"Taking Our Heroes Fishing"
The Muskegon Charter Boat Association is proud to present the fifth annual charity
veterans fishing event, the Armed Forces Salmon Assault, to honor our servicemen and women.
This year's annual event will take place on May 21, 2016, on Lake Michigan with a half
day of fishing and return to Bluffton Bay Marina/Bayside Centre for a luncheon and awards ceremony. Our goal
for this year is to have 30 boats participate and host around 120 West Michigan area
veterans. All charity proceeds from this event will benefit West Michigan area veterans as well;
we will be donating to the West Michigan Veterans Inc. This is a nonprofit organization that
helps local area veterans with various types of assistance both big and small.
The Salmon Assault has several different segments to the event. There are 2 different
fishing tournaments, a big fish contest, and an award ceremony & luncheon. The main
tournament, the "DOD Challenge" will feature all five branches of the armed forces,
participants will be selected at random to form a 4 person team which will represent their
respective branch of the armed forces and will compete for the biggest 4 fish box being
weighed in at the luncheon to follow the fishing portion of the event. The secondary
tournament, the "Post to Post Challenge" will be between randomly selected West Michigan
area VFWs, Legions and Clubs who submit a 4 person team, the same biggest 4 fish box rules
apply, with a traveling trophy. There is also a "Big Fish" contest which can be won by any
individual participating; this is based on the overall biggest fish of the day. And for those
veterans without a competitive side, we have several "at-large" boats for a leisurely morning on
the water with some fishing. All the participants will receive a free event T Shirt as part of the
day's festivities along with entrance to the luncheon and awards ceremony. The luncheon will
include a pig roast with all the extras.
We encourage everyone to join us in AFSA and would appreciate your support. The true
intent of this event is to "take our heroes fishing".
This year's format also has many different levels of sponsorship opportunities: trophy
sponsorship, full boat sponsorship, co-sponsorship of a boat (2 sponsors per), and charitable
mention sponsorship, along with several others. If you are interested in sponsoring please
We are looking forward to this event and are constantly updating all media and
information. To stay active with what is happening surrounding this event visit us on the web at
www.salmonAssault.com or on Facebook search Salmon Assault.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: Info@salmonassault.com
Or by mail:
Muskegon Charter Boat Assoc
Armed Forces Salmon Assault
3040 Lakeshore Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49441