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Strong Canadian flavour at Sturgeon Bay

A strong contingent of Canadian teams travelled south last week to fish the annual Sturgeon Bay Open bass tournament on Lake Michigan.

Comparable to the Shaw Kenora Bass International and the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, this event hosts a large field of between 150 and 200 teams on one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in North America.

The reason that anglers from Sunset Country travel for 12 hours to bass fish is the size of the fish in this Great Lake is off the charts. Five- and six-pound fish are common while four-pounders are average.

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