Bass Pro Shop Lake Simcoe Open a huge success

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October’s weather may have decided what fishing technique was going to win as 59 teams competed in the inaugural open this year. Formerly know as the the AuraBass Masters this year Bass Pro Shop Canada put it support and commitment behind this tournament.

Other great sponsors also made this  tournament possible by their support and commitment. Maple Toyota,Tracker Boats, Yamaha , Shimano, Normark Canada, Berkley, Trilene, Gulp, Rapala, Terminator FishingLures, Hummingbird, Minnkota, GE Money, Boat Smart, Strike King, Ontario Parks, Mustang Survival and of course those great tasting Johnsonville Brats.

Herb Quan president of Aurora Bass Masters and all the volunteers ensured everything ran as smooth as it could even during the constant rain! Dave Mercer was a fantastic MC!

Bass Pro  Shop Lake Simco Open 2007

George Wallace Marketing Manager of Vaughn’s Bass Pro Shop was showing off his culinary skills as he BBQed up those wonderful tasting Johnsonville Brats.

George Wallace

 With out the volunteers and sponsors event like this just won’t happen. Remember that next time your thinking about purchasing products.






BIG BASS of the day was boated by Mark Kulik and weighed in at 7.02 pounds. That helped teammate Dave Kennedy and him make the top ten finish with 22.7 lbs.

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 Do you think Bob Formosa was excited when MC Dave Mercer announced the team’s total weights?


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Big winners of the event were team mates Bob Formosa of Mississauga & Jayson Saliba of Windsor with a limit of smallmouth weighing 29.22 pounds.



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Bob Formosa & Jayson Saliba the 2007 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open CHAMPS  












My thanks to the Canadian Sport Fishing Leauge and Vita Pallotta and all the other volunteers for their help on Saturday! Thanks also to Wil Wegman for those press releases.


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