2016 AOY and Classic Champ- Mark Ayers

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TCBass Fall Meeting November 5th, 2016

Meeting will be in The Lodge at Traverse City Gander Mountain. 1 pm. New members welcome.













Big Hawg

Owen Hentschel catches a 5.97lb Smallmouth during the Fall Hawg Hunt. He was fishing with TC Bass AOY Mark Ayers.






Fall Hawg Hunt 10-9-16

             FALL HAWG HUNT
                              Partner tournament
                               Oct 9, 2016
                 Tournament time 7:30 am to 3:00pm
                            Register by 7:00am
       Time    Location    Launch Site
7:30 am to 10:30 am     Green Lake                    First Weigh-inDNR NW side                  DNR NW side
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Duck Lake                       Finale Weigh-inState Park, Duck             State Park, Duck
Entry Fee                              $100.00 per boat    collected day of tournament
Payback split 3 ways:        Combination of two Hawgs
                                                (one from each lake)
                                            Big Bass of the day Green Lake
                                            Big Bass of the day Duck Lake
Rules:       NO LATE ENTRIES          NO LATE WEIGH-INS
                 NO DEAD FISH                 ARTIFICIAL BAIT ONLY
                                 TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS
                        John McIntosh    616- 890-9296
                       Keith Grandy     ph 231-743-6686  cell 231-942-1552
                       Rick Payne        ph  231-882-5033  cell 231-510-4798

Classic results 9-25-16


  1. Mark Ayers- 10/10  20.03 lb + 22.75 lb = 42.78 lb/ Big Bass 5.32 lb on Platte lake
  2. Mike Ebach- 10/10  20.23 lb + 18.08 lb = 38.31 lb
  3. Bill Bailey Jr. 10/10  17.69 lb + 20.60 lb = 38.29 lb
  4. Jack Eback  10/10  21.76 lb + 16.08 lb = 37.84 lb
  5. Brian Wilson  10/10 16.74 lb + 19.22 lb - 35.96 lb/ Big Bass 5.28 lb on Glen lake
  6. Butch Derickson 10/10  16.04 lb + 15.64 lb = 31.68 lb
  7. Bryan Ray  9/9  20.35 lb + 9.69 lb = 30.04 lb
  8. Bill Bailey Sr. 5/5  7.89 lb + 8.55 lb = 16.44 lb
  9. Pat Morgan  4/4  2.81 lb + 8.16 lb = 10.97 lb
  10. Brendon Dodge 3/3  10.53 lb + 0 = 10.53 lb
  11. Harry Swank 0/0
  12. Randy Perry 0/0
    Mike (2nd) Mark (1st,BB) Bill (3rd) Brian (BB)


    Mark Ayers -Platte Lake BB 5.32 lb

    Brian Wilson- Glen Lake BB 5.28 lb

    Brendon (rookie year) with future lunker

Classic day 2 on Glen Lake 9-25-16


  1. Mark Ayers  5/5  22.75 lb/ BB 4.90 lb
  2. Bill Bailey Jr. 5/5  20.60 lb/ BB 5.14 lb 
  3. Brian Wilson 5/5  19.22 lb/ BB 5.28 lb
  4. Mike Ebach  5/5  18/08 lb/ BB 4.75 lb
  5. Jack Ebach  5/5  16.08 lb/ BB 3.76 lb
  6. Butch Derickson 5/5 15.64 lb/ BB 3.89 lb
  7. Bryan Ray  4/4   9.69 lb/BB 3.51 lb
  8. Bill Bailey Sr. 3/3  8.55 lb/ BB 3.76 lb
  9. Pat Morgan   3/3  8.16 lb/ BB 3.64 lb
  10. Brendon Dodge 0/0  
    Brian Wilson 5.14 lb

