Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kingston Canadian Open 2016 - Final Results & Weigh in Pics

And that's that!, the 2016 Kingston Canadian open is officially closed.. congrats to this years come from behind winner Steve Voros  (67.05lbs) who edged out the family Climpson to take home $12K as well as the hardware.

Paul Climpson slid into second place with 66.1lbs while son Cal Climpson dropped to 4th with 64.45lbs. Joe Fonzi make the move into 3rd place with a Day 3 bag over 25lbs that included a 6.75lb monster.

I really enjoyed the Bass Master style weighing, though the crowd seemed much smaller and it was much harder to get a good pic. There are some bugs to work-out but hey, it was worth a shot.

Congrats to all the winners.. see ya in 2017

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kingston Canadian Open Day 2 Results

the Climpson family seems to be taking the place of Johnston family as this years Kingston Open royal family. 

With day 2 in the books Cal Climpson weighed in another 23lbs giving him the two day lead of 46.85lbs. Paul Climpson still sitting in 2nd with 46.6lbs... Yeah it's that close. Steve Voros has jumped into 3rd place with just over 43lbs and Bob Izumi climbs all the way to 4th from his Day1 10th place finish.

It's a close one on the am side as well, new leader Andrew Buzdon has 45.8lbs and day 1 leader Evan Heatherington has 45.5lbs.

Bring on day 3... If you're in the Kingston don't  t miss the 3pm weigh held in the krock centre arena 

Big fish was this monster 7.02lbs caught by Darren Izumi

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kingston Canadian Open 2016 - Day 1 Results

Day 1 of the Kingston Canadian Open is in the books, and as usual there are some familiar faces and names on the leader board.

Cal Climpson is the day 1 leader on the pro side with 23.45lbs, followed by Paul Climpson (hmm wonder if there's a relation there lol). In third is John Whyte and although I may be bias he's always on my routing list.

Other notable mentions are local Kingston angler Lenny Devos (5th) and of course fan favourite Bob Izumi in 10th.

The leader on the Am side is Even Heatherington, a talented angler that easily could be fishing the pro-side. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

ICAST 2016 - Best in Show Winners

ICAST2016 is officially in the books, and if you are like me your social media streams have been hammered with images from all the amazing products (and the odd dud) featured in this years ICAST new product show case.. from the hundreds and hundreds or products showcased there can only be a few select that are crowned "Best in Show" a title that will launch small start-ups to stardom or just help line the pockets of the big guns that already run the industry.

Here they are the Best in Show Winners from the 2016 ICAST show.. Bass anglers edition

New Product Showcase

ICAST 2016 Overall Best of Show – Johnson Outdoors – MINN KOTA

Media Contact: Jim Edlund

Best of Show – Freshwater Rod – St. Croix Rods

Media Contact: Dena Woerner

Best of Show – Freshwater Reel – Lew’s Fishing Tackle

Media Contact: Gary Dollahon

Best of Show – Hard Lure – Savage Gear USA

Product: 3D Suicide Duck
Media Contact: Carmen MacDonald

Best of Show – Soft Lure – Squidnation

Media Contact: Bill Pino

Best of Show – Lifestyle Apparel – Under Armour, Inc.

Media Contact: Heather Miller

Best of Show – Technical Apparel – Plano Synergy

Media Contact: Josh Lantz

Best of Show – Boating Accessories – Johnson Outdoors, Inc.

Media Contact: Jim Edlund


Best of Show – Boats – Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, Inc.

Media Contact: David Hadden

Best of Show – Combo – Lew’s Fishing Tackle

Media Contact: Gary Dollahon

Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoors – Humminbird

Product: HELIX 10 SI
Media Contact: Jim Edlund

Best of Show – Eyewear – Costa

Product: Rafael
Media Contact: Liza Jones

Best of Show – FishSmart – Adventure Products

Media Contact: Grant Corbett

Best of Show – Line – G. Pucci & Sons, Inc.

Media Contact: Stefano Pucci

Best of Show – Tackle Management – Cobra Garage Door Storage

Media Contact: Pete Wagner

Best of Show – Terminal Tackle – Trapper Tackle

Media Contact: Noel Vick