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Michigan Steelheaders (State Organization) Great Lakes Bay Region Flint River Valley South Haven 
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On 9-18-13, Dennis Eade attended the Governor’s press conference and signing of HB 4668, 

Enhancing Michigan's Natural Resources

This is the Bill that simplifies the hunting and fishing license's beginning March 2014.  

Watch the Video here.

Find out more on the hunting and fishing license's at the Michigan DNR Website



Order your MSSFA Mug today!

This heavy duty mug holds about 15 fluid oz of your favorite hot or cold beverage.

Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

MSSFA Logo printed on both front & back. Order any number of this type of mug.

Also available with your chapters name (minimum order is 72 mugs with chapter name) 

Mugs are only $12.00 each for both types.

For ordering- contact Dennis Eade by email or by calling (616) 298-8842



Abandoned or Unattended Tribal Commercial Net Locations- Lake Michigan

This information is provided for your safety as these nets can be a navigational hazard because of a lack of proper markings, long anchor lines floating away from the nets and an uncertainty as to how the net lays out under the water. Therefore, it is very important to give these areas a very wide berth.


If you are fishing in this area it is advisable to put the coordinates in your GPS.
Whitehall/ Montague Area
South of the White Lake Channel
         N 4318.979   W 08629.660      147’ Just south of Duck Lake Marker very difficult to spot (single metal pole) no flag
N 4318.931   W 08629.702      150’ part of the above net
N 4320.115   W 08629.048      115’ Short staff and flag
N 4321.221   W 08628667   107’ Short staff and flag


North of the White Lake Channel
N 4322.867   W 08627.119        80’ There are leads that run into 50’- white bullet type floats scattered throughout the area
N 43 22.955   W 08627.119     50’ buoy 150 yards to the south and is not standing up
These nets have been in the water since last summer and were not pulled for the winter. It appears that these nets are beginning to come apart. Stay clear of all markers and do not travel between them.
We are working on resolving this very hazardous situation


For more informatiopn on Trap Net's Click on the link below


Thank you, Jim Vander Maas


If you get caught up in these nets please call the MDNR RAP line at 1-800-292-7800 and report the incident



Dennis Grinold Receives Tanner Award

HOLLAND,M ICH - The board of directors of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fisherrnen's Association announced today that the recipient of its annual Howard A. Tanner Award for dedication and contibution to Michigan's anadromous sport fishery has been awarded to Captain Denny Grinold of Lansing, MI.

From left to right: Ken Merkel, Howard Tanner, Dennis Grinold, Dennis Eade, Jim Vandermaas

Read the full story here


“Governor Rick Snyder spent Monday enjoying a fishing trip on Lake Michigan from the port of  Grand Haven with Dennis Eade, MSSFA, Erin McDonough, MUCC, Denny Grinold, MCBA as well as his son and Senior Advisor Bill Rustem and former Fisheries Chief, John Robertson.  The Governor caught a nine pound Steelhead and the crew went four for six with two lake trout and a small Chinook in the box.  The catch was prepared afterwards at Old Boys Brew House in Grand Haven.  The Governor was able to see firsthand the effects of aquatic invasive species as spiny water fleas clogged most of the tackle throughout the day and the effect quagga mussels are having on the food web was discussed.”


Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Lake Michigan Committee
Red Flags Report
A detailed look into Lake Michigan's fishery that includes a diet study, weir returns, catch rates and more.


Good for our membership in numbers and good for you in prizes!!

Read about the details here or check with your Chapters Membership Director or contact the State Membership office here

Click here for 2012 Winners!!



Schuette Takes On Fight Against Asian Carp

Read the entire article here



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About Us

MSSFA was organized in 1967 by a handful of individuals who knew that Michigan's newly formed trout & salmon fishery was something worth working to protect. They were a small group who wanted not only to protect their fishery, but learn how to catch their elusive prey and tell fishing stories.

MSSFA Chapters have membership meetings with guest speakers to learn all the aspects of sport fishing.  MSSFA Chapters also sponsor fishing clinics, seminars, sport-fishing shows, derbies and tournaments.

With a common goal, and a close working partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MSSFA helps to enhance the resource and sport fishing in our rivers, streams, inland lakes and of course the Great Lakes.

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