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Fort Frances Canadian Bass
JULY 22 -28
2007
A2 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION                                 Monday, July 16, 2009




 Quest to be bigger than ever Bass nesting study compares
 Staff                        fish dads across latitudes
                                               14 taking part in “Kiddie Quest”—more
                                               contestants than ever for the popular
   Borderland has proven time after time       event.
                                                                                                By Beth Caldwell                             southern Ontario and the U.S.      Gravel
 that it’s got loads of singing talent, and       (“Quest” is open to anyone age 14 and
                                                                                                Staff writer                                 and her graduate crew spent most of
 those vocal skills will be in the spotlight   up while “Kiddie Quest” is for contes-
                                                                                                                                             April in Missouri and Arkansas, and
 once again at this year’s Fort Frances        tants 13 years old or younger).
                                                                                                  When it comes to parental care of bass     then near Ottawa in May, studying bass
 Canadian Bass Championship.                      “It just seems to grow in popular-
                                                                                                eggs and fry, dad is #1.                     dads and their nesting habitats.
                                               ity year after year,” said Booth. “We get
                                                                                                  The male bass is the sole caregiver of        The Rainy Lake portion of her project
   Scheduled to take place under the big       more contestants, we manage to sell
                                                                                                his progeny from the time the female         also is the third phase of a local bass
 tent on Tuesday, July 24, “Quest for the      more and more tickets each year.
                                                                                                deposits the eggs (then promptly swims       research project entitled “Investigations
 Best” promises to be a crowd-pleaser.            “We’re hoping it continues to grow in
                                                                                                away), through their hatching, and until     in Applied Smallmouth Bass Biology in
   Organizer Dawn Booth said there will        that fashion this year.”
                                                                                                the fry develop enough to venture out on     Northwestern Ontario,” which is fund-
 be 22 individual singers and one duet
                                                                        Continued on A10        their own.                                   ed, in part, by the Rainy Lake Fisheries
 competing in “Quest for the Best” and
                                                                                                  It’s a “bass dad” enterprise—and it’s      Charity Trust.
                                                                                                believed undertaken without the male            “I am doing a latitudinal variation
                                                                                                leaving the nest to forage for fear of       of [bass reproduction biology],” Gravel
                                                                                                predators in his absence.                    explained during a reprieve from lake
                                                                                                  The male bass and his endogenous           studies in late June due to windy condi-
                                                                                                energy stores were part of a six-week        tions.
                                                                                                underwater study conducted in June and          “What I wanted to do is look at the
                                                                                                early July on Rainy Lake by graduate stu-    energy and physiology of that [aspect]
                                                                                                dents from the Department of Biology         across latitudes, and compare the south-
                                                                                                at Carleton University in Ottawa, under      ern male bass fish to the northern dads
                                                                                                the supervision of Dr. Steven Cooke,         that are here.
                                                                                                assistant professor of Fish Ecology and         “I wanted to see what the energy status
                                                                                                Conservation Biology there.                  is at the beginning of the parental care,
                                                                                                  The research project was headed up by      and then sample fish again at the end of
                                                                                                graduate student Marie-Ange Gravel as        the parental care and look at energy dif-
                                                                                                part of her Master’s thesis on bass repro-   ferences,” she explained.
                                                                                                ductive habits in northern climates as a     “Then we will compare south and north
                                                                                                comparative to warmer bass climates in       to see what
     Quest for the Best winners at the FFCBC 2006                                                                                                                     Continued on A6




                                       BASS TOURNAMENT
                                       DAYTIME ACTIVITIES
                       SUNDAY, JULY 22                                                        SATURDAY, JULY 28
                       7:30 - 3 pm KidPro Tournament                                          10-4 pm  Soccerbaseball Tournament
                                                                                                       (by age groups)
                       THURSDAY, JULY 26                                                      2 pm     Watermelon Eating contest
                       10:30 am Blanket Volleyball                                            3 & 4 pm Bubblegum Blowing contest
                       11 am    Parachute Games
                       1-4 pm   Ultimate Frisbee & Ultimate Football                                      ALL DAY ACTIVITIES
                                (all are welcome)
                                                                                                           Thurs.-Sat., 10am-5pm
                       2:30 pm  Pizza Eating Contest
                       5-7 pm   Tug of War Challenge                                                  • Mini Golf
                                (great for families & businesses,                                     • Road Painting
                                sign up starts @ 4)
                                                                                                      • Skipping
                       FRIDAY, JULY 27                                                                • Suduko Challenge
                       10:30-2 pm “On Your Mark, Get Set, Action!” Games
                                  (kids rotate through a variety of games)
                                                                                                      • Giant Sandbox Treaure Hunt
                       2 pm       Road Fooseball                                                      • Thomas the Tank Play Table
                                  (all are welcome)
                       3 pm       Marshmallow Shooting Challenge
                       4 pm       Donut Eating Contest



                                                                                                                                                                    Continued from A3
                                                                  Monday, July 16, 2007       FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION A3




Top                                It has been brought up several times about who the top anglers and teams were in




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                                 the Fort Frances Canadians Championship throughout its 12 years of operation.
                                   It was mentioned that whoever won the most money would be declared the best, but this
                                 would not be a fair assessment because the top cash awards have varied over the years.



                                Finishers
Submitted by                                 For the top teams (intact), the             3. James/Bill Lindner (91)                     Honorable mention also has to go to
Mike Baranowski                            points, of course, would double, mean-        4. Norm Lindsay/Bill Godin (89)              none other than Ron Lindner for bring-
                                           ing first place was worth 20 points,          5. John Guzej/Ted Stewner (77)               ing his three sons, James, Bill, and Dan,
  I believe the top prize in 1995 was      second place 18 points, third place           6. Norm Lindsay/Jess Swenson (75)            as well as brother, Al, into the historical
$15,000, whereas in 2006 it was $50,000-   16 points, etc. down to the 10th-             7. Al/James Lindner (73)                     top 10 finishers as family members.
-quite difference, wouldn’t you say!       place team getting two points.                8. Ron/Bill Lindner (67)                       And what about Lee Lindsay and
  For a more accurate assess-                1. Norm Lindsay (65 points)                 9. Mark Raveling/Mike Luhman (61)            his two sons, Dave and Norm, who
ment, I used the following point             2. James Lindner (49)                       10. Jerry Miler/Scott Cooke (52)             are, by far, our best local contenders.
system for the top 10 anglers:               3. Jim Moynough/Joe Thrun tied (46)         Honourable mention:                            However, keep an eye open for Fort
  1st place—10 points                        4. John Guzej (43)                          Among the top 10 teams from                  Frances/Devlin dark horse and king
  2nd place—nine points                      5. Bill Lindner (42)                      throughout the 12 years of operation,          of the river, Doug McBride, who con-
  3rd place—eight points                     6. Dave Lindsay(41points)                 honourable mention must go to Norm             stantly is climbing to the top of the
  4th place—seven points                     7. Ted Stewner (34)                       Lindsay, who made the top teams                ladder anywhere he’s competing.
  5th place—six points                       8. Mike Luhmnan (31)                      three times (with brother, Dave, as            These are your best going into
  6th place—five points                      9. Mark Raveling (30)                     well as Jess Swenson and Bill Godin).          Year 13 of the classic Fort Frances
  7th place—four points                      10. Jerry Miller/Scott Cooke tied (26)      James Lindner made it twice (with            Canadian Bass Championship.
  8th place—three points                     The top 10 teams are as follows:          brother, Bill, and uncle, Al) while com-
  9th place—two points                       1. Norm/Dave Lindsay (106 points)         peting all 12 years in the Fort Frances
  10th place—one point                       2. Jim Moynaugh/Joe Thrun (92)            Canadian Bass Championship.



