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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

Tuesday
Jul062010

2nd place at shoal lake

For those of you that follow my blog on here, my apologies for not updating my site for the past couple week.  I had my appendix removed the third week in June so I was down for a while and did not have a lot to report. 

Chris Savage and I took 2nd place at Shoal Lake this past weekend.  We were actually leading after day one with 16.73.  We brought in 16.36 on day two for a two day total of 33.09 pounds and came up a little bit short of Ted and Louise Stewner who had a two day total of 33.38 pounds to earn them $12,000. 

We weighed in 10 smallmouths over the weekend and caught them on a variety of baits.  We spent a lot of time throwing jerkbaits and caught a number of fish on #10 Rapala X-Raps and Maxx Raps.  We used the jerkbaits to cover water and find fish.  Once we found fish we pitched pearl Northland Slurpies Grubs to them rigged on an 1/8 oz. Slurp Jig.  All the fish we caught were spitting up smelt so we used baits to imitate the slender baitfish. 

We spent a few hours each day largemouth fishing and that was our downfall.  Usually they help us out but we could not get them going and wasted a fair amount of time chasing them.  Oh well...we'll get them at KBI in a month. 

 

Scott Cook and Jerry Millar display part of their tournament big catch on day two of 18.95 pounds that helped earn them a 3rd place finish.

Ted and Louise Stewner pose with the winner's check - $12,000

Thursday
Jun242010

Youngster catches biggest walleye!!!

8 year old Matthew Nelson of St. Paul, Minnesota caught his biggest walleye last week while we were fishing on Lake of the Woods.  The 28 inch fish put up a good battle and was caught in 20 feet of water.

Caught with: Shimano Cumulus spinning rod, Stradic CI4 reel, 8 lb. Power Pro line and 1/4 oz. Northland Fireball Jig tipped with a minnow.