Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

Hundreds of fishermen he’d to Ludington, Michigan on the westside of the state every year for the annual Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament.

Six days, five separate events, and ten’s of thousands of dollars on the line.

The Ludington Offshore Classic has contests for pros, amateurs, ladies and youth.

This tournament is open to any boat 18′ or longer equipped with a marine radio.

Registrations must be completed online.

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

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 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 2021 winner in the pro division was the crew of Blue Fairways and they claimed the $10,000 top prize. The winner of the Big Boys competition was the team from Elsie K. They took home $23,800 for first place.

Ludington’s port is known for being the best salmon fishing location on Lake Michigan.

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

What:          20th annual Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

When:         July 11-17, 2022

Where:        Waterfront Park (391 S. William St, Ludington, MI)

Homepage

https://www.offshoreclassic.com/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ludingtonoffshoreclassic/

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament

2022 Ludington Offshore Fishing Classic Schedule of Events:

Monday, July 11th
6pm – Big Boys captains meeting

Tuesday, July 12th
AUTO OWNERS INSURANCE LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC BIG BOYS
6am – Shotgun start
2pm – Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
11am-3pm – Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot

Wednesday, July 13th
AUTO OWNERS INSURANCE LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC BIG BOYS
6am – Shotgun Start
2pm – Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
11am-3pm – Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot
Awards immediately following Weigh-in

Thursday, July 14th
GREAT LAKES GEAR MINIMAL RULES SHOOT-OUT
6am – Shotgun Start
2pm – Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
11am-3pm – Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot
Awards immediately following Weigh-in
6pm –  Youth Classic and Michelob Ultra Ladies Pro/Am captains meeting

Friday, July 15th
YOUTH CLASSIC
6am – Shotgun start
1pm – Youth boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
1-3pm – Weigh-in at Pavilion
4pm – Awards

MICHELOB ULTRA LADIES PRO/AM
6am – Shotgun Start, 6am
2pm – Boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
2pm – Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot
4pm – Ladies awards
6pm – Ludington Offshore Classic Pro/Am captains’ meeting

Saturday, July 16th
DREAMWEAVER LURES & GRAND HAVEN CUSTOM MOLDING LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC PRO/AM
6am – Shotgun Start
11am-3pm – Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot
1pm – Amateur boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
2pm – All boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads

Sunday, July 17th
LUDINGTON OFFSHORE CLASSIC PRO/AM
6am – Shotgun Start
11am-3pm – Weigh-in, Waterfront Park parking lot
2pm – All boats must be inside the Ludington Pierheads
4pm – Awards

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