Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Fishing Derby
  • 38th Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby - July 30th and 31st, 2022

    38th Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

    July 29th and 30th, 2023Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place Salmon | $5,000, 1st Place Trout | $3,000For More Information: Call Brett at (906) 286-0234

    Also paying 2nd-8th Place in Both Categories. 80% Payback on Registration Fee. $30 per Person Registration Fee to Enter. 4 Day Pre-Fishing Contest, Optional 3-3-3 Side Tournament and Women's Tournament. Tournament tickets can be purchased at the following: Linda's Bread Box, Top O'Lake Sport Shop, Wheaty's, Roy's Place

    Fishing Derby

    4 Day Pre-fishing Contest

    July 24-27, 2023$1500 Per Day Up for Grabs

    $1000 - Day's Largest Fish / $300 - Day's 2nd Largest / $200 - Day's 3rd Largest

    Fishing Derby

    Optional 3-3-3 Side Tournament

    $100 Per Boat80% Payback for Top 3 Places

    Women's Tournament

    Friday, July 28 | 6am - 12pm

    $75 Per Boat - Heaviest three fish, combined weight. $250 Prize to largest Salmon and Trout caught on Friday. (sponsored by Moonshine Lures) 1st ~ $1,000 / 2nd ~ $500 / 3rd ~ $250

    • Graymont
    • Moonshine Lures
    • City of Manistique
    • Manistique Tourism Council
    • Fox Marquette
    • Kewadin Casinos
    • Nicolet National Bank
    • Krist

    (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. Over $30,000 in Cash and Prizes based on 2022 entries. Numerous Door Prizes, 50/50, Raffle & Drawings! 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.