Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

The Ludington Offshore Classic is an annual Great Lakes sports fishing tournament, boasting the distinction of being the largest freshwater salmon tournament in the U.S. This popular tournament is hosted in the beautiful coastal town of Ludington, which is considered one of — if not the best — port on the Great Lakes for trout and salmon fishing.

2022 Event Dates: July 11-17

Hosted by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce  

For further details and to register, visit www.ludingtontournament.com

Tournament Overview

Ludington Offshore Classic Details

The 2021 tournament was held July 12-18, peak time for Lake Michigan fishing. This is the height of our tourist season in Ludington with over 25,000 visitors taking advantage of miles of pristine beaches, the small-town atmosphere and local business offerings.

Ludington Offshore Classic consistently attracts over 900 participants. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded since 2014.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2022 sponsorship information is available. Please contact Chamber of Commerce staff: email kristens@ludington.org or call 231-845-0324.

Event Schedule

Schedule of Events

July 11

6:00 pm           Big Boys Captains’ meeting at Waterfront Park

July 12

Big Boys Tournament, sponsored by Auto Owners Insurance

6:00 am             Shotgun start

2:00 pm             Deadline to be inside pier heads

July 13

Big Boys Tournament 

6:00 am             Shotgun start

2:00 pm             Deadline to be inside pier heads

4:00 pm             Awards ceremony

July 14

Thursday Shoot-Out, sponsored by Great Lakes Gear

6:00 am             Shotgun start for Shoot-Out

2:00 pm             Boats must be inside pier heads

4:00 pm             Awards

July 15

Youth Classic, sponsored by Safe Harbor Credit Union

6:00 am             Shotgun start for Youth tournament

11 am-1pm        Youth weigh in

Ladies Pro/Am & Big Fish, sponsored by Michelob Ultra

6:00 am             Shotgun Start for Ladies tournament

2:00 pm             Ladies boats must be inside pier heads

4:00 pm             Awards

6:00 pm             Offshore Captains’ Meeting

July 16

Ludington Offshore Classic Pro/Am & Big Fish, sponsored by Dreamweaver Lures and Grand Haven Custom Molding

6:00 am            Shotgun start

2:00 pm            Pro boats must inside pier heads

July 17

Ludington Offshore Classic Pro/Am & Big Fish

6:00 am            Shotgun start

2:00 pm            Pro boats must inside pier heads

4:00 pm            Awards ceremony

For further details and registration, visit www.ludingtontournament.com

 

 

 

Past Results

Congrats to our 2021 Offshore Classic winners: Blue Fairways

Congrats to our 2021 Big Boys winners: Elsie K

Offshore Classic Pro Results

Offshore Classic Amateur Results

Ladies Pro

Ladies Amateur

Youth Tournament

Ruboy Shootout (2021 cancelled due to adverse weather)

Big Boys Tournament 

Participants come from over 120 cities in Michigan as well as from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida.
For more information or to register for the event visit, www.offshoreclassic.com.
To inquire about event sponsorship go to: https://www.offshoreclassic.com/contact/

Event Location : Downtown Ludington Waterfront Park, 391 S William St, Ludington, MI 49431
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