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Info on Our Next Membership Meeting, Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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A Brief History

 The Detroit Area Steelheaders (DAS) was originally organized as a chapter of the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Association (MSSFA). Tom Schneider, John Makela, Ed Raquel and Joe Sizemore, as a committee of four, founded the club in September, 1974. 


The first organizational meeting was held on October 16, 1974. Forty one people attended that first gathering at the Northwood Inn. It was decided that the first ‘annual meeting’ would be held on December 4, 1974, and that date would be the official beginning of the chapter.


DAS quickly became the largest of all MSSFA chapters. It was DAS’ Super Spring Show that all other chapter shows were modeled after. The DAS started the first research trips on the Great Lakes, introduced river tournaments, and held salmon and steelhead river fishing clinics to teach the proper techniques in catching river run fish. This had never been done before.


In January, 1990, due to conflicts with MSSFA 96% of the members voted to withdraw DAS from MSSFA and be an independent organization. Our official name became the Detroit Area Steelheaders, Inc. a Michigan non-profit corporation.

Our official corporate purpose is: “To teach, inform, and guide the public to respect and appreciate the Great Lakes, rivers, and land around us. To promote and protect the fisheries resources therein.”

News

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2019 Angler of the Year (AOTY) Outings

Tap or Click on the picture for more details 

on the complete 2019 AOTY schedule.

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2019 DAS Sportsman's Wild Game Dinner

Another successful Wild Game Dinner took place on Sat., March 2, 2019. Check out what happened and view all the pictures 

with a Tap or Click on the picture to the right.

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SOTY Boat Tournament Schedule for 2019

Click on the picture to see the entire schedule and get all 

the necessary information on the SOTY Tournaments Page

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Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops

It's that time of year again for the Michigan Sea Grant Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops. Check out the schedule and all the details by a click or tap on the flyer.  

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