Anglers try for the big one at Budweiser Pro-Am


MANISTEE — Anglers covered the rivers and lakes around Manistee all weekend with the Budweiser Pro-Am tournament put on by the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association.

The tournament lasted two days, beginning on Saturday and finishing up early Sunday afternoon.

Steelhead Hunter and Captain Lance Keene took first place in the professional division with a team score of 313.95.

Pier Pressure and Captain Mark Chmura took second at 299.25 and Sandpiper III, captained by Kevin Hughes, took third at 263.45.

O-Fish-L Business  won the amateur division with a two-day score of 189.40.

Captain Don Gamo’s Bad HabitZ team took second with a 170.60 and Jon Upton’s Got Fish? team took third at 162.

The tournament was also a part of the Tournament Trail and that added a three fish contest to the competition.

Pier Pressure won this with a three-fish weight of 55.70, helped out by a 25.55 lb. King Salmon, which also won the big fish field.

Between the 3,3,3 and Big Fish competition, team Pier Pressure was able to get $1500 off of the Tournament Trail part of the event.


Posted by Brian Fogg

Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or

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