Excellent Presentation by Rob Pinskey & Ed Paehlig at the DAS 2021 May Membership Meeting. It's just under 45 minutes long but contains lots of great, useful information!
Lucky members Scott Obarzanek (#29) & Anna Kulpa (#97)
numbers were drawn and can each take a friend along on the
Instructional Charter Raffle on Friday, July 30 aboard the
"Silver Addiction" out of Ludington.
The charter was graciously donated by
longtime member and Charter Capt. Mark Williams.
Seen here are President Dan Chisholm drawing the winning numbers while Directors Jim Zanke, left and Rod Elnick, middle look on.
Click on the picture to the right to visit the AOTY Outings forum
for the details on the next Outing or click on the
AOTY Outings link to see what else is coming up.
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 the 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.”
Guest are always welcome! Come join us at a meeting the last Tuesday of the month
P.O. Box 297 Sterling Hgts, MI 48311-297