The last 2 tournaments of the 2019 SOTY Season 

will feature $150 CASH Prizes for 1 st Place!!

2019 Skipper of the Year (SOTY) Boat Trolling Tournament Schedule


The Boat Trolling Tournament Committee held a meeting on November 6, 2018 and set the schedule for the upcoming 2019 Season. There will be 7 tournaments this year, of which a Skipper's best 4 will count towards the Skipper of the Year Award.


The committee also voted to raise Tournament entry fees to $20 per boat per tournament. The Big Fish Pool will remain $20 and is divided into 3 separate pools - Big Salmon for $10 per boat, Big Steelhead for $5 per boat & Big Lake Trout for $5 per boat. All 3 pools must be entered to participate. It should also be noted that the to match the tournament weigh-in rules a Big Fish entry will be disqualified if the Skipper is 15 minutes or more late to the weigh-in.  One minor tournament rule change was also made. In Section IX - CANCELLATION of the tournament rules, Rule F now reads “There must be a minimum of three boats to constitute a tournament.”  Rule G now reads “Entry fees from a cancelled tournament will be refunded.”  We look forward to seeing you on the water!

The 2019 Boat Trolling Schedule is listed below. For additional information on our boat trolling tournaments, contact Bob Feisel (248)765-2504 or Bob Ksionzek (586)531-9198.

2019 SOTY Boat Trolling Tournament Rules

You can download the complete set of current rules here:

2019 SOTY St. Joseph Tournament


2019 SOTY Grand Haven Tournament


  • Saturday, May 18  - 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 19 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Port Captain: Dan Chisholm
  • Tournament Info Sheet

2019 SOTY Harbor Beach Tournament


2019 SOTY Ludington Tournament


2019 SOTY Manistee Tournament


2019 SOTY Olcott, NY Tournament


2019 SOTY Rogers City Tournament


  •  Saturday, August 24  - 6:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Port Captain: Ken Cione
  • New This Tournament: $150 CASH Prize for 1st Place 
  • Tournament Info Sheet