Frank's Great Outdoors 

**Challenge 1**

June 29th, 2024 on Houghton Lake

From left to right: Nathan Troyanek, Michael Sielinski and Bob Wingate 



Shoe’sTop Bass Tournament Trail held its 4th tournament of the 2024 season June 29th on Houghton Lake.

This tournament was named “The Frank’s Great Outdoors – Challenge – 1”, after one of our great sponsors.  This was a normal one day event, with an added optional 2 lake Challenge event.  For those who entered the Challenge (for an additional $30), this was the 1st Lake in the optional Challenge event with the second being July 13th on Missaukee Lake at the Missaukee Co. Park Launch 

The weather for the tournament was not the best, as it was cloudy and looked like rain, but only misted a couple times.  The winds did blow at over 10mph and gusted to over 25mph.  The temp was in the 60’s at start.

The fishing was rather tough, as we only had 25 limits come to the scales.  We did have 5 over 4#, and 26 others over 3# come to the weigh-in.

Congratulations to Michael Sielinski, from Gladwin, who won this event with a nice limit that turned the scale for 17.06#.  Just behind in Second Place, was Nathan Troyanek, from New Boston with a limit at 16.97#, which was anchored by Big Bass for the tournament at 4.75#.  Third Place went to Bob Wingate from Lake, with 16.84#.  Brian Anderson held down Fourth Place, with 16.31#.  Close behind Brian, was Jeff Crowley, from Goodrich, in Fifth Place with 16.28#.  This was one of the closest finishes that Top Bass has ever had, with the top 5 anglers only about ¾ of a pound apart. Great Job!

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


Top 20 only

1. Michael Sielinski, Gladwin         17.06#

2. Nathan Troyanek, New Boston 16.97#

3 Bob Wingate, Lake                    16.84#

4. Brian Anderson, Linwood         16.31#

5. Jeff Crowley, Goodrich             16.28#

6. John Franko, Clare                  15.71#

7. Mark Reinke, Gladwin             14.70#

8. Kevin Vida, Clare                     14.38#

9. Andy Maier, Midland                13.69#

10.Keith Gyulveszi, Clare            13.25#

11.Tom Shoemaker, Pinconning  12.68#

12.Seth Lashuay, Grayling           12.58#

13.Brendan Gyulveszi, Clare        12.38#

14.Jack Ebach, Kingsley              12.13#

15.Paul Affholder, Traverse City   12.06#

16.Ron Conner, Oxford                11.44#

17.Kyle Kigar, Gladwin                10.70#

18.Jeff Plutt, Houghton Lake       10.25#

19.Morris Collins, W. Bloomfield  10.08#

20.Bob Hitchcock, Clare               9.99#


2024 Angler Of The Year Race – after 4 tournaments

(Angler Of The Year, is the person who weighs-in the most total weight for All 9 tournaments)


1. Andy Maier, Midland           56.92#

2. John Franko, Clare             55.23#

3. Keith Gulveszi, Clare          54.17#

4. Brian Anderson, Linwood    53.80#

5. Billy Booth, Midland            47.41#


July 13, 2024          Frank's Great Outdoors - *Challenge 2*  - Missaukee Lake Missaukee Co. Park Launch

July 20, 2024         The EGO Fishing Open  - Houghton LakeWest End DNR Launch

August 3, 2024       The Dick's Sporting Goods Open - Missaukee Lake Missaukee Co. Park Launch

  For More Information

Call Elmer Daniels (517) 962-2345 email: 

or Tom Shoemaker (989) 313-0700