Michigan's Premier Bass Tournament Circuit 

Open Singles Bass Tournaments

90+% PAYBACK AT RAMP - Payback to be one place to cash for every 7 contestants

$70 ENTRY FEE - There is also an optional Big Bass Pot and and Option Pot at each tournament.

BOATS - You must have a boat (at least 14 ft), with livewell capacity to keep your fish alive. No non-boaters for this tournament series.

SAME DAY MEETING - The mandatory contestant meeting/registration will start 1 1/2 hours before sunrise (local time).  Your blast-off position will be chosen at that time.  No pre-registration allowed.

NO MEMBERSHIP FEE - Pay at the ramp the day of the tournament.  Only Cash will be accepted for entry fee (no checks).  Cash will be paid to those who finish in the money.

LIE DETECTOR TESTING - Anyone who finishes in the money, including Big Bass Pot, may be asked to take a lie detector test, at the discretion of the Tournament Directors.  You MUST pass to receive your money!

TOURNAMENT RULES - A complete copy of tournament rules can be picked up at registration.

Over $850 worth of merchandise, donated by the sponsors, to be given away at each tournament, at weigh-in, to those who did not cash.  Must be present to win!

  What's New?  ( Updated 1-8-23)

2024 SCHEDULE CHANGE                

There is a scheduling conflict for our 2 day championship on the River/Bay going out of the Battleship Launch that was scheduled for August 24th & 25th. We will be Rescheduling to September 21st & 22nd. Please remember day 1 of championship weigh in is 3:00pm day 2 is 2:00pm.

SPECIAL THANK YOU’S – To all our tournament title sponsors Mercury Marine, D & R Sport Center, Frank’s Great Outdoors (2), EGO Fishing, Humminird & Minn Kota, Gold Eagle Products, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Northwoods Wholesale Outlet.

Thanks to ALL OUR OTHER GREAT SPONSORS, that help make Shoe’s Top Bass Tournament Trail, the Premier Bass fishing tournament series in Michigan.


Also Thank You to Our webmaster – Steve Slackta who posts all the results sent to him and pictures.  To Tom Shoemaker Jr. & Elmer Daniels for setting up and running such great events. To Tom Shoemaker Sr. for his boat checks, blast off, and help in general.  And to ALL the many others who have helped over the season with take down, and whatever else was needed.


AND TO MOST OF ALL – To all The Great Anglers who continue to be loyal and fish the Shoe’s Top Bass Tournament Trail, year after year.  THANKS!!!

We hope you have a safe & healthy winter season.

See you all in the Spring

Tom & Elmer

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 For More Information

Call Elmer Daniels (517) 962-2345 email: topbass2@comcast.net

or Tom Shoemaker (989) 313-0700 email: tshoebp@yahoo.com

Webmaster: Steve Slackta  email: SteveFish57@Yahoo.com

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