Ludington Offshore Fishing Tournament

July 13-19, 2020

Lake Michigan fishing yields some great salmon, and now's your chance to grab some big money along with those fish! The Ludington Offshore Classic sponsored by Captain Chuck's takes place July 13-19, 2020. This tournament is open to any boat 18' or longer equipped with a marine radio. Registrations must be completed online. Shotgun starts are at 6am and by 2pm, all boats must be inside the pier heads (except for Youth Tournament, where boats must be in by noon). Weigh-ins will occur in a drive-through fashion in the parking lot at 3pm at Waterfront Park. There will be no food, drink, or merchandise available on site.

Over 100 boats entered last year's tournament. The 2019 winner in the pro division was the crew of Hiatus Charters of Ludington and they claimed the $10,000 top prize. The winner of the Big Boys competition was the team from Blue Fairways of Ludington. They took home $17,500 for first place.

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Payouts are based upon number of entries. Anticipated winnings for the top three places are:

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Ludington Offshore Classic Big Boys

THURSDAY
Ruboy Thursday Shoot-Out
$3,000 1st Place
$1,500 2nd Place
$700 3rd Place
$500 Big Fish Prize

FRIDAY
Dreamweaver Lures Youth Classic (17 years and younger)
$3,000 1st Place
$2,000 2nd Place
$1,000 3rd Place

Bud Light Ladies Pro/Am
$1,000 1st place each division
$500 1st place each division, Big Fish

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Off-Shore Classic Pro/Am
$10,000 1st Place Pro (based on 30 boats). 100% payout guaranteed.

Captain Chuck's Big Fish Tournament
$2,000 1st Place
$1,500 2nd Place
$1,000 3rd Place

Some have called the Ludington tournament one of most organized and best run tournaments in four states, and it is the largest freshwater salmon tournament in the United States.




Ludington Offshore Fishing Classic Schedule of Events:


All tournaments begin at 6am.

MONDAY
6pm - Big Boys captains meeting, held virtually.

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TUESDAY
LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC BIG BOYS
6am - Shotgun start.
2pm - Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
10am-3pm - Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.

WEDNESDAY
LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC BIG BOYS
6am - Shotgun Start.
2pm - Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
10am-3pm - Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
4pm - Awards broadcast on Facebook Live.

THURSDAY
RUBOY THURSDAY SHOOT-OUT
6am - Shotgun Start.
2pm - Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
3pm - Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
4pm - Awards broadcast on Facebook Live.
6pm - Dreamweaver Lures Youth Classic and Bud Light Ladies Pro/Am captains meeting, held virtually.

FRIDAY
DREAMWEAVER LURES YOUTH CLASSIC
6am - Shotgun start.
12noon - Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
11am-1pm - Weighin at Pavilion.
Awards immediately following weighin, broadcast on Facebook Live.

FRIDAY
BUD LIGHT LADIES PRO/AM
6am - Shotgun Start, 6am.
2pm - Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
12noon-3pm - Weigh-in, Waterfrong Park parking lot.
4pm - Ladies awards broadcast on Facebook Live.
6pm = Ludington Offshore Classic Pro/Am captains' meeting, held virtually.

SATURDAY
LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC PRO/AM
6am - Shotgun Start.
10am-3pm = Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
1pm - Amateur boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
1pm - Amateurs weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
2pm - Pro boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
2pm - Pros weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.

SUNDAY
LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC PRO/AM
6am - Shotgun Start.
10am-3pm = Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
1pm - Amateur boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
1pm - Amateurs weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
2pm - Pro boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads.
2pm - Pros weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot.
4pm - Offshore Classic Awards broadcast on Facebook Live.

Captain Chuck's Big Fish Tournament will be held during the Ludington Offshore Classic Pro/Am Tournament.

For more information, contact the Ludington and Scottville Chamber of Commerce at (231) 845-0324 or (800) 783-4456. Also see the official website at www.ludingtontournament.com for registration and more information.


Check out Ludington Lodging for places to stay during the Offshore Fishing Classic and Ludington Restaurants for great places to eat.



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