Outdoors columnist for The Herald-Palladium

Steelhead

Capt. Todd Brill and wife Lauren pose with the “special” steelhead that won the Southwest Michigan Steelheaders Winter Challenge Tournament on the St. Joseph River last Saturday.

Capt. Todd Brill, who runs Gold Coast Fishing Company, topped 55 other anglers to win the 32nd Annual Southwest Michigan Steelheaders Winter Challenge on the lower St. Joseph River Saturday.

His winning fish, a beautiful specimen displaying dark river colors, weighed 17.62 pounds, which made it special for Brill.

Outdoors columnist Dave Mull lives in Kalamazoo. Write to him at dave.sportfish.mull@gmail.com.