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 ‘Bassroom’... a relief from dilemma of going elsewhere
  By Beth Caldwell                                 “They would have never asked a man           ideas about what criteria the product             Along with the “Bassroom” concept,
  Staff writer                                   that question,” Smith argued, noting the       would have to match—it has to be easy          Smith also invented the portable toilet
                                                 woman didn’t really know what she would        to take down, give the person a reason-        stool, which uses a regular full-size toilet
    It wasn’t his lifelong dream to invent a     do—other than use some sort of can and         able amount of room to use the restroom,       seat and heavy-duty black plastic zippered
  restroom for a bass boat.                      ask other anglers to turn their backs.         adjust his clothes, and then go back to        bags for waste.
    Instead, as American entrepreneur              “And I thought now isn’t that some-          fishing.                                          The whole unit can be assembled in less
  Matt Smith explained during a recent           thing that we are at this point [in time]      “It also needs to be able to be put up, [be    than a minute and taken down in half that
  telephone interview from his home in           with $50,000 bass boats and we do not          secure], and not affect the fishing of other   time.
  the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Tex., the       have a way to go to the restroom,” contin-     people who may be [on the boat].”                 Smith also noted that without the por-
  “Bassroom” was built from light bulb           ued Smith, who builds houses for a living         Prototypes were created, testing a vari-    table toilet inside, the tent makes a great
  moments and common sense.                      and fishes bass tournaments in the Texas       ety of waterproof and flame resistant tent     on-board shelter from rain or sun.
    The result abolishes the dilemma about                                                                                                        Despite the convenience and eco-
  “where to go” when fishing—especially                                                                                                        friendly appeal of the “Bassroom,” Smith
  during tournaments that maintain strict                                                                                                      admitted there still are skeptics out there
  rules about anglers staying out on the                                                                                                       who’d rather keep doing what they’ve
  water.                                                                                                                                       always done.
    In the planning stages for about four                                                                                                         “You still run into the macho man who
  years, the patented self-erecting fishing                                                                                                    thinks they can go to the restroom any-
  boat privacy bathroom system only went                                                                                                       where,” he remarked.
  on the market in the U.S. about three                                                                                                           “But times are changing, and the lakes
  months ago.                                                                                                                                  are getting more people [living] on them
    “The idea was baked and cooked for                                                                                                         and they aren’t [keen] on seeing somebody
  many years,” noted Smith. “I [wasn’t] nec-                                                                                                   use the restroom [over the side of the
  essarily on a quest, but in listening to                                                                                                     boar] out there in front of them [or] out in
  people who said, ‘Well, I used to go fishing                                                                                                 front of their house or dock.”
  but now I have a stomach problem and am                                                                                                         Kirk Smith designed the logo for the
  not able to go as much’ and when, a few                                                                                                      “Bassroom” product, which shows the
  years back, a [female] bass angler made                                                                                                      universal washroom symbols of the female
  the men’s tour.                                                                The Bassroom                                                  and male sporting fishing rods.
  “The second question [the media] asked                                                                                                          More information on the “Bassroom,”
  her—the second question—was ‘What are          area with his son, Kirk.                       material, as well as custom kits, to allow     including shipping the product to Canada,
  you going to do about going to the rest-          “Right then, I started thinking about       the “Bassroom” to be adapted to water-         is available through Smith’s website at
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Ask A Conservation Rock & Roll & bagpipes
Officer                                                                           Press release                    wanted her boys to train
                                                                                                                                                  When you
                                                                                                                                                REALLY want to
David Anderson                          ary is the Canada/U.S.                                                     on a traditional instru-
                                        border; and the northern                     The Fort Frances              ment.
David Anderson is the                   boundary is up around                     C a n ad i a n           Bass       Every weekend in the
Enforcement Supervisor                  Big Trout and Kasabonika                  Championship            pres-    summer, they performed
for the Ministry of Natural
Resources (MNR) in Red
Lake District and has
worked as a Conservation
                                        Lake. To confirm the
                                        area or division you wish
                                        to fish in, check the map
                                        in the 2005-2006 Ontario
                                                                                  ents “The Mudmen” on
                                                                                  Thursday, July 26, who are
                                                                                  best described as Celtic
                                                                                  overtones in a fusion of
                                                                                                                   at the Highland Games,
                                                                                                                   and also travelled to
                                                                                                                   Scotland five times to
                                                                                                                   compete in the world bag-
                                                                                                                                                   relax...
Officer for 28 years.                   Recreational       Fishing                rock and punk?                   pipe championships.
                                        Regulations Summary.                         It’s definitely not for the      By the late 1990s, the
Q. I am a little confused               These regulations still                   timid.                           brothers married their
about whether there are                 apply in 2007.                               The Mudmen are                love of the bagpipes with
any new regulations that                                                          beyond unique in their           their love of rock, and
affect fishing for large-               Q. What are the regula-                   hard-driving          sound.     along with front man,
mouth and smallmouth                    tions for 2007?                           Centered on ripping bag-         Zoy Nicoles, formed The
Bass in Northwestern                                                              pipes, they have created         Mudmen.
Ontario. Can you clar-                  A.     In Northwestern                    one of the most mesmer-             This band’s powerful-
ify?                                    Ontario, the bass season                  izing rock performances          ly-intense live show will
                                        is open all year (except for              anywhere.                        level the audience in Fort
A. For 2007, the recre-                 December 24th).                              Bagpipe brothers Rob          Frances as it has through-
ational fishing regulations             The following are the reg-                and Sandy Campbell grew          out North America.
for bass haven’t changed.               ulations for catch, posses-               up in a small town out-
Regulations for the new                 sion and size limits for                  side of Sarnia, Ont. with a
fisheries management                    largemouth and small-                     very Scottish mother, who
zones are expected to be                mouth bass (or any com-

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                                              all sorts of different questions you can ask         “But she eventually chooses a male who      also were subjected to other brief experi-
         Bass Nesting - Continued from A2
                                              about that,” she remarked.                        has dug out this little nest, just scraped     ments, including removal by rod and reel
 the differences are—that is the main focus      Gravel and the others co-ordinated             out an area, and then they do this little      from the nest site for up to two hours, to
 of why we are here right now.”               their underwater studies to correspond            courtship ritual where he bites her a lot,     test how tournament fishing can affect
     Gravel said smallmouth and large-        with known bass spawning periods in               she deposited her eggs, and then swims         the male during the parental care period,
 mouth bass really have a unique system.      each climate basin, which occurs when             away.”                                         as well as the incidences of predators on
   “[Yet] it’s a ridiculous amount of time    the water temperature rises above 15 C.              Gravel’s team also observed the differ-     abandoned nests.
 to invest into their offspring—and there        Unforeseen here was an early warm              ent stages of development in young bass,         While nest predators such as small
                                              spring.                                           including the initial golden egg stage, egg    sunfish and bluegill were evident in other
                                                 “When we got here [the first week              sack fry, etc.                                 southern lake climates studied, no typical
                                              of June], the water temperatures were                “Basically, the eggs just develop a tail    predators numbers were documented on
                                              already 16-17 C and spawning had already          and keep the yolk sack, and then they          Rainy Lake.
                                              started,” noted Gravel, whose main focus          develop eyes and wiggle at the bottom            Snorkelers, on the other hand, provided
                                              was the north arm of Rainy Lake.                  of the nest for a couple of days and then      instigation of the bass’ parental instinct.
                                                 “Even in the colder, deeper lakes like         swim up and hang out as little, little bass      “Some males are skittish, and if you
                                              Bad Vermilion, the temperatures were              above the nest.                                swim up to them—forget it—they will
                                              already 17-18 C, so the fish had already             “Finally they spread out into a large       leave because they are scared of you,”
                                              started spawning and laying their eggs            cloud of four or five metres wide—and          Gravel recounted.
                                              there too.                                        the male stays with them the entire time,”       “Some males stay over their nests and
                                                 “It was us that were too late, not that the    Gravel explained.                              stare you down,” she added. “Some will
                                              fish were too early,” she smiled.                    “It is interesting to be doing this work    swim towards you and will literally, physi-
                                                 At first, the crew snorkeled between six       across Missouri, Arkansas, and [near           cally, make contact with you, try to bite
                                              and eight hours a day along lake shoreline        Ottawa] looking at the variation in den-       or hit you, or at least try to scare you,
                                              searching for bass nesting habitats, which        sity [of nests],” Dr. Cooke said in a phone    because that’s how it would work with a
                                              typically are found in about one-and-a-           interview from Vancouver in late June.         smaller predator.
                                              half metres of water.                             “I am reasonably surprised at the fact           “It doesn’t work with snorkelers, but
                                                 Gravel noted the habitats in which she         that there aren’t more bass nests in Rainy     [the male bass] do attempt to chase you,”
                                              expected to find nests weren’t there. Yet         Lake,” he noted. “[But] not being up there     she smiled. “Some of the males are quite
                                              an intense first two weeks looking for            with my face in the water, I can’t comment     aggressive and it is fascinating, fascinat-
                                              spawning bass paid off.                           on it beyond that.                             ing to watch.”
                                                 “We have seen some amazing experi-                “Obviously, it is quite a productive sys-     Field work and data sampling of bass
                                              ences of courtship here,” she described.          tem [on Rainy Lake], but the relative          reproduction biology, and the latitudi-
                                                 “The male goes through this little             number of bass nests isn’t as high per unit    nal variations between the northern and
                                              courtship period and the female swims             of shoreline than we saw even in eastern       southern bass climate regions, will be
                                              by all the male nests and chooses a male,         Ontario,” Dr. Cooke remarked.                  studied by Gravel and others in a labora-
                                              basically, by the size of his nest or the size       Male bass were sampled for protein          tory setting at Carleton University later
       Bass nest mapping                      of himself,” she noted.                           content to determine energy levels, and        this summer.



