Angler of the Year events give DAS members the chance to get involved in different types of fishing. These events are great opportunities to enjoy friendly competition, while learning from some of the best DAS fisherman hosting events. In 2020, we have 12 events scheduled which encompass a variety of techniques to challenge everybody involved. Above all, these are intended to be fun events. They are designed to introduce new techniques and get members involved while doing what we love most, fishing in Michigan. We have implemented a few new rules intended to make events run smoothly.
Hope to see all of our members at some of these events. We need people to be the chairperson for some of these events or If you have any questions or ideas for our AOTY committee, please call Chairman Blaise Pewinski (248) 890-4517
If you would like to participate, or have questions about a specific outing, call the chairperson of the event.
Sat., Feb. 8 (This Event is CANCELLED) --- Metro Beach, Lake St. Clair - WCSX "Cold as Ice" Tourney
Sat., Feb. 15 (This Event is CANCELLED)--- Saginaw Bay - Bay City State Park - Walleye Outing
Sat., February 22 (This Event is CANCELLED) ---Higgins Lake - Ice Fishing Outing
Sat., March 28 (This Event is CANCELLED) --- Manistee - Manistee River Steelhead Challenge with Metro-West Steelheaders
Sat., April 18 (This Event is CANCELLED) --- Oscoda - AuSable River - Steelhead Outing
Sat., April 25 (This Event is CANCELLED) --- Algonac - St. Clair River - Walleye Drifting Outing
Sat., June 20 --- St. Clair - St. Clair River - Walleye Trolling Outing (Yes, This is Happening!)
Sat., September 12 --- Monroe - Sterling State Park on Lake Erie - Perch Outing
Sat., September 26 --- Manistee - Pier/Surf Outing
Sat., October 31 --- Ludington - Big Tom Tournament
Sat., November 7 --- Manistee - Lake Shore Motel Annual Steelhead Tournament - Manistee Area
Sat., December 12 --- Caseville - Lake Trout Outing
Well, it's the end of our 2020 Angler of the Year(AOTY) outings and I'm glad 2020 is almost over. Caseville fishing will be from 6:00am until 1:00pm. It will be done a little different this time because of this Covid-19 BS. I'm sure the fishing will be fantastic as always. Because of Covid, we will be doing our lunch outside, probably pizza again. If you could bring a chair or small table, we could hunker down behind the clubhouse and grab a bite to eat and do our weigh in. Last year was outstanding 30 some nomads caught over 40 lake trout. Most were taken on Little Cleo’s, Ko Wobbler’s, rubber shad and minnows. I expect the same things will produce again. Be prepared for every tactic from open water to ice fishing.
Remember to practice social distancing and may God bless America!
Blaise Pewinski (248)890-4517 for more info.
1. All participating DAS members must be up to date on their DAS membership dues (a grace period of 1 month late is allowed. Example 6/19 is good until 7/31/19.
2. To be eligible for AOTY points for an event you must contact the event chair person and register your name and pay a $5 entry fee prior to the event start time or call in to say you are participating and will pay the entry fee at the weigh-in. Even if you do not catch anything you must still pay the entry fee.
3.Each event will have a start and stop time posted by the event chairperson, along with meeting and weigh in location posted before each event. Contact the event chairperson or look at the DAS web site or monthly Fishin' Tales news letter.
4. POINTS will be given to all event participants for AOTY. All scoring will be like the boat trolling events. 5 points per fish plus total weight of catch. 1 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, etc. to top 10 places. 50 points given to all participants that that did not weigh a fish.
5. In events where boats are involved, all participants on the boat must be entered in the event. A 10 fish weigh-in for total weight plus 5 points per fish. The participants of each boat to top 10 places will be awarded points for their AOTY scoring. Example, 1st place boat has 4 people. They all get 1 [point to their standings.
6. All events will have a big fish pool, with a $5 paid in advance of the event or by calling the chairperson and telling them you are in the fish pool. This has to be done before the event start time, and paid before you weigh your fish. Big fish pool is not mandatory to compete in event. Big fish will be determined by length or weight of target species per event. Only the largest fish will receive the money. In case of a tie longest of the 2 or heaviest of the 2 will get paid out.
7. All events have a posted target species along with the maximum quantity of fish to be weighed or measured by length to determine the top catches of an event.
Any questions concerning rules or to offer outing suggestions please contact the AOTY Committee: Blaise Pewinski (248) 890-4517