It was nice to get my boat and all of my fishing gear home a few weeks ago after the last FLW Tour event of the season. Our summer here in Northwest Ontario is short but I love it, the weather (though it has not been great this year!), the fishing and just being out on our awesome lakes. I have been staying busy over the past couple of weeks with some guiding, fished a tournament and even filmed a couple of TV shows for the 2014 season of Fishing with Gussy.
Chris Savage and I had some good luck at the Shoal Lake Bass Classic last weekend and won the tournament. We have fished this tournament for many years and this was our third time winning it (2001, 2009).
We basically fished "Okeechobee" style in this tournament, fishing shallow weeds. I spent most of my time flipping, while Chris caught some casting a frog or a spinnerbait around. The weather was tough so we did not catch a lot of fish but we did get some good ones.
|1||10||Jeff Gustafson / Chris Savage||4.82||18.44||3.98||15.64||34.08|
|2||3||Scott Cook / Pat James||17.32||15.44||32.76|
|3||24||Terry McClymont / Tim Strempler||15.78||3.78||15.24||31.02|
|4||12||Stuart / Diane Neniska||3.68||16.50||14.42||30.92|
|5||7||Jay Samsal / Scott Dingwall||15.66||15.02||30.68|
|6||62||Joe Pritchard / Hiram Archibald||14.70||15.68||30.38|
|7||52||Matt Rydberg / Brian McNanny||14.68||14.10||28.78|
|8||9||Blake Lundin / Brennen Dubchak||14.68||13.48||28.16|
|9||17||Brad Harlos / Rob Reznoski||14.24||13.56||27.80|
|10||58||Paul / Cole Forsyth||13.56||3.92||14.00||27.56|
Here are my buddies Dave and Aaron with a nice largemouth that Aaron caught. We spend a day fishing every year and always have a good time!
Also last weekend I had the pleasure of fishing with Don Logan (holding the bass) and Bruce Akin from Bassmaster. Don is one of the owner's of BASS and Bruce is the CEO. They got a little break from the heat is Alabama and caught a bunch of smallmouths on their trip.
A highlight of the trip for many people when they visit Sunset Country to go fishing is the shorelunch. Here my dad is cooking up some top-notch Lake of the Woods walleyes.
A couple of happy customers!
The results of a successful morning of fishing!
Getting ready to head out for the day with Bob and Al.
Al with a big walleye he caught on Lake of the Woods. The walleye fishing has been really good over the past couple of weeks and I'm sure it will stay that way all summer long!