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Tuesday
Aug102010

The SKBI Report

The 23rd annual Shaw Kenora Bass International took place this past weekend on Lake of the Woods.  The tournament was won by the team of Dennis Mandamin and Jason Carpenter.  Their three-day total of 50.20 pounds earned them the win. 

Savy and I took 4th this year and were happy with our finish.  We caught a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth bass this weekend on a variety of baits....specifically a 1/2 oz Northland "Pro Series" Reed Runner Spinnerbait (Gold Shiner), a new #11 Rapala MaxRap (Flake Purple Ghost) as well as a variety of jigs tipped with small finesse plastics. 

The Humminbird GPS and sonar units on my Lund were instrumental in our success this weekend.  We never got a really solid pattern figured out so it was all about running as many spots as we could to find biting fish.  The GPS on these units is so accurate and easy to use, it made a big difference for us! 

Enjoy the photos below courtesy of Darrin Bohonis and Bryan Gustafson 

Brian McNanney and Matt Rydberg wait on the"hotseat" as other teams try to knock them off.  They would eventually finish 2nd. 

Our day three total of 15.26 pounds left us a little bit short.  We still enjoyed the boat parade!  It is the highlight of the tournament!

Team Canada poses with the Frank Townsend Trophy for winning the Can/Am Challenge.  After 23 tournaments, Team USA still leads 13-10, but Canada has won the past 3 years in a row. 

Savy and I pose with our 4th place trophies.  We'll be back next year looking to win! 

1 107 15.26 18.58 16.36 50.20 DENNIS MANDAMIN WHITEFISH BAY JASON CARPENTER WHITEDOG  
2 1 16.45 15.34 16.94 48.73 BRIAN MCNANNEY SIOUX NARROWS MATTHEW RYDBERG SIOUX NARROWS  
3 31 19.55 15.72 13.17 48.44 BEHN CARLSON KENORA JON PEARSON KEEWATIN  
4 2 16.80 16.18 15.26 48.24 JEFF GUSTAFSON KENORA CHRIS SAVAGE KENORA  
5 29 16.60 15.07 14.26 45.93 JESS SWENSON SIOUX NARROWS MICHAEL REID SIOUX NARROWS  
6 66 16.85 15.17 13.14 45.16 TONY GRIFFITHS SIOUX NARROWS BRUCE GRIFFITHS KENORA  
7 10 15.81 14.82 14.20 44.83 OLIVER GIBBONS SLEEMAN JASON GIBBONS SLEEMAN  
8 4 17.46 15.48 11.64 44.58 BART STEBNITSKY KENORA DARREN MARCINE KENORA  
9 40 16.79 13.03 14.13 43.95 KURT DAFCIK KENORA STEVE HARGER MATHEWS  
10 5 12.12 16.13 15.38 43.63 ALEX KESZLER WINNPEG WAYNE WAGNER ST. ANDREWS  

Thanks to all the directors and volunteers who made this such an awesome event again this year!  

Monday
Jul262010

Canadian bass championship report

The Canadian Bass Championship took place this past weekend on Rainy Lake, out of Fort Frances, Ontario.  The fishing was pretty good on the weekend and many anglers brought in some great catches.  See some photos and the top ten standings below. 

Al and Troy Lindner brought in some big largemouths on day three of the tournament to anchor their 19.80 pound catch, one of the largest of the event.  This was interesting because there have only ever been a couple of small largemouths weighed in during the previous 15 year history of the tournament. 

John Peterson and I holding our day-three catch that weighed 20.54 pounds, the second largest limit of the event.  We were very pleased with our 3rd place finish for the second year in a row. 

1 4 19.63 18.68 18.14 56.45 Dorian Lindholm Bill Wilcox
2 61 19.11 17.91 16.24 53.26 Mark Raveling Mike Luhman
3 3 16.05 15.65 20.54 52.24 Jeff Gustafson John Peterson
4 79 17.61 15.18 18.21 51.00 Frank McClymont Albert Trudeau
5 18 15.84 15.90 18.34 50.08 Richard Rud Jon Austin
6 11 16.12 15.20 18.52 49.84 Jim Sandelovich Karl Howells
7 31 14.88 14.81 19.80 49.49 Al Lindner Troy Lindner
8 27 18.62 14.70 16.11 49.43 David Skallet Jim Merthan
9 52 16.91 15.96 15.65 48.52 Jason Pavleck Bill Walls
10 24 17.02 15.83 15.57 48.42 Kraig Dafcik Kelvin Caul

 

Wednesday
Jul212010

Blake's Big Pike

My buddy Blake Lundin sent me these photo's of a large pike he caught this week on Lake of the Woods while he was walleye fishing...He said he caught it on a jig and minnow...it is a beauty!

 I am in Fort Frances fishing the Canadian Bass Championship this weekend on Rainy Lake.  Look for the results at www.canadianbass.com

Saturday
Jul172010

Lake despair report...

August and I had a tough tournament last weekend at Lake Despair...we finished one spot out of the money in 16th place.  We caught a few nice fish, just not enough of them.  We still had fun fishing together...that's fishing!  We were fishing offshore humps mostly and the quality was there, there just was not enough fish.  Looking back we should have focused more on current based on the high water.  We'll be back again next year!  

Tournament winner Jon Evans poses with tournament organizer Bill Godin and tournament emcee Mark Allen. 

1
21
Jon Evans Gus McFaddin
14.56
14.79
29.35
2
12
Kelvin Caul Ted Heyens
14.18
14.39
28.57
3
1
Doug McBride Solly McBride
14.24
11.29
25.53
4
24
Ralph Galusha Scott Galusha
10.62
12.69
23.31
5
33
Dave Evans Randy Kirk
6.52
16.48
23.00
6
67
Ryan Hyatt Dale LaBelle
11.49
9.97
21.46
7
47
Chris Bell Mel Geisbrecht
10.47
10.94
21.41
8
23
Chase Curtis Corey Curtis
11.47
9.76
21.23
9
46
Jim Gustafson Ben Gustafson
8.84
13.30
20.07
10
13
Brian Gustafson Brian White
6.51
13.30
19.81
Monday
Jul122010

Top 10 Standings from Shoal Lake

1. Ted Stewner / Louise Stewner - 33.38

2. Jeff Gustafson / Chris Savage - 33.09

3. Scott Cook / Jerry Millar - 32.47

4. Bill Godin / Grant Swire - 31.85

5. Joe Pritchett / Hiram Archibald - 31.59

6. Dean McDonald / Gord Pyzer - 31.14

7. Tim Skead / Fred Morrison - 30.87

8. Jay Samsal / Scott Dingwall - 30.86

9. Mike Causyn / Tim Strempler - 30.70

10. Calvin Joseph / Darryl Joseph - 30.68