon Derby, and associated activities, disavow any responsibility or liability for any injurious consequence that may arise from anyone's choice to attend or participate in the Manistique Salmon Derby, and its associated activities.