Ludington Offshore Classic begins July 12, registration happening now.

July 8, 2022

Ludington Offshore Classic begins July 12, registration happening now.

LUDINGTON — On-site registration and a drive-through weigh-in start next week at Waterfront Park during the week-long Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament. 

Big cash prizes  are in the works for this Lake Michigan fishing  tournament, which will return for the 20th year and feature  contests for pros, amateurs, ladies and youth in 2022. The Offshore Classic Pro Division will pay $15,000 to the winner, and the Amateur Division will pay $7,500*.  (*Payouts based on number of boat entries.)

Registration is still open online, but on-site registration is also available at the park on July 11, 13, 14, and 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Fishing begins at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, with two days of competition in the Big Boys category. Big fish and big payouts are the name of the game during this high-stakes contest. 

The Ludington Legends Memorial Tournament  will be held Thursday, July 14. Boats at least 18-feet long are welcome to join in the fun and weigh their five best fish for the day. This minimal-rules event is designed to pay homage to departed fishermen who have given much to the local fishing community.

The ladies and kids tournaments will be held on Friday, July 15. Cash awards and a trophy are up for grabs in the Ladies Pro/Am Tournament. Women will weigh their five best fish, with no more than three of any one species being weighed. The Ladies Big Fish will pay out $500 in each division. The youth tournament welcomes kids 17 and younger to participate and weigh their largest fish for prizes. 

Pro/Am anglers  will take to the lake on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17.  This event has been revamped to  offer over and above  traditional 100 percent payouts. Weigh-ins will be conducted in a drive-through fashion, and “secret cooler” and awards ceremonies will be held under Waterfront Park pavilion.  

For more information and to register,  head to  LudingtonTournament.com. 

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