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Quest - Continued from A1      •Kristi McQuay—“I’m           “October” (Evanescence);                        Clean” (Hillary Duff); and                    Denby, Steve Denby, and         the evening of the event
                               The Only One”                 •Alyce Ewald—“Who                               •Jessica Whalen—                              Jim Newman, once again          (if there’s any left) for $15
 •Nelson Bragg—“Where          (Melissa Etheridge);          Knew” (Pink);                                   “Summer Girl”                                 will be the back-up band.       each.
 The Blacktop Ends”            •Leah Nowak—“Our                                                              (Jessica Andrews)                               They have spent the past         More than 2,000 tickets
 (Keith Urban);                                              •Kienna Gillon—“Our Lips                                                                      month learning the myriad       have been printed for the
                               Song” (Taylor Swift);         Are Sealed” (The Go Gos)                        There also will be at least
 •Ed Calder Jr.—“Fourth of                                                                                                                                 of songs for the 30-plus        perenially sold-out singing
                               •Amanda Perrault—             •Tori Hebert—“She’s                             one guest performer that                      contestants.                    contest. “Quest” will start
 July” (Shooter Jennings);     “Dance With the One”                                                          night—likely a previous
                                                             In Love With the Boy”                                                                           Tickets for “Quest” are       at 6 p.m., with doors open-
 •Dennis Gagnon—“On            (Shania Twain);               (Trisha Yearwood);                              “Quest” contestant.                           available at the Chamber        ing about 5 p.m.
 The Road Again”               •Jenna Plante—                                                                “It’s probably going to be                    of Commerce office (474
 (Willie Nelson);                                            •Amber Hoszowski—                               a very long night because
                               “Emergency” (Paramore);                                                                                                     Scott St.) for $13, They also
                                                             “Mississippi Girl”                              we haven’t had this many
 •Shawn Galusha—“Forget                                                                                                                                    will be sold at the door
                               •Ashley Sisco—“Dirty          (Faith Hill);                                   contestants before,” admit-
 About It” (original song);    Girl” (Terri Clark);          •Bridget Jorgenson—“Baby                        ted Booth. “But it’s defi-
 •Andrew George—“Last          •Marla Smith—“Before          Girl” (Sugarland);                              nitely going to be worth
 Rock Star” (original song);   He Cheats” (Carrie                                                            the money you pay for your
                                                             •Dylan Ossachuk—“You’re
 •Jason Godin—“Dirty           Underwood);                                                                   ticket.”
                                                             Beautiful” (James Blunt);
 Deeds Done Dirt                                                                                                Contestants will sing for
                               •Mylo Smith—“Stronger”        •Caitlin Sande—“Suddenly
 Cheap” (AC/DC);                                                                                             a chance to win cash prizes
                               (Sugababes);                  I See” (KC Tunstall);                           sponsored by local indi-
 •Britanny Hayes—“Fancy”
 (Reba McIntyre);
                               •John Streiff—“King of
                               the Road” (Roger Miller);
                                                             •Katelyn Shortreed—
                                                             “Think (Freedom)”
                                                                                                             viduals and businesses.
                                                                                                                Booth noted “Quest” has                       It all starts here!
 •Ron Hines—“Back              •Dylan/Derek                  (Aretha Franklin);                              more sponsors participat-
 When” (Tim McGraw);           Thompson—“A Space                                                             ing than ever this year, add-
                                                             •Taylor Shouldice—                              ing that new prizes, such as
 •Erika Jourdain—“Wild         Oddity” (David Bowie);        “Meant To Fly”
 Horses” (Natasha                                                                                            fourth place for “Quest,”
                               •Jeremy Wilson—“Rocket        (Eva Avita);
 Beddingfield);                Man” (Elton John); and
                                                                                                             will be up for grabs.                                           Fishing Rods,
                                                             •Ericka Tymkin—“Ain’t                              The main event spon-
 •Ken Kellar—“Who              •Harry Zachozy—“Three         No Other Man”                                   sors for “Quest” are the                                        Reels & Tackle
 Says You Can’t Go             Wooden Crosses”               (Christine Aguilera);                           FFCBC and B93•FM while
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 •Kayla Lauzon—“I Need
                               (Randy Travis)                •Alyssa VanDrunen—                              Sears Canada is the pri-
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                               •Kimika Alexander—“Kiss       “Something More”
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Kid anglers eager for pro advice
Beth Caldwell                 fishing experience.            by the Fort Frances OPP,        of his best fishing memo-          my name in and then told              lot,” she enthused.
Staff writer                     She moved to Fort           also piqued her interest in     ries included landing a            me [when it was drawn]                  A barbecue for partici-
                              Frances with her family        registering for the Kid-Pro     northern pike while out on         and I was really excited,”            pants in the Kid-Pro tour-
  The annual Kid-Pro          last October from south-       tournament.                     the lake with his family.          Hazel remarked earlier this           nament is slated at the end
tournament is slated to get   ern Ontario.                     (“Fishing for Futures”          Firth’s sister, Phoebe           month.                                of the day of fishing at 3
underway at 7:30 a.m. on         “This is my first time      offers Grade 6 students         Ann, and his brother,                “Just to be fishing with            p.m., with an awards pre-
Sunday, July 22 as young-     [and] that’s why I entered,”   who are graduates from          Simeon, participated in            someone who is really                 sentation for the top young
sters team up with anglers    Wells remarked during a        the Drug Awareness and          the 2006 Kid-Pro tourna-           good—I think that will be             anglers beginning at 3:45.
competing in the Fort         recent interview. “I hope to   Resistance Education pro-       ment and their enjoyment           fun because I like fishing a
Frances Canadian Bass         learn about fishes and how     gram a chance to go fish-       of the event has inspired
Championship.
  More than 35 lucky kids
                              to reel [them in].
                                 “It seems like fun.”
                                                             ing for a day).
                                                               Cole Quesnel, 12, of Fort
                                                                                             their younger sibling.
                                                                                               Phoebe Ann Firth, fish-
                                                                                                                                     PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION
made the annual draw,            The fun experiences of      Frances has been an avid        ing with FFCBC team Bill                   Rainy Lake Fisheries Charity Trust
including     11-year-old
Cassaundra Wells, whose
                              her brother, Alexander, 10,
                              during his participation in
                                                             fan of the FFCBC for a
                                                             few years and comes to the
                                                                                             York and Lorne McKay,
                                                                                             placed third last year while             Project Information Session
upcoming Kid-Pro adven-       the “Fishing for Futures”      Kid-Pro tournament with         Simeon Firth, who fished                             Place: La Place Rendezvous
ture will be her first-ever   event in June organized        some fishing experience.        with Dale LaBelle, placed
                                                               “I go fishing with my         13th.                                                   Date: Tuesday July 24
                                                             whole family [and] I decid-       Meanwhile,        Kid-Pro                               Time: 7:00 p.m.
                                                             ed to sign up for the [Kid-     participant Taylor Hazel of
                                                                                                                                       Presenters: Dr. Steven Cooke and graduate student
                                                             Pro] because I wanted to        Fort Frances is very excited
                                                                                                                                         Marie-Ange Gravel, Carleton University, Ottawa
                                                             see what it felt like to fish   to be a part of the tourna-
                                                             with a pro,” he said earlier    ment experience—having                     Topic: Investigations in Smallmouth Bass Biology
                                                             this month.                     spent a lot of time on the                                   in NW Ontario
                                                                                                                                           (Including physiology and post-release behaviour of
                                                               “I want to learn how to       lake fishing with her dad,
                                                                                                                                       tournament-caught bass; and the spawning behaviour and
                                                             catch fish better and just      John.                                      parental care of bass in Rainy Lake compared to Southern
                                                             have fun,” he added, noting       The 11-year-old didn’t                                     Ontario and Missouri)
                                                             his brother Joel, 10, also      know she was a candidate
                                                             made the draw for this          for the Kid-Pro tournament                                                    The Board of Director
                                                             year’s event.                   until her name popped up                                                      would like to express
                                                               Isaac Firth, another          in the draw.                                                                 their thanks to La Place
                                                                                                                                                                          Rendezvous for hosting
                                                             10-year-old who lives with        “Well, my mom did it as
           Kid Pro winner                                    his family in Emo, said one     a surprise for me. She put
                                                                                                                                                                                 this event.




