Great Lakes Bay Region Steelheaders Chapter
History and Mission Statement
Our group originated with local members that had a desire to fish and promote sportsmanship; they began meeting in their back yards. Hearing about the Michigan Steelhead and the Salmon Fishing Association which was still in its infancy and wanting to be active in preserving our natural resources, they became representatives of this organization. The Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Association had its beginning in the early seventies and has developed into the largest fresh water Fishing Association in the state with 16 chapters. Throughout the years this chapter has branched out to many communities and people as our name indicates. Our State Chapter directs us to help promote,protect and educate with respect to this great resource we have here in Michigan…Sport Fishing.
Some of our recent involvements:
1. We currently sponsor and support three schools with the Salmon in the Classroom Project offered through the DNR. This program brings the cycle of salmon life into the classroom. In May we transport the fish to the river as the children watch over the release of their fish to continue their life in the wild. The program teaches so much about our fishery and how they can be ambassadors of our lakes and stream for everyone to enjoy what we have here in Michigan.
2 .During the Walleye fishing season we invite youngsters to a day of fishing on the Saginaw Bay with our members.
3. We supported the Bay Recreation Center at the Bay City Park financially with the installation of a new fishing dock. We give hands on assistance with their projects of youngsters fishing at the park.
4. We support the state organization by providing input to the Michigan State Legislature to facilitate good decision making with regard to our Natural Resources.
5. . We put out a newsletter and post on Face Book to keep our members informed as to the activities of this Chapter. Google “Great Lakes Bay Region Steelheaders”, go to the face book site. Hit the like button and you will receive all of our postings.
6. Our Board meets on the first Tues of every month at 6:00 pm with exception of August, at the VFW, 3013 Bay City Rd. Midland. All Board meetings are open meetings.
7. Our Membership Meetings follow the Board Meetings at 7:15 pm with exception to May, June, July,and August. We bring in speakers to share their knowledge with us and keep us informed as to the issues most current, and those that could have devastating effects on our Fishery. For example ”Asian Carp”
10. We have news stands at Frank’s Great Outdoors in Linwood and the Linwood Beach Marina, with brochures about who we are and how to become a member of this organization which strives to keep the sport we love so much alive and well for all…FISHING
Our Mission “Motto”
Enjoying good people, being Safe, having Fun, Good Sportsmanship, Comradery and the common sense to protect our Natural Resources Statewide.