The Sunset Merchants finished out of playoff contention at the Intermediate ‘A’ fastball championship last weekend in Steinbach, Man., winding up with a 2-2 record. The Merchants, representing the Rainy River District Fastball League, won the provincial crown last season after finishing the tournament with a perfect 8-0 record. The […]

Eadie Stephenson of Winnipeg needed a playoff hole to beat local golfer Carol Livingston by one stroke at the annual ladies tournament Saturday at Kitchen Creek. Both carded 77 after 18 holes, setting the stage for Stephenson’s victory on the first sudden-death playoff hole. She managed to par the 10th […]

While the other twosomes carried their fish across the stage to be weighed Sunday afternoon, the teams of Dave and Norm Lindsay, Frank and Terry McClymont, Mike Salvador and Ken Wright, Gary Lake and Randy Amenrud, and Rick Savage and Steven Green waited on the dock. These five teams were […]

The Ministry of Natural Resources reported a “significant” increase in the average weight of the 492 bass caught and tagged during this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Darryl McLeod, area biologist with the MNR here, said they found the average weight of this year’s bass hauled in by the […]

“Anyone in the top 20 can win this tournament tomorrow,” Dave Lindsay said during Saturday afternoon’s weigh-in at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. “I hate to be in first place for the first two days of fishing.” On Sunday, the Lindsay brothers were far down on the third dock […]

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is definitely making a name for itself in the fishing world. And in the eyes of the anglers, it’s one of the best bass tournaments around. But what is it that sets this derby apart from the others? According to Phil Killeen of Winnipeg, […]

In just its third season, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is fast becoming one of the most recognizable bass tournaments in both Canada and the U.S. And that profile was given an even bigger boast last weekend when the “In-Fisherman” TV show decided to tape the weekend’s action out […]

Children got a “reel” chance to hook on to some great fishing advice Friday morning during the first “Kids’ Pathway to Fishing” seminar under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. At least 10 informational stations, each manned by a volunteer educator, saw about 90 youngsters pass through, hearing […]

The 104 teams fishing in the third-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship here last weekend may have had the spotlight under the big tent during the weigh-ins but kids hooked on fishing had their share of the glory, too. The second-annual Kids’ Paddle Boat Tournament, a catch-and-release event sponsored by […]

With 104 of the best angling teams entered in this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship–one thing was for certain. It would take three consecutive days of impressive catches to capture the title as the top team–and the $21,000 first-place prize that went along with that prestigious honour. Organizers had […]

Emo Speedway promoter Sonny Ferris admitted they have experienced attendance problems this season, forcing him to slice drivers’ payouts. With an average decrease of “around 75 to 100” spectators each Friday night of racing, Ferris was forced to slice the top payout to the drivers in each division in order […]