           Good luck
                                                                                                                                             Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Inc.
                                                                                                                                            Statement of Operations
                                                                                                                                                and Net Assets
     To all Bass                                                                                   For the year ended September 30
                                                                                                   Revenue
                                                                                                     Entry fees                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                       2006
                                                                                                                                                                       171,250    $
                                                                                                                                                                                         2005
                                                                                                                                                                                         169,950

    Tournament                                                                                       Sponsored prizes
                                                                                                     Bar sales
                                                                                                     Admissions
                                                                                                                                                                          4,750
                                                                                                                                                                       119,450
                                                                                                                                                                        37,733
                                                                                                                                                                                          14,500
                                                                                                                                                                                         114,893
                                                                                                                                                                                          44,757

    Participants...                                                                                  Cash sponsorships
                                                                                                     Penny table revenue
                                                                                                     Silent auction
                                                                                                                                                                        35,206
                                                                                                                                                                          3,099
                                                                                                                                                                            661
                                                                                                                                                                                          54,741
                                                                                                                                                                                           3,863
                                                                                                                                                                                           5,840
                                                                                                     Miscellaneous administration                                         4,766            (132)
     ...and thank you to the volunteers and directors                                                Bass bucks sales
                                                                                                     Food court commissions
                                                                                                                                                                        (1,700)
                                                                                                                                                                          6,222
                                                                                                                                                                                           (264)
                                                                                                                                                                                           6,144
           who make the 2007 FFCBC happen!                                                                                                                             381,437           414,292

                                                                                                                                                          2006
 We’re proud to be a part of the Fort Frances and Rainy                                                                                            Sponsorship
                                                                                                                                                      - in-kind
                                                                                                   Expenses                         2006 Gross
  River business community and look forward to our                                                   Administration                  $ 50,554        $ 35,573           14,981            18,362
                                                                                                     Bar Services                        77,791           8,854         68,937            74,098
     continued support into the abundant future...                                                   Computer Services                   10,422          10,150             272              400
                                                                                                     Entertainment                       66,646          14,625         52,021            46,876
                                                                                                     Fundraising                         18,886           8,953           9,933            7,979
                                             Dave & Terri Ashworth                                   Angler Serives                    191,704              150        191,554           185,283
                                                                                                     Marketing                           36,056          25,369         10,687            20,439
                                              and Team Members                                       Media                               26,050          24,434           1,616            5,769
                                                                                                     Site facilities                   119,326           74,679         44,647            48,205
                                             Domino’s Pizza                                          Tournament operations
                                                                                                     Volunteer
                                                                                                                                         34,395
                                                                                                                                         18,539
                                                                                                                                                         38,012
                                                                                                                                                          8,768
                                                                                                                                                                        (3,617)
                                                                                                                                                                          9,771
                                                                                                                                                                                           (237)
                                                                                                                                                                                          12,239

                                              Fort Frances                                                                           $ 650,369       $ 249,567         400,802           419,413

                                                  283 Scott Street                                 Deficiency of revenue over expenses                                  (19,365)          (5,121)

                                                  Fort Frances, ON                                 Net assests, beginning of year                                       11,298            16,419



                                                 274-1960
                                                                                                   Net assets, end of year                                        $    171,250     $     169,950

                                                                                                                                                             Prepared by BDO Dunwoody LLP
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                                   NIGHT TIME
                ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

         MONDAY, JULY 23
         7:00 pm Much Music Video Dance Party
         ($5 at the door)

         TUESDAY, JULY 24
         7:00 pm QUEST FOR THE BEST
         ($13 advanced tickets, $15 at the door)
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         WEDNESDAY, JULY 25                                                                            OCAS N JOE
         5:00 pm Parade of Boats                                                                   M
         9:00 pm HUMOURIST MOCASSIN JOE (Comedian)




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                                                                                       HUMOURIS
         10:30 pm BATTLE OF THE BANDS

         THURSDAY, JULY 26
         9:30 pm THE MUDMEN

         FRIDAY, JULY 27
         9:00 pm On the Budweiser Big Rig: NORTH OF THE TRACKS
         9:30 pm ALMOST FAMOUS

         SATURDAY, JULY 28
         9:00 pm On the Budweiser Big Rig: KINGS OF NONE
         9:30 pm KILLDARE

                                          All shows are $15 at door
                                           unless otherwise noted




                                    NORTH OF                                          KINGS OF NONE
                                   THE TRACKS
                                                                      Monday, July 16, 2007         FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION A13




