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The Muskegon Charter Boat Association is proud to present the 12th 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 18, 2024, on Lake Michigan for a half day of fishing, then return for a luncheon and awards ceremony. Our goal for this year is to have around 20 boats participate and host around 80 West Michigan area veterans.

Salmon Assault has multiple different segments to the event. There are 4 categories. First is the "DOD Challenge" which 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 their service, to compete for the heaviest 5 fish box per branch. The secondary tournament, the "Canteen Cup Challenge" will be between randomly selected West Michigan area VFW's, Legion's and Clubs who submit a 4 person team. The winner of the Canteen Cup receives a traveling trophy. The third event is a "Big Box" contest. All boats not in the DOD or Canteen Cup are eligible for the "Big Box". The "Big Fish" category can be won by any individual participating, this is based on the biggest fish of the day.


All participants receive a T-Shirt and admittance to the luncheon and awards ceremony.

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 contact us.

We are looking forward to this event and are constantly updating all media and information.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at:

Or by mail:
Muskegon Charter Boat Association
Armed Forces Salmon Assault
4100 Lorenson Rd.
Whitehall, MI 49441

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