Big Fish Contest


2017 Big Fish Contest

D&R Sports Center’s 2017 Big Fish Contest begins Saturday, April 29th and runs through Monday, September 4th. Thirteen different species of fish may be entered. There is no entry fee, but all entries must be caught within 50 miles of Kalamazoo. NO FROZEN FISH will be accepted for the contest. The contest standings will be posted here and will be updated weekly.

At the close of the contest, entries in first, second and third place will receive a gift card for D&R Sports Center. One Grand Prize will be awarded based on a random drawing from all entries at the end of the contest. ALL ENTRIES, even those that did not make the standings, will have a chance at the Grand Prize.

1st Place: $25 D&R Sports Center Gift Card

2nd Place: $20 D&R Sports Center Gift Card

3rd Place: $15 D&R Sports Center Gift Card

Grand Prize: $100 D&R Sports Center Gift Card

Check out our Weekly Fishing Report for more details on where to go and what to use.

For more information on the Big Fish Contest and local fishing conditions call D&R Sports Center at 269-372-2277, open seven days a week.

2017 Final Standings

Updated: 9/5/2017

Bluegill (Sunfish)
First Place James Burza 1 lb. 20 1/2 Points Fish Lake
Second Place Kirk Marshall 13 oz. 19 1/4 Points Rupert Lake 
Third Place Mike Williams 11 oz. 19 Points Crooked Lake
Brook Trout
First Place        
Second Place        
Third Place        
Brown Trout
First Place        
Second Place        
Third Place        
First Place Cornell Hooper 38 lbs. 8 oz. 72 1/4 Points  Kalamazoo River 
Second Place Justin Page 35 lbs. 10 oz. 67 1/2 Points Kalamazoo River
Third Place Joshua Satkey 14 lbs. 8 oz. 49 3/4 Points Kalamazoo River
First Place Mike Williams  1 lb. 5 oz. 26 Points Crooked Lake
Second Place Fenner Brown 1 lb. 4 oz. 25 1/2 Points Long Lake
Third Place Mike Williams 1 lb. 9 oz 25 1/4 Points Crooked Lake
King Salmon
First Place Dave Shingledecker 23 lbs. 10 oz. 67 Points Lake Michigan 
Second Place Randy Rose 24 lbs. 11 oz. 63 Points Lake Michigan
Third Place Jamie Cloetingh 20 lbs. 11 oz. 60 Points Lake Michigan
Lake Trout
First Place Brian Conlon 14 lbs. 10 oz. 53 3/4 Points  Lake Michigan
Second Place Nate Suhr 16 lbs. 5 oz.  53 1/4 Points  Gull Lake 
Third Place Glen Campbell 9 lbs. 7 oz. 49 Points Lake Michigan
Largemouth Bass
First Place Daniel Grohs 6 lbs. 2 oz. 39 Points Long Lake
Second Place Jacob Potts 6 lbs. 13 oz. 38 1/2 Points Austin Lake
Third Place James Burza 6 lbs. 1 oz.  37 1/2 Points Fish Lake
Northern Pike
First Place Justin Kling 12 lbs. 14 oz. 54 1/2 Points Portage Lake
Second Place Thomas Hansen 11 lbs. 7 oz. 53 Points Gull Lake
Third Place Joshua Borton 8 lbs. 9 oz 47 1/4 Points Portage Lake
Smallmouth Bass
First Place Chris Adesanya 4 lbs. 3 oz. 34 1/4 Points Austin Lake
Second Place Niko Martinez 3 lbs. 13 oz. 33 1/2 Points  Portage Lake
Third Place Richard Warner 3 lb. 0 oz.  30 3/4 Points Austin Lake 
Steelhead (Rainbow Trout)
First Place Julian Lawson  13 lbs. 13 oz. 51 3/4 Points  Lake Michigan 
Second Place Julian Lawson 12 lbs. 14 oz. 51 1/2 Points Lake Michigan
Third Place Glen Campbell 11 lbs. 15 oz. 51 1/4 Points Lake Michigan
First Place Justin Johnson  8 lbs. 11 oz. 47 Points  Cedar Lake 
Second Place
Third Place
Yellow Perch
First Place Glen Campbell 1 lb. 2 oz. 22 5/8 Points Lake Michigan
Second Place James Grubka  1 lb. 4 oz.  22 1/4 Points Gull Lake 
Third Place Jennifer Everhardus 1 lb. 2 oz. 22 Points Lake Michigan