    Mark Ayers 4/90 lb

    Mike Eback 4.75 lb

    Butch 3.89 lb


    Bill 5.14 lb

Classic day one on Platte lake 9-24-16


  1. Jack Ebach  5/5  21.76 lb/ BB 4.81 lb
  2. Bryan Ray  5/5   20.35 lb/ BB 4.69 lb
  3. Mike Ebach  5/5  20.23 lb/BB 5.19 lb
  4. Mark Ayers  5/5  20.03 lb/BB 5.32 lb
  5. Bill Bailey Jr. 5/5 17.69 lb/BB 5.31 lb
  6. Brian Wilson  5/5  16.74 lb
  7. Butch Derickson  5/5  16.04 lb/ BB 3.94 lb
  8. Brenden Dodge  3/3  10.53 lb/ BB 4.24 lb
  9. Bill Bailey Sr. 2/2  7.89 lb/ BB 4.31 lb
  10. Pat Morgan 1/1  2.81 lb




Portage Lake 9-18-16





  1. Mike Ebach 5/5 18.06 lb/ Big Bass 4.12 lb
  2. Bob Moss 5/5  14.77 lb/ 2nd Big Bass 3.58 lb
  3. Harry Swank 5/5  13.21 lb
  4. Scott Spafford 5/5 13.09 lb
  5. Jack Ebach 5/5  12.56 lb
  6. Josh Myers 5/5 12.09 lb
  7. Brian Wilson 5/5  12.06 lb
  8. Bryan Ray 5/5  11.36 lb
  9. Bill Bailey Jr. 5/5 11.60 lb
  10. Rick Payne 3/3  7.83 lb
  11. Mark Ayers 3/3  7.41 lb
  12. Randy Perry 3/3  7.30 lb
  13. Pat Morgan 2/2  5.47 lb
  14. Brian McComb 0/0
  15. Jerry Wilson 0/0
  16. Bill Bailey Sr. 0/0

Cherry Capital Invitational results 9-11-16


  1. Kelly and Brad Washburn 7/7    26.28 lb
  2. Paul Soma and Doug Ratiff 7/7    25.44 lb
  3. Robert and Garrett Moss 7/7     24.55 lb
  4. Mark Ayers and Chris Petroskey 7/7    23.84 lb
  5. Chris Gutuslay and Shannon Bagley 7/7    23.15 lb/ 2nd BB 5.37 lb
  6. Steve Bowmen and Jerry Overton 7/7    22.85 lb
  7. Brian MacDonnell and Wes Herndon 7/7    22.26 lb
  8. Bryan Belden and Bill Brown 7/7    22.12 lb
  9. Matt Schram and Eric Tourre 7/7    21.93 lb
  10. Mike and Jack Ebach 7/7    21.20 lb
  11. Big Bass 6.31 lb by Rich Hentschal and Evan Griswold
    Top Ten out of 57 Teams

    Kelly and Brad Washburn 1st place

    Bob and Garrett Moss 3rd Place

    Evan with 6.31 lb Smallmouth

Results of the 4th Annual Lake Leelanau Hawg Hunt

Dave and Matt/Overall(10.56 lb) and North Lake Big Fish(5.23 lb)


Jack and Bob/ South Lake Big Bass 5.72 lb
4.71 lb

5.33 lb

4th Annual Lake Leelanau Hawg Hunt-OPEN tournament

  T.C. Bass and Holton's LP Gas

Presents the 4th Annual Lake Leelanau

Hawg Hunt


Entry Fee $60.00 Per Team
Sunday September 4th, 2016
7:00am to 11:00am North Lake
12:30pm to 4:30pm South Lake
DNR Launch at the Narrows
Any Questions Call: O.B. Widener at 231-409-7689 

Glen Lake 8-21-16

Bill Sr- 2nd BB/Bill Jr. 1st/Mark 2nd/Jack 3rd/Scott- Big Bass

4.23 lb

5.40 lb

3.86 lb

3.66 lb

4.37 lb

  1. Bill Bailey Jr. 5/5 17.24 lb
  2. Mark Ayers 3/3 11.75 lb
  3. Jack Ebach 3/3 10.18 lb
  4. Brian Wilson 2/2 6.77 lb
  5. Bill Bailey Sr. 2/2 6.38 lb/2nd BB 4.37 lb
  6. Jerry Wilson 3/3 6.16 lb
  7. Scott Spafford 1/1 5/40 lb/ Big Bass
  8. Mike Ebach 2/2 4.41 lb
  9. Bob Moss 1/1 3.66 lb
  10. Bryan Ray 1/1 2.44 lb
  11. Butch Derickson 0/0

