Rochester Hills Hosts 33rd Annual Bass Tournament

Anglers and bass connect in spite of the weather

Over 70 anglers of all ages took to the shore for the 33rd Annual Spencer Park Bass Tournament held Sunday, June 14. This free tournament provides prizes and trophies for seven categories and features a casting contest for young participants ages 12 and under.

The rainy weather didn’t stop the anglers from landing 33 fish and couldn’t keep over 20 participants age 12 and under from testing their skills in the casting contest.

Michael Riddle of Warren won a $100 Field & Stream gift card for catching the heaviest bass at 2.1 lbs, 16.5″. Spencer Park regular Aaron O’Bryan of Troy was awarded a $50 Meijer gift card and a Field & Stream duffel bag for catching the most bass with a total of six fish.

In the casting contest for ages 7 to 12, 9 year old Claire won 1st place and Billy Buban of Rochester Hills took second. In the ages 6 and under category, Hirini Kodela of Rochester Hills scored a record 12 points to win 1st place. She was followed by Alex Kawasaki, who took 2nd place for the second year in a row.

“The event is a great opportunity for young anglers in our community to learn more about the great outdoors and experience the thrill of catching a bass,” stated Mayor Bryan K. Barnett.

The City of Rochester Hills would like to thank our sponsors: The newly opened Troy Field & Stream and the Rochester Hills Meijer for their support.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live by several sources including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.


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