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In-Fisherman crew tapes action

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 on Rainy Lake.

Luring in the anglers

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, it’s not just the quest for prize money that lures anglers here.

Heavier bass reeled in at tourney

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 anglers to be 2.5 pounds (15.5").