Nightly Entertainment
By Amanda Roy                    director for the FFCBC.        will take to the stage        rock sound. They use
Summer reporter                     “They are supposed          under the big tent for a      a balance of cooling
                                 to be a high-energy and        performance that prom-        melodic tones and punch-
   The Fort Frances              exciting band with bag-        ises to blow the audience     ing rhythm to achieve
Canadian Bass                    pipes,” she enthused.          away—or maybe even            their unique sound.
Championship has lined              Kicking off the             the fish from the river.         Tickets for all the night
up a well-rounded slate of       week-long will be the            Centered on ripping         shows will cost $15 each.
entertainment each night         “MuchMusic” teen video         bagpipes, the “Mudmen”        Ticket sales will oper-
under the big tent at the        dance on Monday, July          have created one of the       ate a bit different this
Sorting Gap Marina.              23 at 7 p.m. Admission         most mesmerizing rock         year as they only will be
   There is something for        is $5 at the gate.             performances anywhere.        available at the gate an
everyone—starting with              “Kiddie Quest” will lead      “Rock & Roll, Beer          hour prior to show time.
the younger ages earlier         the way Tuesday night          & Bagpipes” is their             “We are only selling
in the evening and then          (July 24), immediately fol-    slogan—so get ready.          tickets at the door this
later to keep the age of         lowed by the ever-popular        The entertainment           year because of liquor
majority crowd hopping.          “Quest for the Best.”          for Friday night (July 27)    licence laws and protec-       BUY A NEW ARCTIC CAT® ATV & GET...
   The acts include the             Tickets cost $13 in         promises to be excit-         tion,” said Kaminski.                                2 YEAR WARRANTY*
“Budweiser Big Rig,” a
“MuchMusic” teen video
                                 advance and $15 at the
                                 door (if there’s any left).
                                                                ing and different with
                                                                “North of the Tracks” and
                                                                                                 “In order to keep our
                                                                                              liquor licence, we will
                                                                                                                                   FREE PLUS!              OR
                                                                                                                                                  0% FINANCING FOR 12
dance, wing night at the            Instead of a hypno-         then the ultimate trib-       have to close the bars           WARN WINCH                 MO.*
tent (hosted by the Muskie       tist, the FFCBC is bring       ute to Fleetwood Mac.         down for an hour and
football club), “Quest for       in comedian Leonard              Closing out the             clear everyone out of
the Best,” a comedian, a         Dick this year with his        tournament activities         the fenced [area] prior
rock band, battle of the         popular and hilarious          Saturday night (July          to the night entertain-
bands, and a tribute band.       act, “Moccasin Joe.”           28) are Winnipeg band         ment,” she explained.
   “We are very excited          He will be performing          “Killdare” and local             “Once everyone is out-
about this year’s entertain-     Wednesday night (July 25)      band “Kings of None.”         side the fenced grounds,
ment line-up, especially         after the parade of boats.       “Killdare” is an up and     we will start selling
the ‘Mudmen,’” said Karon           On Thursday night           coming rock act focus-        wristbands and they may
Kaminski, entertainment          (July 26), the “Mudmen”        ing on a more modern          carry on partying.”




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                 Sarah Hebert - 2006 Quest for the Best Winner                                $1500.00         22                        Top Rendez-Vous Trail Team
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                     ...Kiddie Quest Contestants...                                           $1400.00         24                        Sports & Marine - Top Lund/Mercury Team
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              ...Quest for the Best Contestants...                                            $1250.00
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                                                                                                               30
                                                                                                               31
                                                                                                                               $1,000.00 Lowest Weight for 15 Live Fish
                                                                                                                               $2,250.00 Parade of Boats (7 Prizes Totalling)
    Nelson Bragg         Ed Calder Jr.            Dennis Gagnon     Shawn Galusha             $1250.00         32
    Jason Godin          Andrew George            Brittany Hayes Ron Hines                                                      $500.00 Didn’t Make the Cut...But (91st Place)
                                                                                              $1250.00         33
    Erika Jourdain       Ken Kellar               Kayla Lauzon      Lisa McPherson




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                                               between 2,000 and 15,000 eggs. The male
  Conservation Officer - Continued from A5
                                               guards the nest and the fry for a short time.
fishing licence, from December 1 to June       Young smallmouth feed on zooplankton
30, you can take one (1) bass in one day but   and midge larvae. Adults feed on aquatic
it must be less than 35 cm (13.8 in.). From    insects, crayfish and suitable sized fish.
July 1 to November 30, you can take two (2)
bass in one day (no size limit).               During the winter months, bass congre-
                                               gate, which makes them more vulnerable to
In Division 23, the waters of Lake Superior,   angling. Also, when the spawning bass are
not including Nipigon Bay (note the map        on their nests they become very aggressive
in the Regulation Summary), if you have        and are easily caught. The regulations are
a sport fishing licence you can take six (6)   in place to protect the prime breeders.
bass in one day and if you have a conserva-
tion fishing licence you can take two (2)      If you have a question for the Conservation
bass in one day.                               Officer you may reach him at:
                                               dave.h.anderson@mnr.gov.on.ca or tele-
Q. Why are there lower catch limits and        phone 807-727-1393. All submissions are
size limits for bass from December to          confidential.
June?
A. Largemouth and smallmouth bass
spawn in May and early June when water
temperatures are around 16 to 18° C. Nests
are generally built on gravel or hard bottom
substrates in shallow water. The female lays                                                       Bass nest




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                                                            Good luck to all the anglers!
A16 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION                          Monday, July 16, 2007




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                                                  O • FISH • L SCHEDULEHere’s what’s going on under the
                                                                       BIG TENT at the Sorting Gap!
Friday, July 20th                                                                         Friday, July 27
                                                                    MISSION               5:00 - 7:00 am   Boats launched from Marina
Volunteer Tent Opens                                       DAILY AD    $2                 7:00 am          Flights are sent out
                                                             FAMILIES
                                                                                          11:00 am         Daytime Land opens
Saturday, July 21st                                            SINGLE $
                                                                        1
                                                                     RI, SAT              12:00 pm         Bar opens
Volunteer Tent Open                                         THURS, F                      4:00 pm          Day 2 Weigh-ins
Sunday, July 22nd                                                                         4:30- 7:00 pm    Sunset Country Metis Fish Fry
7:30 am        KidPro Anglers & fishermen meet                                             9:00 pm          On the Budweiser Big Rig- North
8:00 am        Start for KidPro                                                                            of the Tracks
3:00 pm        Anglers and kids return                                                    9:30 pm          Under the Tent- Almost Famous
               KidPro barbeque for anglers and kids          BASS BUC
                                                                       KS
3:45 pm        Prizes awarded                                AVAILABL
                                                            REDEEMA
                                                                      E&                  Saturday, July 28th
Monday, July 23rd                                             ON-SITE
                                                                     BLE                  5:00 - 7:00 am
                                                                                          7:00 am
                                                                                                        Boats launched from Marina
                                                                                                        Flights are sent out
All Day        Volunteer Tent open
                                                                                          11:00 am      Daytime Land opens
7:00 pm        Much Music Video Teen Dance Party
                                                                                          10:00 am      Name That Tune - Sponsored by Sight & Sound
                                                                                          11:30 am      Professional Walleye Trail Anglers meet the
Tuesday, July 24th                                                                                      public on the grounds
All Day        Volunteer tent is open for registration                      OURT          12:00 pm      Bar opens
3:00 pm        Bar opens                                            FOOD C ”              1:00 - 2:00pm PWT Anglers present “Walleye Wisdom” - learn
                                                                             W
               Silent auction and Bobber Table starts                  & “NE RIG                        to fish walleye from the pros
                                                                           ED
5:00 pm        Wing Night at the tent (hosted by Muskie Football     BIG R                3:00 pm       Day 3 Final weigh-in
               Team)                                                                      4:30 pm       Kiwanis Steak Fry begins
7:00 pm        Quest for the Best                                                         7:00 pm       Angler Presentation begins
                                                                                          9:00 pm       On the Budweiser Big Rig- King of None
Wednesday, July 25th                                                                      9:30 pm       Under the Tent- Kildare
9:00 am        Angler rules meeting                                                       10:00 pm      Auction ends
10:30 am       Bass research study results (follow-up from              OSAID
               funding provided by anglers in 2006                    MOCKTA
                                                                               IL
12:00 pm       Bar opens                                                BAR                                       FREE
               Motor Guide Professional Angler Casting contest        MON - S                        RIDES HOME AVAILABLE
5:00 pm        Parade of boats                                                AT                     WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY,
9:00 pm        Humourist Mocassin Joe (Comedian)                                                    FRIDAY, & SATURDAY NIGHTS
10:30 pm       Battle of the Bands

Thursday, July 26th
                                                                  BIG
5:00 - 7:00 am Boats launched from Marina                  MULTI-
                                                                    S
7:00 am        Flights are sent out                         SCREEN ED
                                                               TERIZ
12:00 pm       Daytime land opens
               Bar opens
                                                          COMPU INS
                                                            WEIGH-
                                                                                       DAYTIME LAND...Mini Golf, Giant Sandbox, Barrel
4:00 pm        Day 1 Weigh-ins                                                         Train Rides, Eating Contests, Tug of War...and LOTS MORE!
4:30-7:00 pm Gropp’s Country Old Time Meat Supper                                         OPEN THURSDAY, FRIDAY, & SATURDAY
9:30 pm        The Mudmen

