It was another AWESOME week in Fort Frances last week for the 17th annual FFCBC. This is one of the premier bass tournaments in Canada and it is always a blast for the anglers. A huge thanks to all the volunteers that put in all the time that they do to make this a truly special event.
The weather during the pre-fish was beautiful...hot and flat for five or six days. It had the big smallmouths in Rainy on a tear! The fishing the last few days of practice was phenomenal, the best that I have seen on the lake in 12 years of fishing there. Unfortunately high winds and colder temperatures moved into the area on day one of the tournament and made things much tougher. It turned into a tough bite for everybody.
John Peterson and I ended up with a 5th place finish that we were pretty happy with. We battled every day and caught what we could. Caught our fish the first day on 1/2 Northland Reed Runner Spinnerbaits, then caught most of our fish over the next two days on small finesse jigs.
|Pos||Team||Captain||Partner||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Total|
|1||53||Richard Rud||Jon Austin||17.86||15.46||19.10||52.42|
|1||81||Glenn Leroux||Trevor Zimak||16.11||18.60||17.71||52.42|
|3||77||Mark Raveling||Mike Luhman||17.92||16.91||15.13||49.96|
|4||51||Lauren Ras||Chuck Olson||17.45||15.03||15.11||47.59|
|5||42||Jeff Gustafson||John Peterson||14.44||16.90||14.82||46.16|
|6||24||Bill Sentor||Brian Durham||16.20||15.39||14.20||45.79|
|7||49||Darren Ward||Sean Good||19.61||15.84||10.26||45.71|
|8||48||Scott Bonnema||Mark Fisher||18.04||13.44||11.82||43.30|
|9||88||Joe Thrun||Ben Miller||15.66||19.26||6.80||41.72|
|10||21||Vince Godbout||Ron Tucker||13.22||16.45||7.97||37.64|
John Peterson with a big smallmouth during prefish for the FFCBC
Austin Strome with a big smallmouth he caught during the 2011 Kid-Pro at the FFCBC
One of our bass on day three. The boat parade was the highlight of the weekend for all the top ten anglers
Tournament co-champions - Jon Austin/Richard Rud, Glen Leroux/Trevor Zimak - Congratulations guys!
Again, thanks for an AWESOME event Fort Frances! www.canadianbass.com