Lake St Helens June 12th

Shoe’s Top Bass

Tournament Trail


June 12, 2021 on Lake St. Helen


June 12th, marked the second tournament of the season, for Top Bass. This event was named

“The D & R Sport Center Open”, after one of our great sponsors.

The weather for the tournament was humid, under P. cloudy skies, normal winds & temp in the 70’s.

Fishing for this event was not the best. Anglers stated that they caught many bass, but most of them in the 10-13” range. Also there were tons of pike caught! Not many limits came to the scales, with most who weighed in, only having 1 to 3 fish. We also had 9 anglers who did not weigh-in a fish.

Only 98 fish came to the scales. All fish seemed healthy, just not that big.

Congratulations to Morris Collins, from West Bloomfield, who had a limit for 15.07#, and walked away with the win. Second Place went to Bill Hurley, from Waterford, who had a limit for 12.64#, and was anchored by Big Bass for the tournament @ 4.69#. Ron Conner, from Oxford, took 3rd Place, with 11.98#. Fourth Place went to Kevin Vida, from Clare, with10.31#. Good job to all who fished this tournament.


1. Morris Collins, W. Bloomfield 15.07#

2. Bill Hurley, Waterford 12.64#

3. Ron Conner, Oxford 11.98#

4. Kevin Vida, Clare 10.31#

5. Steve Bigelow, Gladwin 10.26#

6. Bob Hitchcock, Clare 10.03#

7. Nate Ackerman, Bay City 10.00#

8. Al German, Vassar 9.49#

9. Elmer Daniels, Jackson 8.93#

10. Nate Sleight, Linwood 8.86#

11. Keith Gyulveszi, Clare 7.32#

12. Tom Shoemaker Jr. 6.85#

13. Jim Baker, Bay City 6.76#

14. Mitch Waite, Clare 6.53#

15. Steve Glynn, Midland 6.47#

16. Billy Booth, Midland 5.56#

17. Kayden Wisniewski, Alpena 5.33#

18. Jason Jackson, Harrison 5.15#

19. Jim Clevinger, Beaverton 4.87#

20. Randy Bigford, Spruce 4.74#

NEXT TOURNAMENTS – June 26thHoughton Lake – The Gold Eagle Open, W. End DNR launch

July 10thMissaukee Lake – Frank’s Great Outdoors Challenge 1

July 24thHoughton Lake – Frank’s Great Outdoors Challenge 2

SPECIAL JULY CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT – Frank’s Great Outdoors is sponsoring 2 regular one day tournament with an added Challenge Tournament format (Optional). For an added $30 on July 10th (Missaukee Lake), you will be entered into the 2 lake Challenge Tournament. Total weight from both Challenges (Missaukee July 10 & Houghton July 24), will determine the winners. Payout for this 2 lake Challenge, is 1 in 7, with sponsor adding $$$ to the prize fund. You can still fish the July 10 & July 24 tournaments, without entering the Challenge. These are normal one day tournaments, with the Optional Challenge event added.

FOR INFORMATION – CALL Elmer Daniels (517) 962-2345 E-mail –

OR Tom Shoemaker (989) 313-0700