Frank's Great Outdoors 

**Challenge 1**

June 17th, 2023 on Lake Saint Helen



Shoe’sTop Bass Tournament Trail held its 3rd tournament of the 2023 season, on Lake St. Helen.

This tournament was named “The Frank’s Great Outdoors – Challenge – 1”.  This was a normal one day event, with an added optional 2 lake Challenge event.  For those who  entered the Challenge, this was the 1st Lake in the optional Challenge event.  Our next normal one day event, will be June 24, on Houghton Lake, and is also the 2nd lake of the 2 lake Challenge, for those who entered the optional Challenge event.

The weather for the tournament was nice, as it was cool at take off, but warmed up quickly, with a high around 80 by weigh-in, with light winds.  Lots of fish came to the scales, as 37 of our 46 anglers had a 5 fish limit.  Not many big fish, as only 4 fish over 3# weighed in.  A total of 203 fish came to the scales.

Congratulations to Tom Shoemaker Jr. from Pinconning who won the event with a limit of 13.92#.  Tom’s limit was anchored by Big Bass for the tournament at 3.29#.  Second Place went to Jim Baker, from Bay City with 13.59#.  He was followed by Justin Dankert, from Saginaw with 11.93#.  4th Place was held by John Franko, from Clare, with 11.83#


Special “Thank You” to Frank’s Great Outdoors, for being the titled sponsor for this event.



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

July 8thMissaukee Lake – The EGO Fishing Open

July 22, 2023 - Houghton Lake - The Hummingbird/Minn Kota Open

August 5, 2023 - Lake St. Helen -  The Gold Eagle Open 

  For More Information

Call Elmer Daniels (517) 962-2345 email: 

or Tom Shoemaker (989) 313-0700