                                                                                       For Updates, Info, & to Volunteer call
  O-FISH-L VOLUNTEERS                                                                                 274-0316
   Please check in at the Volunteer Tent before your first shift
                                                                                                www.canadianbass.com
B2 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION                                                Monday, July 16, 2007

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Mark Libitka,    Dave Bennett,     Morgan             Doug McBride,     Bill Godin,     Norm Lindsay,      Steve            Scott Sandberg, Greg Savino,         Frank Savino,       Wayne Howard, Dean Howard,
Kenora, ON.      Sioux Narrows,    Cadene, Emo,       Devlin, ON.       Devlin, ON.     Sioux Narrows,     Sandberg,        Coon Rapids,    Vadnais              Hudson, WI          Emo, ON.      Kenora, ON.
Oldest lure :    ON.               ON.                Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :   ON.                Maple Grove,     MN.             Heights, MN.         Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :
Jitterbug        Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :      old Mepps         5 of diamonds   Oldest lure :      MN.                              Oldest lure :        a bobber            Heddon Dow-
                 Ratline spot      Old Canadian                                         Devils Horse w/                                     wooden spook                             adgic Spook
                                   Warbler                                              twin props                                                                                   (1961)

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Jeff Gustafson, John Peterson,     Jim                Karl Howells,     Scott Cook,   Jerry Miller,        Pat Jeffries,    Kurt Johnson,      Paul Jewiss,      Mike Graham,        Scott Bonnema, Mark Fisher, St.
Kenora, ON.     Bemidji, MN.       Sandelovich,       Fort Frances,     Winnipeg, MB. Winnipeg, MB.        Waterloo, IA.    Maple Grove,       Devlin, ON        Fort Frances,       Zimmerman, Francis, MN.
Oldest lure :                      Fort Frances,      ON.                                                  Oldest lure :    MN.                                  ON                  MN.
Rapala Husky                       ON.                                                                     Zara Spook       Oldest lure :                                            Oldest lure :
Jerk                                                                                                                        Zara Spook                                               skirted jig &
                                                                                                                                                                                     craw trailer


                13                                 14                               15                                     16                                 17                                  18


Corey Curtis,    Chad Hanson,      Mike Salvador, Steve Salvador,       Rod           Gary Iskierka,       Gene Boyer,      Kirk Boyer, Lino   Glenn Leroux,     Gord Ellis,         John Guzej,   Ted Stewner,
Emo, ON.         Fort Frances,     Sioux Narrows, Sioux Narrows,        Kitchingman, Handover, MN.         Savage, MN.      Lakes, MN.         Thunder Bay,      Thunder Bay,        Winnipeg, MB. Winnipeg, MB.
                 ON.               ON.            ON.                   Winnipeg, MN.                      Oldest lure :    Oldest lure :      ON.               ON.
                                                                                                           red & white      Hula Popper        Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :
                                                                                                           Daredevil                           Cottor Cordel     Crazy Crawler
                                                                                                                                               Rattlin Spot      topwater plug

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Al Lindner,      Troy Lindner,     Lauren Ras,        Chuck Olson,      Randy           Brian Amenrud,    Guy Johnson,      Doug Wright,       Mike Wilson, Leroy Wilson,            Scott Walsh,      Heath Iacarella,
Baxter, MN.      Los Angeles, CA   Bemidji, MN.       Bemidji, MN.      Amenrud, Ham    Coon Rapids,      Fort Frances,     Fort Frances,      Int’l Falls, MN. Int’l Falls, MN.     Ely, MN.          Ramsay, MN.
                                   Oldest lure :      Oldest lure :     Lake, MN.       MN.               ON.               ON.                Oldest lure :                         Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :
                                   Lindy Swirltails   reed runner       Oldest lure :   Oldest lure :                                          Rapala Count-                         various Crank-    Catfish Stink-
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George Chabot, Frank             Oliver Gibbins, Jason Gibbins,   Bart Stebnitsky, Dean Smith,     Gord Pyzer,    Denis Barnard     Glen Ward, Fort Mark Wilson,                                                                                                                     Dean             Dick Winter,
Fort Frances, McClymont,         Sleeman, ON. Sleeman, ON.        Kenora, ON.      Kenora, ON.     Kenora, ON.    Fort Frances,     Frances, ON.    Fort Frances,                                                                                                                    Christofferson, Park Rapids,
ON.            Kenora, ON.                                                         Oldest lure :                  ON.               Oldest lure :   ON.                                                                                                                              Park Rapids, MN. MN.
                                                                                   Pop R                                             top water plug                                                                                                                                  Oldest lure :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arbogast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hammerhead

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mow with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    greatest of ease.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All models only available
Alex Keszler, Darrell Keszler,   Dorian         Bill Wilcox,      Jason Berg,      Brad Cline,     James Lindner, Bill Lindner,                                                                                                                                                     at your local John Deere Dealer
Winnipeg, MB. Winnipeg, MB.      Lindholm, Fort Burleson, TX.     Minnetonka,      Shakopee, MN.   Baxter, MN.    Minneapolis,
Oldest lure :                    Frances, ON.                     MN.              Oldest lure :                  MN
Jib                                                               Oldest lure :    Chug Bug
                                                                  Original Zara                                                       EZtrak™ Z425                                      No Payments, No Interest for 12
                                                                  Spook                                                                                                                 Months        *c19




                                                                                                                                      23-hp Briggs & Stratton engine • 48-inch Edge™
                                                                                                                                      Cutting System • 8 mph ground speed
            36                               37                                   38                             39


Ted Olson,      Bob Hell,        John Janousek, Chad Johnson,     Hiram          Joe Pritchett,    Joe Thrun,     Jim Moynagh,
Littlefork, MN. Duluth, MN       Nisswa, MN.    Rogers, MN.       Archibald,     Kenora, ON.       Annandale, MN. Carver MN.
                                                                  Sioux Narrows,                   plastic worms                                                                        No Payments, No Interest for 12 months, then                                                                                                     No Interest with Payments for 12 months
                                                                                                                                      EZtrak™ Z225                                                                                                                                     EZtrak™ Z445
                                                                  ON.                                                                                                                   17.90% APR           *c19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         followed by 17.9% APR                *a24




                                                                                                                                      18.5-hp Briggs & Stratton engine • 42-inch Edge™                                                                                                 25-hp Kawasaki engine • 54-inch Edge™ Cutting System
                                                                                                                                      Cutting System • 7 mph ground speed                                                                                                              • 8 mph ground speed • 18-inch high-back seat




