The Hummingbird/Minn Kota Open

June 15th, 2024 on Lake St Helen

From left to right Billy Booth, Andy Maier and Keith Gyulveszi 


Shoe’s Top Bass Tournament Trail, held its 3rd tournament of the 2024 season, on Lake St. Helen on June 15th, 2024.  The tournament launched out of the Richfield Township Boat Launch on Lake St. Helen. The weather for the tournament was partly cloudy and temp in the 70’s, with about 10-14mph winds.

The fishing was tough in the wind, but there were a good number of bass that came to the scales.

We had 37 limits and several with 3-4 bass that were weighed in.  The limits for the most part were small, as there were only 18 bass over 3# and 3 over 4# that made it to the scales.

Congratulations to Andy Maier, from Midland, who won this event with a 5 fish limit at 15.93#.  Billy Booth, from Midland, was close behind in Second Place with 15.41#.  In Third Place, we had KJeith Gyulveszi, from Clare with 13.63#, and was anchored by Big Bass for the tournament at 4.63#.  Fourth Place was held down by Al German, from Vassar with 13.35#.  We then had Doctor Dave Newcomb, from Hope, who was back with us, and he took down Fifth Place with 13.28#.


We want to give a special “Thank You” to Johnson Outdoors’s – Humminbird & Minn Kota, for being the title sponsors of this tournament. 


Top 24 only

1.  Andy Maier, Midland             15.93#

2. Billy Booth, Midland               15.41#

3. Keith Gyulveszi, Clare           13.63#

4. Al German, Vassar                13.35#

5. Dr. Dave Newcomb, Hope     13.28#

6. Bill Hurley, Waterford             12.32#

7. Bill Shermeta,Traverse City   12.18#

8. Steve Bigelow, Gladwin         12.14#

9. Jeff Plutt, Houghton Lake       12.08#

10. John Franko, Clare               11.74#

11. Morris Collins,W.Bloomfield  11.44#

12. Paul Affholder,Traverse City 11.43#

13. Bob Wozniak, Pinconning     11.14#

14. Steve Slackta, Grand Blanc  11.12#

15. Kyle Kigar, Gladwin               11.11#

16. Chris Santti, Redford             11.09#

17. Justin Dankert, Saginaw        10.93#

18. Ken Vincent, Zeeland     10.92#

19. Matt Mosby, Lapeer               10.86#

20. Brendan Gulveszi, Clare        10.46#

21. Mark Reinke, Gladwin           10.29#

22. Ron Conner, Oxford              10.05#

23. Jordan Dopp, Sanford           10.01#

24. Michael Sielinski, Gladwin      9.89#


June 29, 2024        Frank's Great Outdoors - *Challenge 1* - Houghton LakeWest End DNR Launch

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

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

*SPECIAL CHALLENGE TOURNAMENTS Frank’s Great Outdoors is sponsoring 2 regular one day tournaments with an added Challenge Tournament format (Optional).  For an added $30 on June 29th (Houghton Lake), you will be entered into the 2 lake Challenge tournament.  Total weight from both Challenges (Houghton Lake June 29th & Missaukee Lake July 13th), will determine the winners.  Payout for the Challenge – 1 in 7, with  sponsor adding $$$$ to that prize fund.  You can still fish the June 29th & July 13th tournaments, without entering the Challenge.  The Challenge is optional.

  For More Information

Call Elmer Daniels (517) 962-2345 email: 

or Tom Shoemaker (989) 313-0700