Armed Forces Salmon Assault Event 2023 - Stay Tuned for Date
Muskegon Charter Boat Association is proud to present the 10th annual charity veterans fishing event, the Armed Forces Salmon Assault, to honor our servicemen and women. The annual event will take place this year on May 21, 2022 on Lake Michigan with a half day of fishing and return to Great Lakes Marina for a luncheon and awards ceremony. Our goal for this year is to have around 20 boats participate and host around 80 West Michigan Veterans.
The Salmon Assault has several different segments, including 2 different fishing tournaments, a big fish contest, and an award ceremony & luncheon. The main tournament, the "DOD Challenge" will feature all five branches of the armed forces, participants will be selected at random to form a 4 person team which will represent their respective branch of the armed forces and will compete for the biggest 4 fish box. The secondary tournament, the "Post to Post Challenge" will be between randomly selected West Michigan area VFWs, Legions and Clubs who submit a 4 person team, the same biggest 4 fish box rules apply, with a traveling trophy. Also a "Big Fish" contest which can be won by any individual participating; this is based on the overall biggest fish of the day.
Veterans without a competitive side, we have several "at-large" boats for a leisurely morning on the water. All the participants will receive a free event T Shirt, along with entrance to the luncheon and awards ceremony. The luncheon will include a pig roast with all the extras.
We encourage everyone to join us in AFSA and would appreciate your support. The true intent of this event is to "take our heroes fishing".
This year's format also has many different levels of sponsorship opportunities: trophy sponsorship, full boat sponsorship, co-sponsorship of a boat (2 sponsors per), and charitable mention sponsorship, along with several others. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact us.
To stay active with what is happening surrounding this event visit us on the web at www.salmonAssault.com or on Facebook search Salmon Assault.
Or by mail: Muskegon Charter Boat Assoc Armed Forces Salmon Assault 4100 Lorenson Whitehall MI, 49461
Parade of Honor - 12noon Saturday, May 21 2022 Muskegon Channel
Take your friends and meet at the Muskegon Channel for this special parade to honor our armed forces. Watch as the Coast Guard fleet leads the way, with over 20 boats fishing boats following, as the participants of the Armed Forces Salmon Assault return from a great morning of fishing. Don't forget your flags and wave them proud, as we honor those that served.
Take a peek at the 2016 promo from Positively Muskegon.