Winnipeg anglers top LaBelle’s tourney

Ted Stewner and John Guzej of Winnipeg finished atop the leaderboard at the fifth-annual Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic at LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp over the weekend—earning themselves the $5,000 first-place cheque.
The pair netted a two-day total weight of 45.60 pounds to finish ahead of the 75 other teams competing this year.
They also reeled up the biggest fish of the tournament—a 5.68-pound lunker.
This is the third year Stewner has taken top honours at LaBelle’s tournament.
Wisconsin anglers Scott Ourada and John Allen, meanwhile, brought in a two-day total of 43.78 pounds to finish second—pocketing $2,500.
Terry Gill and Rueben Gibbins of Morson finished in third place (42.76 pounds), which earned them $1,400.
Finishing in fourth spot, with a two-day total weight of 42.70 pounds, was the team of Wayne and Dean Howard. They won $1,000 for their efforts.
And rounding out the top five were locals Steve Ballan and Doug McBride, who finished with a two-day total weight of 42.64 pounds to take home $750.
Tom Pearson and Eric Lessman earned $300 for reeling in the biggest fish on Day 1 of the competition on Saturday (5.60 pounds).