Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Big Brownie caught in Lake Huron during the 43rd Annual Brown Trout Festival! 

Jan Stepanski holds prize-winning Big Brownie; photo courtesy of Michigan Brown Trout Festival

On July 18th, 2017, Jan Stepanski reeled in Big Brownie with teammate Robert Westenbarger in the 43rd Annual Brown Trout fishing tournament. This is a first in Brown Trout history, as never before has the current year Big Brownie been caught DURING the fishing tournament! 

Bringing in Big Brownie comes with a $25,000 cash prize and of course, well-earned bragging rights for years to come! Congratulations Jan and Robert, and best of luck to every fisher currently on the leaderboard and in the tournament! 

Brown Trout upcoming events: 

Suez Big Tent- 

  • Thursday, 20th- Teen Night with DJ Darrel Kelly, 8pm-11pm $5.00 per teen 17 & under 
  • Friday, 21st- The Annual 107.7 The Bay Bash with Rockstar, an 80’s cover band, 8pm-1am $5.00 per person 21 & older 
  • Saturday, 22nd- see www.browntroutfestival.com/events
  • Sunday, 23rd- Exchange Club Tony Burgers, starting at noon, free admission 

    Big Brownie, 3.70 lbs. and 20″

Nieman’s Family Market Small Tent- 

  • Thursday, 20th- Over The Hill Band, 5pm-9pm
  • Friday, 21st- Airstream, 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday, 22nd- Birch Road Band, 6pm-10pm

Visit Michigan Brown Trout Festival on Facebook or on their website www.browntroutfestival.com to check out pictures and see who is on the leaderboards.