Saginaw River/ Bay

May 28th



The Gold Eagle Open

May 28th, 2022 on Saginaw River/Bay


Top Bass Tournament Trail, opened up their 26th season, with a tournament on the Saginaw River/Bay, out of the Independence Bridge Launch, on Saturday, May 28th. The event was named, “The GOLD EAGLE Open”, after one of our great sponsors. They provide us with STA-BIL and 303 products. If you have not used any of their 303 products for your boat, you should give them a try. Special THANK YOU, to Gold Eagle for their continued support of Top Bass.

The weather for the tournament was good, with the Temp. near 80, and normal winds for the bay.

The fishing was pretty good as we had 29 limits, and a total of 182, come to the scales, with only one dead fish showing up. Good job to all that fished, on keeping your fish alive.

Congratulations to Billy Booth, from Midland, who walked away with First Place, with a nice bag that weighed 20.05#. Second Place went to Kevin Vida, from Clare with 17,98#. Third Place was held down by Michael Sielinski, from Gladwin, with 17.72#. Andy Maier from Midland took 4th Place with 15.52#. Mike Parsons, from Clare, was just behind Andy, with 15.47#, for 5th Place. There was a tie for Big Bass, between Michael Sielinski & Mike Parsons, as they both weighed-in a bass at 4.91#.


  1. Billy Booth, Midland 20.05#

  2. Kevin Vida, Clare 17.98#

  3. Michael Sielinski, Gladwin 17.72#

  4. Andy Maier, Midland 15.52#

  5. Mike Parsons, Clare 15.47#

  6. Steve Glynn, Midland 14.87#

  7. Elmer Daniels, Jackson 14.86#

  8. Jamie Sochocki, Bridgeport 14.19#

  9. Danny Glass, Flint 13.91#

  10. Chris Santti, Redford 13.25#

  11. Al German, Vassar 12.93#

  12. Mark Reinke, Gladwin 12.82#

  13. Nate Collins, Rochester 12.76#

  14. Tom Shoemaker Jr., Pinconning 12.70#

  15. Ron Conner, Oxford 12.68#

  16. Ken Wisniewski, Bay City 12.47#

  17. Steve Slackta, Grand Blanc 12.16#

  18. Peter Jones, Midland 12.14#

  19. Tom Shoemaker Sr, Pinconning 12.12#

  20. Bob Wozniak, Pinconning 11.94#

  21. Travis Vida, Clare 11.76#

  22. Morris Collins, W. Bloomfield 11.45#

  23. Cody Firman, Pinconning 11.25#

  24. Chris Barrett, Holt 10.98#

NEXT TOURNAMENTS – June 4thSaginaw River/Bay – The Mercury Marine Open – USS Edison Battleship launch

June 18thLake St. Helen - The EGO Fishing Open – St. Helen ramp

June 25thHoughton Lake – D & R Sport Center Open – west ramp

July 9thMissaukee Lake – Frank’s Great Outdoors Challenge 1 – out

Of Missaukee County Park Launch


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