            40                               41                                   42                             43                                                                                                                   DEGAGNE EQUIPMENT
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Eric Bennett, Jim Duicharme,     Terry           Jaret            Tom Pearson,     Eric Lessman,   Roger Harrison, Dorese             *
                                                                                                                                       Offer valid from Feb 27, 2007 until Jul. 30, 2007 In the event the loan goes into default, the charge for amounts past due is 19.75% APR/ACR until paid in full. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, and preparation charges not included and may increase price or monthly payment(s). Mini-
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                                                                                                                                      mum purchase required. See your dealer for details. Program subject to change, without notice, at any time. Subject to AgLineTM approval and dealer participation. For eligible purchases of goods and services, offer is unconditionally interest free for the rst 12 months during which
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Sioux Narrows, Sioux Narrows,    McClymont,      Horbatiuk,       Fort Frances,    Devlin, ON.     Sioux Narrows, Harrison, Sioux     time you will be required to make monthly payments on your AgLine account equal to 2.0% of the original amount nanced. After the 12 month period, nance / credit charges will begin to accrue immediately at 17.9% per annum and you will be required to make monthly payments
                                                                                                                                      on your AgLine account equal to 2% of the original amount nanced until paid in full (see example below). No down payment required. A statement of account will be provided monthly. For example, after the 12 month period, on a new John Deere EZ Trak Mower, based on a cash
                                                                                                                                      selling price of $3,619.00; 5,799.00 less a down payment of $0.00 to be nanced for a maximum of 69 months with 57 monthly payments of $72.38; $115.98, based on 2% of the amount originally nanced, totalling $4,994.22; 8,002.62 based on 0.00% APR/ACR for the rst
ON.            ON                Winnipeg, MB.   Winnipeg, MB.    ON.                              ON.             Narrows, ON.       12 months and 17.9% APR/ACR for the remainder of the term, with a cost of borrowing/credit of $1,375.22; $2,203.62. In the event you default on this or any AgLine transaction, interest on all outstanding balances on your AgLine account (including on this and all special Term
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                                                                                                                                      transactions on your AgLine Account) will begin to accrue immediately at 19.75% APR/ACR from the date of default until paid in full, and you will be required to make monthly payments on your AgLine Account equal to 2% (personal use); 2.5% (commercial use) of the original
                                 Oldest lure :   Oldest lure :                                     Oldest lure :                      amounts nanced plus interest. Taxes, set-up, delivery, freight, and preparation charges not included and may increase price or monthly payment(s).Minimum purchase required. See your dealer or visit www..deere.com/en_CA/jdc/special_offers/index.html for details. Program sub-
                                                                                                                                      ject to change, without notice, at any time. Subject to AgLineTM approval and dealer participation. Offer is unconditionally interest free for the rst 12 months. After the 12 month period, for eligible purchases of goods and services: 1) a minimum monthly payment of $88.34; $600.00
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                                 Berkley Power   Deep Diver-                                       wooden spook                       is required; and 2) nance charges will begin to accrue immediately on amount nanced at 17.9% per annum. John Deere's green and yellow color scheme, the leaping deer symbol, and JOHN DEERE are trademarks of Deere & Company.
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                                                                                                   CONGRATULATIONS
  2007 International Falls Bass Championship
                                    Come for the Fishing...
                                      Stay for the Fun!
                                            Save These Dates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Team #70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Phil Bangert &
                                        August                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Blair Dingwall

                                  23, 24, & 25, 2007
         The International Falls Bass Championship is
      Minnesota’s Premier Bass Tournament with a unique
      2-2-2 format: 2 person teams, 2 days of fishing, on
       2 bodies of water taking full advantage of great
          fishing on both Rainy Lake and Rainy River
  Live Weigh-Ins at Smokey Bear Park Friday & Saturday starting at 3 p.m.
                       Family Fun Zone in
                       Smokey Bear Park
                Thursday, Friday, & Saturday                                                                                                Team #11
                                                                                                                                          Mike Graham
       Games • Rides • Arts/Crafts • Food • Entertainment                                                                                 & Paul Jewiss
                          “Under the Tent”
                        Nightly Entertainment                                                                                                                                                                       Terry, Pam, Jessica & Staff
  • Teen Idol Contest • Casting Call Talent Show • DJ Music
  • Hypnotist/Comedy Show • Live Music From Various Artists
         • Raffle Drawing • Canadian at Par on Beer                                                 We appreciate your commitments to
         For more information contact the International Falls CVB, 301 2nd Ave.
                                                                                                   the tournament and are proud to
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B4 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION                                     Monday, July 16, 2007

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Travis              Duane              Ken Olson, Fort   Mandi Olson,    Michael Carter, Tim Olsby,     Craig Peterson, Scott Andersen, Jason Cain,      Davis Viehbeck,     Jim Kzaley,      Steve Soukup,
Peterson,           Peterson,          Frances, ON.      Fort Frances,   Minnetonka, Anoka, MN          Bemidji, MN. Bemidji, MN.       Fort Frances,    Thunder Bay,        Apple Valley,    Prior Lake, MN.
Bemidji, MN.        Bemidji, MN.       Oldest lure :     ON.             MN.                                                            ON.              ON.                 MN.              Oldest lure :
Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :      Dare Devil        Oldest lure :                                                                                   Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :    tackle box is
Original FRS        Whistler Jig                         red & white                                                                                     tackle box is the   H Jerkbait.      Heldon AIO
Fat Rap                                                  hulla popper                                                                                    “Dukey Rig”

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                                                GOOD LUCK
Mike Luhman, Mark Raveling,
Deer Park, WI. Spring Park,
               MN.
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                52                                  Aluminum Welding                                                  Souvenir clothing, Lakewear & Gifts.
                                                       Skeg Repair
Mike Krueger,
Fort Frances, ON.
                    Joe Kawulia,
                    Fort Frances, ON
                                               Aluminum & Stainless Prop Repair                                   Good Luck Fishing!
Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :                           “Get it done right the first time!”
Zebco 33 Rod/       Lazy-Ike                                                                                                                                       *RAINY LAKE
Reel-36 years old
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                                                                              P.O. Box 610
Jody Shypit,
Devlin, ON          Devlin, ON                                               Emo, Ontario
Oldest lure :                                                                                                                                 www.ronnings.com        Downtown INT’L. FALLS
Daredevil                                                                 Call (807) 482-2693
                                                                         www.darrenblattner.com                                               Mon.-Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-4         218-283-8877




                                                                                                                                Team #70
                                                                                                                 Phil Bangert & Blair Dingwall
                                                                                                                            would like to thank their friends & supporters




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  Team #11 Paul Jewiss & Mike Graham
                                                                              Monday, July 16, 2007            FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION B5

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Chad Adrians, Caleb Colwell,        Darrin Ward,     Karl Wolff,        Fletcher Klick,     Josh Klick,      Ted Krause,      Roger Cormier,    Luc Levesque, Doug Dunnet,        Bill Senter,    Brian Durham,
Green Bay, WI. Green Bay, WI.       Fort Frances,    Fort Frances,      Chisago City, MN.   Zimmerman,       Harris, MN       Maple Grove,      Fort Frances, Atikokan, ON.       Plato MO.       Bucyrus, MO.
               Oldest lure :        ON.              ON.                Oldest lure :       MN                                MN.               ON.
               Daredevil                             Oldest lure :      wooden Hed-         Oldest lure :
                                                     Blue Poss          don Sputter         Berkley “aged”
                                                     Jackpot            buzz                Power Lizard


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David Skallet,    Jim Merthan,      Scott Ourada, John Allen,           Eric Kielb,         David Hartig,    Norm French, Wilfred               Bill Storbeck, Rob Keller         Kelvin Caul,    Murray
Handover, MN      Woodbury, MN.     Little Suamico, Green Bay, WI       Medina, MN.         Big Lake, MN.    Winnipeg, MB. Bretcher, St.        Blaine, MN.    Lindstrom, MN.     Devlin, ON.     Witherspoon,
Oldest lure :                       WI.             Oldest lure :                                                          Rose Du Lac,         Oldest lure :                                     Devlin, ON.
Rapala                                              Rapala                                                                 MB.                  Johnson’s
                                                                                                                                                Silver Minnow

             68                                     69                                70                                     72                                73                                74


Greg Asplund, James Asplund, Bill York, Fort         Lorne McNay,       Phil Bangert, Blair Dingwall,        Keith Wilson,    Terry Wilson,     Dave Garber,       Jim Barnick,   Steve Luhman, Glen Getschel,
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             75                                   76                                77                                  78                                79                                    81


Steve Mattson,    Matt Christy,   Larry Buttner,   Alexa Buttner,   Larry Bollig,      Todd Bollig,      Greg Stahn,       Todd Baker,      Burton             Pat Greene,     Mark Skrzpek,       Lindsay Dumo,
Brainerd, MN.     Superior, WI.   Fort Frances,    Fort Frances,    International      Princeton, MN.    Devlin, ON.       Emo, ON.         Grissom, Rock      McMinnville, TN Kenora, ON.         Thunder Bay,
Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :   ON.              ON.              Falls, MN.                                                              Island, TN         Oldest lure :                       ON.
original Rapala   Rapala Husky                                                                                                              Oldest lure :      Mike’s Hair                         Oldest lure :
                  Jerk                                                                                                                      Jimmy Carter       Minnow                              Wiggle Wart
                                                                                                                                            Peanut Crankbait                                       (special colour)

