Valley Fishing and Outdoor Show features Bass Talk Seminar

No ice to fish on – check out Bass Talks at the Valley Fishing and Outdoor Show

 

BassTalk is proud to announce their participation at the 13th annual Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show held at the Carp Fairgrounds and Arena located in the Village of Carp! “The Most Informative Bass Fishing Seminar Series in Canada!” is going to be centre stage on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

This BassTalk event will take place in two sessions (one in the morning & one in the afternoon) and each consists of two full one hour seminars.

BassTalk seminars are not your average seminar! They are highly detailed, very informative intense productions and fully supported by PowerPoint presentations! That’s four different information packed seminars, available to you for merely the cost of admission to the Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show!
This year’s two BassTalk lecturers are David Chong and Doug Brownridge, two of Canada’s top and most successful bass tournament anglers! Their resumes are full of tournament victories, “Angler of the Year!” titles, “Team of the Year!” titles and Classic titles.

For lecturer profiles and full seminar topic information please visit either www.basstalk.ca or www.valleysportsmanshow.com

2011 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open

Husband and Wife Team Win 2011 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open

 

Orillia, Ontario Canada: A full field of 110 boats with 220 anglers blasted off on a beautiful Saturday morning October 22nd  to try and catch the heaviest five bass they … or anyone else, had ever seen weighed in during a Canadian Bass Tournament. Last year, the same could be said … and the winning team of Mark Moran and Joey Muszynski set the all time Canadian record with an incredible 31.5 pounds worth of smallmouth bass.

 

The Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open, hosted by the Aurora Bassmasters capitalizes on one of the world’s finest smallmouth fisheries. Like no other, this event offers hard core tournament anglers a realistic opportunity to win one of the highest cash payouts in the country, and at a time of year when records are made to be broken. In 2011, that 31.5 pounds was not surpassed, but the eventual winners of Wayne and his wife Gail Misselbrook of Brooklin Ontario still amassed a huge sack of bass weighing in at 28.5 pounds, for a $20,000 first place prize.  They also tacked on the Shimano Pay to Play win worth almost $5,000.  In an incredibly close 2nd was Scott Murison of Stroud and Paul Hecking of Bradford with 28.2 pounds for a $6,000 cash payout.

 

Veteran late fall smallmouth specialists like Scott Murison readily admit that in order to consistently do well in this tournament “you need to pay your dues.”  By all accounts the Misselbrook’s are the epitome of hard work and proved to everyone that dedication pays off.  Murison was the first to point out how deserving their win was,  “It was a heart breaker to come so close that’s for sure! But I’ve been on the other side and won by.03 as well, so this is all part of the game!! Plus I know Wayne, and he has worked hard to win so this was meant to be for him and Gail. The Misselbrook’s certainly do work hard out there to stay on top of their game.   “We spent four full days prefishing and even during the event we didn’t waste time eating or drinking.” We had several waypoints that produced big bass in pre fish and we ran to about a dozen of them during the day.  We’d give the area 15 or 20 minutes and if it didn’t produce we’d be off,” Wayne explained.

 

In an interview following the event, Wayne told us that when they weighed in 29.50 lbs for a 4th place finish last year the fish were grouped up. “This time however the catchable fish seemed to be spread out. We hit many of the spots where I had caught big fish in the past, which were all GPS’d.  Not all the spots had fish on them that would bite, but the ones that did had big fish on them”.

 

Almost all anglers reported a very tough bite compared  to last year. “We only caught six bass all day – and the one we culled was actually a tagged bass*. When asked what the win means Wayne responded, “To win a premier tournament like the Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open is something that you dream of accomplishing.  To be able to do it with my wife who has supported my fishing for the past 20 years, allowing me to go out and prefish and prepare for these tournaments, is even better. I’m sure over time, we’ll invest the money back into the sport of tournament fishing, including next year’s Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open.

 

As title sponsor Bass Pro Shops has offered the greatest contribution both in cash awards and their marketing and organizational expertise. Additionally platinum sponsors Jack Links Beef Jerky, BoaterExam.com and Toyota Canada were a big player once again in 2011.   Shimano supplied their live release boat and in water weigh-in system. Additionally, they kicked in $2,000 seed money for the Shimano Pay To Play pot and provided rods and reels for prizes. Rapala contributed $2,000 towards the 36th X Spot award. Humminbird/Minn Kota supplied the top team using their products with 2,000 in cash.  Berkley Canada provided all teams with merchandise in their grab bags, gave out product to spectators during the weigh-in and supplied $1,000 cash to the team weighing in the heaviest largemouth bass. Mustang supplied four floater suits and Maple Lodge farms offered a BBQ during the weigh in.  Supporting companies like CL Lures, X Zone Lures and Set the Hook  supplied hidden weight prize packages or contributed to the grab bags for the anglers. Time On The Water Canada organized several draw prize packages for the weigh-in, including a day on the water for three lucky winners with well known tournament anglers Mark Kulik, Dave Chong and John Whyte. Ice fishing guides from “We Pound Em Charts” donated a day on the ice this winter. Sunshine Radio 89.1 FM in Orillia was there to cover the event and promoted it daily all week prior.

