With most anglers grumbling under the tent the night before the derby began about the trouble they were having catching smallmouth bass while pre-fishing, Joe Thrun said he couldn’t believe they weren’t catching fish.
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When the first-annual Kid-Pro Am fishing tournament wrapped up last Thursday, organizers were elated to find the idea was just as big a hit with the pros as it was with the youngsters.
In fact, Rick Socholotuk, who helped organize the tournament with Bill Morgenstern, said the three-hour, catch-and-release event “far exceeded” all expectations they had.
The average weight of the 497 bass caught over the three days of this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship jumped by nearly a quarter of a pound compared to the 1997 tournament, the area biologist for the local Ministry of Natural Resources office reported Tuesday.
If Joan Richardson keeps on dominating the annual Kitchen Creek Ladies Open, one has to wonder if the Grand Rapids whiz won’t be invited back some day.
Although that would never happen, some local golfers probably would think that wasn’t such a bad idea.
The Sunset Merchants blew a three-run lead in the last inning of the championship game Sunday to fall 6-5 to the Gladstone Whips at the Intermediate ‘A’ Manitoba provincial fastball tournament in Winnipeg.
Holding a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Merchants’ hopes of winning their second provincial title in three years were abruptly dashed.
He sits relaxed this afternoon. He has just finished up with a win on the Silverado, and earlier this month with a high finish at the Dennys tournament.
Ted Capra is on a roll—although in his eyes, he isn't doing as well as he had last year.
The Emo Bulldogs used the long ball behind the two-hit pitching of Gus Copenace to dump the Thunder Bay Mariners 7-1 in the ‘A’-final Sunday at a fastball tournament in Kakabeka Falls.
Dennis Mounk, Sean Taggart, and Sheldon Kelly all homered for the Bulldogs, who finished the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.
The Thunder Bay Flyers yesterday announced local scout Shane Baker will be part of their full-time staff for the upcoming season.
“Teaching the art of diving since 1978,” the Blue H20 Sports Inc. was back in Fort Frances last week to train a new batch of scuba diving enthusiasts.
The Northern Ontario unit of the Port Coquitlam-based company was offering a scuba diving course here for the fifth year. The other units operate across northern British Columbia, the Prairies, and southern Ontario.
Jack Thompson fired a 75 to earn a two-stroke victory over Tom Bennett in a seniors’ tournament last Wednesday at Kitchen Creek Golf Course.
Bennett’s 77 was the low gross score in the championship flight, one stroke better than Freddie Beck and Grant Green. Dick Burnett had the low net score (68), followed by Dan Zeleny (70) and Dan Livingston (72).