Day Two – The Fish Fight Back!

“We got taken to school by Rainy Lake today!”

That opinion was shared by more than one angler in the second day of the 11th Annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The total number of fish caught was down, but more importantly, the total weight of fish was down by close to 60 pounds.

Ron Lindner, who along with his partner Dan Lindner brought in a day’s catch of only six lbs, less than a third of their day one tally, saw their position slip from third place to 50th. “At 2:00PM we didn’t have any fish at all,” he said, “but we managed to land a couple in the last hour of fishing.”

At the end of the day, the Day Two leaders are Mark Libitka from Kenora and his partner Dave Bennett from Sioux Narrows with a two day total of 36.49lbs. Less than a pound away are Day One leaders James Lindner and Mike Hehner (from the Minneapolis area) with 35.59lbs, while third place is held by Dave Lindsay (Keewatin) and Lee Lindsay (Sioux Narrows) with 35.50lbs.

The big fish of the day was caught by Steve Luhman and Glen Getschell which tipped the scales at 5.30lbs.

(Pictured above are Ryan and Mike Teigen from Fargo ND showing off their five fish which was the largest catch of the day (19.42lbs) and good enough to propel them into ninth spot overall.)