 

Total cash payouts for the 2011 BPS Lake Simcoe Open were over $53,500. This was better than a 100% payout in cash and prizes. Anglers paid a $400 entry fee to compete – with an additional optional $40 per team to enter the Shimano Pay To Play. Competing anglers, sponsors, the host City of Orillia and the Canadian tackle industry all recognize the Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open as the premier one day bass fishing tournament in the country.

 

The tournament organizers would like to thank the many volunteers from the Aurora Bassmasters along with support from several Barrie Bassmasters who helped make everything run so smoothly during the morning blast off and during the weigh in. Weigh-in hosts Mike Brown and Jeno Huber.  Additionally, they’d like to thank the Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL), led by Andy Pallotta and his wife Vita for their expertise, logistical support and tournament equipment.  Both anglers and tournament organizers always love coming to the fish-friendly community of Orillia and appreciate their excellent no charge launching and parking facilities. A key figure who helped with so much of the behind the scenes work in Orillia was Doug Bunker of the Orillia Chamber of Commerce.  Finally, organizers of the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open are pleased to announce that they will contribute a total of $1,000 to the local Orillia Big Brothers and Sisters organization.
The Aurora Bassmasters brought back the extremely popular Live Streaming video of the weigh-in event.   The 2011 weigh-in can still be seen at www.simcoeopen.com  and www.aurorabass.com . Media and others can also access photos of the event, by clicking on the Lures and Tours website and this link: http://www.luresandtours.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=154 . High res photos can be obtained by ordering them thru the website with the proper ID number

 

* The Tagged bass was part of a five year research program spearheaded by the Aurora Bassmasters in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources.  This fish was originally caught and tagged during the 2010 BPS Simcoe Open – showing that catch and release really does work.

                                            2011 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open – Top 20 Standings

Position/Angler/Co-Angler- Top 20

Weight-

5 bass limit

Cash Prize

Award/Prize

Big Fish

1 WAYNE MISSELBROOK, GAIL MISSELBROOK

28.5

$20,000.00

Shimano Pay to Play (just under $5000.00)

 

2 SCOTT MURISON, PAUL HECKING

28.2

$6,000.00

 

 
3 *MAT BELZIL, JAY CLAY

27.4

$4,000.00

Humminbird/MinnKota $2000.00

 
4 ROBERT FORMOSA, JAYSON SALIBA

26.65

$3,000.00

 

 
5 *ALEX CAMPBELL, TODD CURRIE

26.45

$2,000.00

 

 
6 *MARK MORAN, JOE MUSZYNSKI

26.4

$1,000.00

 

 
7 *HOWARD GIFFORD, MIKE GIFFORD

24.9

$800.00

 

 
8 JOHN MACDONALD, JIM MACDONALD

24.25

$750.00

 

 
9 ANDREW BONELLO, TIM BONELLO

24

$700.00

 

 
10 DES BARNES, BRENT BARNES

23.95

$650.00

 

 
11 *DEREK STRUB, MIKE DESFORGES

23.05

$600.00

 

 
12 *DAVID JOHNSON, TOM NEVILLE

22.8

$550.00

 

 
13 DAVE KENNEDY, BOB DEVINE

22.35

$500.00

 

 
14 *MATTHEW HOLLAND, JENNIFER SULLIVAN

20.2(4 fish)

$450.00

 

 
15 JOHN DELICATA, FRANK ADAMO

19.7

$400.00

 

 
16 *KAL VAISANEN, BILL WALKER

19.65

Big Gulp $ 1000.00 & Mustang Survival Suit

5.05

17 MIKE MACNEIL ,PAUL ANDERSON

19.5

Mustang Survival Suit

 
18 GERRY HEELS, WIL WEGMAN

18.55(4 fish)

 

 
19 *RUSS WATKINS ,JAY HOTZAK

17.9

 

 
20 PETE SAVIO, JEFF MAGEE

17.3(4 fish)

 

 

Big Fish was won by Bob Boomer and Paul Bryn with a 7.05 smallmouth bass that was worth $2,200 cash             

The Rapala Prize for the team weighing in 36th spot was Patrick Lamour and Frank Rotundo who weighed in 9.2 pounds of bass for a prize of $2000.00 cash

 

For More information, please contact:

Wil Wegman, Aurora Bassmasters

wil.wegman@rogers.com

 

          Wil Wegman

     “Focus On Fishing”

  www.wilwegman.com

 


2011 BASS PRO SHOPS LAKE SIMCOE OPEN – ORILLIA WEIGH-IN STARTS 3PM SATURDAY OCT 22

The five heaviest bass – largemouth or smallmouth will win the tournament.

