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Detroit Area Steelheaders

Protecting and Promoting the Great Lakes Sportfishery for over 40 years


Our non-profit fishing club has served michigan for over 40 years. We are dedicated to the protection and promotion of the Great Lakes region. Learn More...

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Fishing "How to" information through speakers, seminars, monthly newsletter and our club members. Learn More...

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Both Boat Trolling & River, Surf & Pier, which provide an excellent means to improve salmon & trout fishing knowledge and techniques, as well as great fun and some friendly competition.

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DAS Membership

The Detroit Area Steelheaders (DAS) is a non-profit fishing club serving Michigan for over 40 years. We are dedicated to the protection and promotion of trout, salmon and other fisheries in the Great Lakes region. Following are some more reasons why fishermen all over the state are joining the Detroit Area Steelheaders Inc.:

  • The DAS provides you with a means of being heard on issues affecting our fisheries.
  • You receive 12 monthly issues of the "FISHIN' TALES" newsletter, among the finest published anywhere.
  • Organized TOURNAMENTS and OUTINGS all year long held all over the state.
  • Social events such as the annual WILD GAME DINNER, our primary fundraiser, as well as a special Christmas meeting with "Salmon" Claus for the kids.
  • Participation in the DAS SPECIAL PEOPLE OUTING to support worthy causes.

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  • DONATIONS to Universities for research on fisheries and donations to various sportfishing organizations that are also focused on the betterment of the Great Lakes Sportfishery. As of January 2018, more than $100,000 has been donated to a variety of conservation and fishery related causes.
  • Our ever-growing web site keeping you up to date on club activities, posting your photos and keeping you informed through our forums board and much more.
  • We have many exciting guest speakers lined up for upcoming meetings including representatives of the Michigan DNR, State Fisheries Biologists and Charter Captains, all who give us timely information and share their passions, as well as their special areas of expertise. For up to date information on our meetings and speakers, see MEETINGS
  • Share camaraderie with your fellow members at the AMERICAN POLISH CULTURAL CENTER in Troy on the Northwest corner of 15 Mile Road and Dequindre.) Our meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise announced in the media and on the web site) and start at 7:30 in the evening.
  • You can also print and fill out the application for membership that is on this web page and drop it in the mail to our PO box listed above, or better yet bring it to one of our monthly meetings. Then join in on the fun of great fishing ahead! We will also have a booth at the major fishing shows. We look forward to seeing you at one of the shows, or better yet at one of our monthly meetings. The members of our club are what make us successful and without YOU it will be hard to reach our goals.

    Click Here for Membership Application in PDF Format.

    DAS Membership PDF

    See you at the next meeting,

    Jon Martens  --  Membership Director

    E-mail Membership Director

    Or Snail Mail to:
    Detroit Area Steelheaders
    Attn: Membership
    P.O. Box 1255
    Sterling Heights MI, 48311-1255