             83                                   85                                  86                                87                                88                                    91


Adolph         Jimmy Bill,        Bernie Zutter, John Miller,        Jiles Gibbins,    Pat Gibbins,       Jim Severson, Brian Blaeser,      Tom Burri,         Scott            Ted Heyens,        Leo Heyens,
Hamann,        Ham Lake, MN       Chippewa Falls, Rice Lake WI.      Morson, ON.       Morson, ON.        Breezy Point, Freeport, MN        International      Schinderle,      Stratton, ON.      Kenora, ON.
Princeton, MN.                    WI.                                                                     MN                                Falls, MN.         Hibbing, MN
                                  Oldest lure :                                                                                             Oldest lure :      Oldest lure :
                                  Johnson Silver                                                                                            Mepps Spinner      Rapala Double
                                  Minnow                                                                                                                       jointed minnow

             92                                   93                                94                                  95                                96                                    98

Hugh Hull         Tim Hull        Calvin           Don Jones,        Colin Gluting, Scott Gluting,    Darryl Galusha, Rick Moore,                                                                  Terry Gill,
                                  Morrisseau,      Nicicousemen-                                                                            Richard Rud,       John Austin,     Rueben
                                                   ecaning, ON.      Winnipeg, MB. Winnipeg, MB       Kenora, ON.     Keewatin, ON          International      International    Gibbins,           Morson, ON.
                                  Fort Frances,                                     Oldest lure :                                                              Falls, MN        Morson, ON
                                  ON.                                               looks like a                                            Falls, MN
                                                                                                                                            Oldest lure :      Oldest lure :
                                                                                    replica of an old                                       Leadhead Jig       Lazy Ike
                                                                                    Muskie lure

            100                              102                                104                                    105                               106                                    110


                                                                                                         Walter            Chad Gasiorek,   Jess Swenson, Mike Reid,            Ken Ellis, Green   Kevin
Greg            Josh              Calvin McKay, Chad Jonson,        Ben L. Youngs, Harvey A.                               Shohola, PA.                                         Bay, WI            Stephenson
Sigurdson, Fort Sigurdson, Fort   International International       Durham, CA      Youngs, St.          Gasiorek,                          Sioux Narrows, Sioux Narrows,
                                                                                                         Lackawaxen,       Oldest lure :    ON.            ON                   Oldest lure :      Washburn
Frances, ON.    Frances, ON.      Falls, MN.    Falls, MN.          Oldest lure :   Peter, MN.                             Bomber Crank-                                        1945 Creek         WI.
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                                                                              Tournament 2007
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                                                                                          Team #32




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                                                         Dan Lindner,        Ron Lindner,        Francis           Murphy         Dean Morken,           Shawn            Cos Costa,       Scott Hamilton,
                                                         Baxter, MN.         Baxter, MN.         Kavanaugh,        Paypompee,     Devlin, ON.            Ossachuk, Fort   Thunder Bay,     Fort Frances,
                                                         Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :       Pawitik, ON.      Sioux Narrows,                        Frances, ON.     ON.              ON.
                                                         a Frog lure         Lindy Rig           Oldest lure :     MON.                                  Oldest lure :
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                                                                        115                                    116                                 117                                   118


                                                         Brian Brosdahl,     Heather             Bill Bird, Fort   Dan Bird, Fort    Bruce Holmlund, Jeff Holmlund,        Janis Wickham, Dave Lindsay,
                                                         Cass Lake, MN.      Brosdahl, Cass      Frances, ON.      Frances, ON       Fort Frances, ON Canmore, AB.         Kenora, ON.    Keewatin, ON.
                                                         Oldest lure :       Lake MN             Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :    Oldest lure :
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                                                                                                 Falls, MN         ON               Buffalo, MN.         Grand Rapids,    Keewatin, ON.
                                                                                                 Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :                         MN
                                                                                                 20 year old       Mepps Spinner
                                                                                                 Crankbait         Bait - 1950s

                                                                        125                                  127                                 128                                     129


                                                         Kent Ballan, Fort   Steve Ballan,    Gene May, Park Jeff May, Park         Les Whitefish, Lawrence                Mike Teigen     Ryan Teigen,
                                                         Frances, ON         Fort Frances, ON Rapids, MN.    Rapids, MN.            Lac La Croix, ON Norwegian, Lac       Barnesville,    West Fargo, ND.
                                                         Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :                                          Oldest lure :    La Croix, ON.        MN.
                                                         old Jigging         red & white                                             Mepps #5                             Oldest lure :
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                                                                             Daredevil

                                                                                                                                                  130                                    132
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Pat James,           Darren Marcine,          Arthur Ottertail, Mike Gill, Fort   Behn Carlson,    Jon Pearson,      Brian Wood,      Troy Mendoza,          Jim Peterson,       Brian Peterson,       Bill Brooks,     Eric J. Houle,
Kenora, ON.          Kenora, ON               Lac La Cro8ix, Frances, ON.         Kenora, ON.      Kenora, ON.       Golden Valley, St. Paul Park,           Big Lake, MN        Dayton, MN.           Forest Lake,     White Bear
Oldest lure :        Oldest lure :            ON.                                 Oldest lure :    Oldest lure :     MN.              MN.                    Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :         MN.              Lake, MN.
City 6 bug           Williams Spoon           Oldest lure :                       Brown Manns      Jitterbug         Oldest lure :                           Daredevil           year old top-         Oldest lure :
                                              wooden Bass-                        Crankbait                          Buzz bait I                                                 water                 Zara Spook
                                              o-Reno                                                                 hooked Troy with

                143                                        144                                  145                                146                                    147                                          148


Mike Adams,          Ron Tucker,              Geoff Pearce,     Spencer           Chris Luedtke, Tadd Johnson,        Ted Menson,     Tom Johnson            Leo E. Dery,        Frankie               Dan O’Keefe, T.B.A
Fort Frances,        Fort Frances,            Emo, ON.          Pearce, Emo,      Minnestrista, Lakeville, MN.        Mine Centre, ON Jr. Mine Centre,       Chisago City,       Dusenka,              Prior Lake, MN.
ON.                  ON                                         ON.               MN                                                  ON                     MN.                 Taylors Falls,
Oldest lure :        Oldest lure :                                                Oldest lure :                                                              Oldest lure         MN
Daredevil ‘Red       Husky Jerk                                                   1920s-                                                                     hookless
& White’                                                                          Grandpa’s lure                                                             Rapala

                149                                        150                               151                                   152                                    153                                          154


Randy Paishk, Vernon Fair,                    Jason Durham, Jeremy                Kurt Dafcik,     Dennis Favreau,   Brian Hansen, Lee Erickson,             Gary                Andrew            Mike Schulz,         Bob Calhoun,
Shoal Lake, ON Shoale Lake,                   Park Rapids, Anderson,              Kenora, ON       Kenora, ON.       Plymouth MN Grant, MN.                  Rogozinski,         Rogozinski,       Mound, MN.           Farmington,
Oldest lure :  ON.                            MN               Nevis, MN.         Oldest lure :    Oldest lure :     Oldest lure :                           Fort Frances, ON    Fort Frances, ON.                      MN.
Topwater lure                                 Oldest lure :                       Crazy Crawler-   Jitterbug-        jitterbug                               Oldest lure :       Oldest lure :
Good luck                                     it’s a fish scent                    -fond memo-      -scared to                                                No oldies left in   rebel Super
charms                                        - Papoo                             ries             lose it                                                   the box             Popper

              155                                          158                                  159                                160                                    161                            162
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Terry Allan       T.B.A
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fort Frances, ON.
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Roger Dalum,        Adam Dalum,               John Craig,       Larry Hullett,    Dennis Smith, Glenn Smith          Tony Richards,     Scott Crowe,         Richard A.          Richard L.            Kelley Cirks,     Doug Hanson,
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