Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing.. Coming Soon!

July 19,20, 21

It is now officially July, and with that my thoughts have turned to one if not thee premiere Canadian Bass fishing event of the 2012 season... The Kingston Canadian Open 

This is the events 3rd year in existence, and being that it is held right in my back yard it gives me a great front row seat to the weigh in and results. The Kingston Open really draws in a "who's who" of canadian anglers, it includes some of the sports top tournament names including Derek Strub, Rob LaFrambois, Mike Desforges and Doug Brownridge. On the celebrity side last years entrants included Bob Izumi as well as WFN's JP DeRose, both of which had pretty decent showings (Bob's son actually won the Amateur side of the event). For me this year my money is on fellow Dobyns team member Ryan Suassana, he had a great showing last year and is on a roll to start 2012

For those of you not familiar with the event, here is a quick rundown for ya, the Kingston Canadian Open is a 3 day Pro/Am event capped at 80 boats (160 Anglers). Top prize on the Pro side is a whopping $40,000 in cash, and on the Amateur side it is a $15,000 boat package.

As this is a Pro/Am event each boat will have 1 Pro and 1 Amateur angler, at the start of each day Amateur anglers will be paired up with a different Pro angler, so they dont get to comfortable...lol. As with most tournament formats, the anglers will be weighing in 5 fish bags at the end of each day, the anglers with the highest overall weight after three days will be leaving with some extra change in their pocket

(payout chart taken from CSFL.ca)

So if you are in the Kingston area on July 19 -21st, be sure to head down to the water front for one of the daily 3pm weigh-ins, not only will you get to see some of Canada's top anglers, but you will get to check out some great sponsor tables filled with new gear as well freebies.

P.S: This is a very kid friendly event, with free lawn chairs provided, concessions and lots of fishing gear being handed out, this is a great way to get your kids introduce to the tournament end of the sport.

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