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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
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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
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.
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,”
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Ask A Conservation Rock & Roll & bagpipes
Officer Press release wanted her boys to train
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-
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-
put into place January 1, bination) in Divisions 20,
2008, although generally 21, 22/22A, 24, 30, 31, 32,
bass regulations in the and 33:
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A6 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION Monday, July 16, 2007
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
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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
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-
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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
Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Inc.
Statement of Operations
and Net Assets
To all Bass For the year ended September 30
Entry fees $
Tournament Sponsored prizes
Participants... Cash sponsorships
Penny table revenue
Miscellaneous administration 4,766 (132)
...and thank you to the volunteers and directors Bass bucks sales
Food court commissions
who make the 2007 FFCBC happen! 381,437 414,292
We’re proud to be a part of the Fort Frances and Rainy Sponsorship
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
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
Net assets, end of year $ 171,250 $ 169,950
Prepared by BDO Dunwoody LLP
A12 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION Monday, July 16, 2007
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)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 OCAS N JOE
5:00 pm Parade of Boats M
9:00 pm HUMOURIST MOCASSIN JOE (Comedian)
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
Monday, July 16, 2007 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION A13
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...
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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.”
Navigator Sport 165 For family fun & ﬁshin’ too!
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A14 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION Monday, July 16, 2007
Northwoods Gallery & Gifts Continued from A13
welcomes you to Fort Frances
2 0 PRIZE
Visit our store on Scott Street for the best selection of Unique Gifts,
Home Decorating and Cottage Accessories, Maple Syrup,
Malkins Jam, Wild Rice, T-Shirts, Moccasins & Lots, Lots More.
Mon to Sat ~ 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Friday ~ 9:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Sunday ~ Noon - 4:00p.m.
$50,000.00 Champions $1000.00 Mercury Outboards/Pinewood Sports & Marine-
$20,000.00 Second Place Big Fish Day One
Commerce, B-93FM Radio $12,000.00 Third Place
The Fort Frances Chamber of ss Championship Present...
Ba $9,000.00 Fourth Place
$1,000.00 Big Catch Day One
& the Fort Frances Canadian $7,000.00 Fifth Place $250.00 Fort Frances Times - Hidden Weight Day One
$5,000.00 Sixth Place $1,000.00 Mercury Outboards/Pinewood Sports & Marine-
For the Best
$4,000.00 Seventh Place Big Fish Day Two
$3,600.00 Eighth Place
$1,000.00 Big Catch Day Two
Featuring KIDDIE QUEST
$3,000.00 Ninth Place
$2,600.00 Tenth Place $250.00 Fort Frances Times - Hidden Weight Day Two
$2,300.00 11 $1,000.00 Mercury Outboards/Pinewood Sports & Marine -
$2,100.00 12 Big Fish Day Three
Tuesday, July 24 $2,000.00 14 $1,000.00 Big Catch Day Three
Tickets $2,000.00 15 $250.00 Fort Frances Times - Hidden Weight Day Three
$13 Advance 6:00 PM $2,000.00 16 $1,000.00 LUND Boats/Pinewood Sports & Marine--
$15 at Door Sorting Gap Marina $1750.00
Top Rookie Team
$1,000.00 LUND Boats/Pinewood Sports & Marine -
...Guest Performers... $1750.00
20 Most Improved Team
Jessica Whalen - 2006 Kiddie Quest Winner $1500.00 21 $1,000.00 LUND Boats/Pinewood Sports & Marine -
Sarah Hebert - 2006 Quest for the Best Winner $1500.00 22 Top Rendez-Vous Trail Team
$1500.00 23 $1,000.00 LUND Boats, Mercury Outboards & Pinewood
...Kiddie Quest Contestants... $1400.00 24 Sports & Marine - Top Lund/Mercury Team
Kimika Alexander Larissa Desrosiers Alyce Ewald Kienna Gillon $1400.00 25 $1,000.00 MotorGuide/Pinewood Sports &Marine -
Tori Hebert Amber Hoszowski Dylan Ossachuk Caitlin Sande $1400.00 26 Top MotorGuide Team
Kelsey Veert Katelyn Shortreed Taylor Shouldice Ericka Tymkin $1400.00 28 $1,000.00 Abitibi Consolidated (Fort Frances Division) -
Alyssa VanDrunen Bridget Jorgenson $1400.00 29 Top Finishing Team Participating in KidPro
...Quest for the Best Contestants... $1250.00
$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)
Erika Jourdain Ken Kellar Kayla Lauzon Lisa McPherson
Kristi McQuay Leah Novak Amanda Perrault Jenna Plante
Ashley Sisco Marla Smith Mylo Smith John Streiff
Jeremy Wilson Harry Zachozy Dylan & Derek Thompson
Sears Canada Ken Boshcoff M.P. Holmlund Financial Services
Good Impressions Printing NCDS Career Works Tess’s Kitchen
Energy Fitness Centre Northern Lights Credit Union Mario‘s Jewellers
Fort Floral 474 Scott St
WITH SPONSOR ASSISTANCE
