McClymont, Horbaiuk take Lake Despair title

Manitoba anglers Terry McClymont and Jaret Horbaiuk took home the top prize of $5,000 yesterday at Lake Despair Lodge’s sixth-annual “Castin’ for Cash” live release bass tournament.
McClymont and Horbaiuk netted a two-day total combined weigh in of 24.86 pounds; 12.58 pounds on Saturday and 12.28 pounds on Sunday.
Day 1 leaders Pat Steele and Ralph Galusha finished in second-place only slightly behind McClymont and Horbaiuk with a combined weight of 24.00 pounds.
Jon Evans and Gus McFadden took home third place with a combined weight of 23.54 pounds.
Evans and McFadden netted the big bag of the second day, an impressive 13.12 pounds, en route to collecting the $1,500 third-place prize.
The husband and wife team of Jodi and Carrie Shypit had one of the most consistent performances of the tournament netting weights of 11.42 pounds on Day 1 and 11.58 pounds on Day 2 for a two-day total of 23.00 pounds.
The combined weight earned the Shypits $1,000 for their fourth place finish.
Jeff Gustafson and August Collingson rounded out the top five with a two-day combined weight of 22.22 pounds.
The pair followed up their Day 1 catch of 9.52 pounds with an outstanding Day 2 effort of 12.70 pounds to claim the $500 fifth place prize.
Last year’s champions Wayne Howard and Jason Cain finished in ninth position, reeling in a two-day combined weight of 19.56 pounds.
Matt Redford and Jamie Krukowski earned $500 for bringing in the biggest fish Saturday afternoon with an impressive 3.96 pound bass—the largest fish netted throughout the course of the weekend.
Anglers Terry Dolk and Ray Ducharme earned the $500 big fish prize on Day 2 for their 3.78 pound bass.
Don Copenace and Greg Swire won a new trolling motor courtesy of Pinewood Sports for coming closest to the Hidden Weight.
The weight was set at 14.41 pounds prior to the tournament.
Swire and Copenace finished the two-day competition with a combined weight of 14.64 pounds.
The $400 prize for the top team with an angler under the age of 15 went to Grant and Dylan Swire.
Jodi and Carrie Shypit rounded out the cash winners taking home $400 courtesy their finishing as the top male and female team.