Skegamog, Elk,Torch 8-7-2016




  1. Bryan Ray 5/5  12.87 lb
  2. Bill Bailey Jr. 5/5  12.69 lb
  3. Brenden Dodge 4/4  11.89 lb
  4. Bob Moss 5/5  11.69 lb
  5. Tony Maddox 4/1  10.55 lb
  6. Bill Bailey Sr. 3/3  5.98 lb
  7. Harry Swank 2/2  5.66 lb
  8. Mark Ayers 2/2  5.65 lb/ Big Bass 4.04 lb
  9. Rick Payne 3/1  4.55 lb
  10. Jerry Wilson 0/0
  11. Pat Morgan 0/0
  12. Randy Perry 0/0
  13. Scott Spafford 0/0
  14. Jack Ebach - need correct weight info/2nd BB of ???

Lake Leelanau 7-24-2016




  1. Mark Ayers 3/3 10.87 lb/2nd Big Bass 4.60lb
  2. Scott Spafford 3/3 10.39 lb/ Big Bass 4.65 lb
  3. Bill Bailey Sr. 3/3 8.71 lb
  4. Bryan Ray 4/4 8.35 lb
  5. Brian McComb 3/3 6.86 lb
  6. Bob Moss 2/2 5.72 lb
  7. Jack Ebach 1/1 4.07 lb
  8. Matt Revard 2/2 4.04 lb
  9. Bill Bailey Jr. 1/1 3.29 lb
  10. Randy Perry 1/1 1.85 lb
  11. Brian Wilson 1/1 1.82 lb
  12. Jerry Wilson 0/0

West Bay

Mark - 1st, Bill Sr- 2nd, Bill Jr- 3rd and Bob
Bob Moss 2nd BB 4.82 lb
Mark Ayers 3.70 lb
Harry Swank 4.79 lb
Bill Bailey BB 4.94 lb

  1. Mark Ayers 5/5 17.76 lb
  2. Bill Bailey Sr. 5/5 16.80 lb/ Big Bass 4.95 lb
  3. Bill Bailey Jr. 5/5 15.75 lb
  4. Brian Wilson 5/5 15.68 lb
  5. Jack Ebach 5/5 14.93 lb
  6. Bob Moss 5/5 14.68 lb/ 2nd Big bass 4.82 lb
  7. Harry Swank 5/5 14.35 lb
  8. Bryan Ray 5/5 12.51 lb
  9. Butch Derickson 5/5 10.95 lb
  10. Scott Spafford 4/3 7.76 lb
  11. Pat Morgan 4/4 6.69 lb
  12. O.B Widener 3/3 5.44 lb
  13. Matt Revard 0/0
  14. Brenden Dodge 0/0
  15. Jerry Wilson 0/0

10th Annual Firecracker Special Open Bass Tournament

10th Annual Firecracker Special
Open Bass Tournament








  1. Ruth and Harry 13.00 lb
  2. Josh 10.78 lb
  3. Mark and Owen 10.57 lb
  4. Jermey and Shannon 8.06 lb
  5. Bill B jr and good friend 6.93 lb
  6. Chad and Kendra 6.04 lb
  7. Jack and Charlie 5.83 lb
  8. Brian and Jerry 4.93 lb
  9. Dave and Karen 4.67 lb
  10. Bill Sr. 2.81 lb
  11. Rick and Devin 2.76 lb
  12. Randy and Ien 2.74 lb
  13. Corey and Cole 1.93 lb
  14. Brad and Mitch 1.45 lb
  15. Pat 0 lb
  16. Bob 0 lb