 

Orillia ON: Canada’s premier one day bass fishing tournament, The Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open hosted by the Aurora Bassmasters is all set to launch on Sat. Oct 22, 2011! A full field of 110 boats each with two anglers fishing as a team, will be vying for a first place finish worth a guaranteed $20,000 in CASH! Although the potential winners will welcome this incredible paycheck for a day’s fishing … what most competitors have their sites on is to break the current, ALL TIME CANADIAN RECORD for five bass weighed in during a Canadian Tournament.  Last year’s winners,  Mark Moran and Joe Muszynski did just that with a sack of smallmouth bass that tipped the scales at an incredible 31.5 pounds! For their win, they also took home the Toyota Record payout, which Bass Pro Shops and Toyota Canada have been paying into for several years.  With the pot accumulating every year … because no one topped the original Canadian record – they were able to amass a grand total of over $50,000 in cash and contingency awards. “This year, we are back to square one with that record payout … so it will be an extra $5,000 over and above the guaranteed $20,000 – if a team weighs in more than Mark and Joey did last year,” explained Herb Quan, president of the Aurora Bassmasters and this year’s Tournament Director.

 

Free Weigh-In

Large crowds of fishing fans and curious onlookers are expected to enjoy the free entertaining weigh in.  Everyone is invited to come out and support Big Brothers and Big Sisters with a charity BBQ hosted by Maple Lodge Farms. There will also be draws for two Mustang Floater Suits – an item most competing anglers will already have on that day, as well as all kinds of other draw prizes. Bass Pro Shops will have several gift cards.  John Whyte, who is one of the competitors also runs Time On The Water Canada and they will have several prizes available for spectators. “There will a draw for three spectators to fish with myself,  Dave Chong, or Mark Kulik, in a mini tournament this November. Someone will also win a day on the hard water this winter with “We Pound Em Charterss” who have donated a day on the ice”, said Whyte.  Shimano and Bass Pro Shops will also be adding great prizes for the draw.     

 

We will also bring back the extremely popular Live Streaming video of the weigh-in event; weather and techno-challenges permitting.  As far as we know, we were the first bass tournament in Canada to successfully broadcast the entire weigh-in live at last year’s record setting event. The 2010 weigh-in can still be seen at www.simcoeopen.com  and www.aurorabassmasters.com and these sites will carry the event live in 2011.

 

For More Information, please contact:

Wil Wegman

wil.wegman@rogers.com

Or Herb Quan:

herbquan@gmail.com

BassTalk 2010 Iroquois Park Cafe & Durham Downtown Bass Club

Canada’s top pro Bass Anglers held another Bass Talk Seminar at Iroquois Park Cafe in Whitby.

The all day seminar had a packed room of ladies, men and kids participating in another Bass Talk Seminar. Top pro anglers, Barry Graves,  Pete Garnier, Garret Green, Rob Webster , Josh Myers and Greg Klatt each gave a one hour seminar about pros secret tactics for bass fishing.

These anglers always score big in tournaments and have the stats to prove it. Six hours of proven techniques and tackle talk had the crowd asking lots of questions during breaks.

Lunch was provided by Iroquois Park Cafe  & Durham Bass Anglers in Whitby.

The Bass Talk group of Dave Chong, Doug Browntidge, Harry Sillen and Melanie Frost kept things running smoothly all day long.

Tables of auction items provided every one in the seminar with a chance to purchase premium tackle and support Fish Hard Dream Hard Charity for young  anglers.

Check out future Ripple Outdoor Podcast episodes for Bass Talk featuring these presenters for great tips on how to help you win at your next tournament or catch more bass next time your fishing

The next Bass Talk is scheduled for March 27 in Trenton

Check out BassTalk.ca for more details and to sign up.

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Bass Talk Seminar Dates for 2010

Bass Talk 2010 Seminar Dates

Angling Outfitters Presents “BASS TALK 2010”

Registration Form

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Location: Angling Outfitters

684460 Governors Rd.(Hwy. 2 West)

Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7W8

519-539-5494 / 519-539-2367

Register by Sat. Jan. 16, 2010 to qualify for Valuable Early Bird Prizes!


Golden Horseshoe Bass Anglers Presents “BASS TALK 2010”

Registration Form

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Location: RCL Branch # 622

12 King St. E

Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1J8

905-662-4171

Register by Sun. Jan. 24, 2010 to qualify for Valuable Early Bird Prizes!


Downtown Bass Anglers Present “BASS TALK 2010”

Registration Form

Sunday, Mar. 14th, 2010 8:00AM

Location: Iroquois Park Sports Centre

500 Victoria St.

Whitby, Ontario L1N 9G4 905-668-7765

www.downtownbassanglers.com

*Register by Sun. Feb. 28th, 2010 to win valuable prizes!


Radioworld Presents “BASS TALK 2010”

Registration Form

Sunday, April 11th, 2010 8:00AM

Location: Radioworld

4335 Steeles Ave. West Toronto, Ontario M3N 1V7

416-667-1000 Toll-free 1-866-666-8600

www.radioworld.ca

*Register by Sun. March. 28th, 2010 in order to be included in a Special Early Bird Draw!


Paddletales Tackle Presents “BASS TALK 2010”

Registration Form

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 8:00AM

Location: Paddletales Tackle

510 St. Lawrence St. Winchester, Ontario K0C 2K0

613-774-2277 Toll-free 1-888-886-8815

www.paddletales.com

*Register by Sat. Mar. 3rd, 2010 in order to be included in a Special Early Bird Draw!