The Southwest Michigan Steelheaders is a local chapter of the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association (MSSFA).
MSSFA is approximately 9,000 members strong and headquartered in Paw Paw, Michigan. The MSSFA was organized in 1967 by a handful of individuals who knew that Michigan’s newly formed Trout and Salmon fishery was something worth protecting. They were a small group who wanted to protect their fishery, learn how to catch their elusive prey and tell fishing stories.
MSSFA is now the largest organized group of fishermen in the Midwest and one of the largest in the nation. You will find the Michigan Steelheaders setting the pace on the Great Lakes and their tributary streams and rivers. You will also find the Michigan Steelheaders in the courtroom, attending countless hearings and working with all levels of the government to protect and preserve the fishery that we all enjoy so much.
Southwest Michigan Steelheaders
Ryan McCartney – President
Alan Douville – Vice President
Jeff Crouse – Secretary
Rick Waning – Treasurer
Joe Montella – State Rep
Jim Marohn – Past President
Rick Waning – Big Fish Contest
Jim Marohn – Membership
Jim Marohn – Summer Challenge
Ken Kozminski – Youth Programs
Doug Wiggins – Net Pens
Ryan McCartney – Salmon in the Classroom
Alan Douville – WebMaster/Editor