Monday, July 16, 2007 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION A15
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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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
11:00 am Daytime Land opens
Saturday, July 21st SINGLE $
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
3:45 pm Prizes awarded AVAILABL
E& Saturday, July 28th
Monday, July 23rd ON-SITE
BLE 5:00 - 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
Silent auction and Bobber Table starts & “NE RIG to ﬁsh walleye from the pros
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
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
5:00 - 7:00 am Boats launched from Marina MULTI-
7:00 am Flights are sent out SCREEN ED
12:00 pm Daytime land opens
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
B2 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION Monday, July 16, 2007
1 2 3 4 5 6
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)
7 8 9 10 11 12
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 &
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
19 20 21 22 23 24
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-
spinnerbait ﬂatﬁsh Lazy Ike down baits bait
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Monday, July 16, 2007 FORT FRANCES CANADIAN BASS CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION B3
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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 :
31 32 33 35
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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
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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
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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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
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.
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
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
44 45 46 47 48 50
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”
Mike Luhman, Mark Raveling,
Deer Park, WI. Spring Park,
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52 Aluminum Welding Souvenir clothing, Lakewear & Gifts.
Fort Frances, ON.
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Oldest lure : Oldest lure : “Get it done right the first time!”
Zebco 33 Rod/ Lazy-Ike *RAINY LAKE
Reel-36 years old
P.O. Box 610
Devlin, ON Devlin, ON Emo, Ontario
Oldest lure : www.ronnings.com Downtown INT’L. FALLS
Daredevil Call (807) 482-2693
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Phil Bangert & Blair Dingwall
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to our sponsors
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Diana’s Needle Art & Embroidery Vic & Bev Jewiss Storm/Rapala Fort Frances Times Ltd. Mercury Marine
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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
61 62 63 65 66 67
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
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,
Fort Frances, Fort Frances, Frances, ON. Fort Frances, ON Camdenton, MO Dryden, ON. Eva Lake, ON. Fort Frances, Deephaven, Pembroke Deer Park, WI. Amery, WI.
ON. ON. Oldest lure : Oldest lure : ON. MN. Pines, FL
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Good Luck & Safe Boating
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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
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.
Frog-Jitterbug- PA Chub - original
Silver Minnow bait (28 years
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111 112 113 114
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 :
Devil’s Horse a family Lure
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 :
a Rapala Oldest lure : a Sonic Bomber Long A ﬁrst ﬁshing rod Red Daredevil-
Little Joe & reel - 1939- Rusty & a
Spinner 41 Heddon Plug
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Chicago, IL. Morson, ON. International Fort Frances, Rassmussen, Fothergill, Guderyan, Kenora, ON.
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 :
Spoon Eppinger Spinner 1920s Tradition
Congratulations & Good Luck
to all the Bass Tournament participants
from both sides of the border! BASS Scott D. Roe, Rick Grissom,
TOURNAMENT Patti Fraser, Fort
Oldest lure :
Oldest lure :
Little Falls, MN.
Oldest lure :
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OVER $10,000 IN CASH & PRIZES! 133 134
(Based on 50 teams)
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Oldest lure :
Oldest lure :
Old Wood Plug
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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
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Fort Frances, ON.
Roger Dalum, Adam Dalum, John Craig, Larry Hullett, Dennis Smith, Glenn Smith Tony Richards, Scott Crowe, Richard A. Richard L. Kelley Cirks, Doug Hanson,
Shorewood, Maple Lake, Prior Lake, MN. Burnsville, MN Devlin, ON. Barwick, ON. International Tuma, Tuma, Nevis, MN. Sauk Rapids,
MN. MN. Oldest lure : Oldest lure : Oldest lure : Oldest lure : Falls, MN. Minneapolis, Ladysmith, WI. MS.
Oldest lure : Oldest lure : “Crankbait, I “Jig & Worm “Black & white “Beetle Spin, Oldest lure : MN.
Bass-a-Rino Len Thomson might need it works every- 3’’ Daredevil-- it still catches 30 years. It still
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