Welcome to the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association
Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fisherman's Association (MSSFA) was organized in 1971 by a handful of individuals who knew that Michigan's newly formed trout & salmon fishery was something worth working to protect. They were a small group who wanted not only to protect their fishery, but learn how to catch their elusive prey and tell fishing stories.
MSSFA Chapters have membership meetings with guest speakers to learn all the aspects of sport fishing. MSSFA Chapters also sponsor fishing clinics, seminars, sport-fishing shows, derbies and tournaments. And are active sponsors for fishing outings for kids, seniors, veterans and our handicapped.
For those who love to fish but have no means, MSSFA chapters sponsor a "Crews" program that allows a sign up as a crew member for a day of fishing.
With a common goal, and a close working partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, MSSFA helps to enhance the resource and sport fishing in our rivers, streams, inland lakes and of course the Great Lakes. MSSFA is a front-runner at all levels of the legislature and in courtrooms and has spent countless hours working behind the scenes and attending hearings.
Block Asian Carp
Gov. Rick Snyder announced the creation of the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to block Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes through the Brandon Road Lock & Dam in Joliet, Illinois. The partnership members include recreation, environmental, conservation, business and civic organizations along with the governors of the Great Lakes States and Canadian Provinces. So far, 90% of the surface water area of the Great Lakes is represented in the coalition. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Ontario have signed onto the partnership which will guarantee the $8 million needed annually to provide the non federal share of the funding to operate and maintain the improved system at the Brandon Road Lock & Dam. Steelheaders were well represented at the press conference with South Haven, SW Michigan, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Holland, and White River all in attendance. We need all of our chapters to support this effort to speed up the installation of enhanced obstructions at the Brandon Road lock.
Visit the website here blockasiancarp.org