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swampbuck

Wish us luck, of to Fort Frances

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Hope we can do well again this year at the Fort Frances Canadian bass championship! Myself and chad Johnson will be pre fishing for 6 days then 3 days of the event,we led day one last year, hopefully we can put together three solid days!

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Tear 'em up, John. Hopefully, Reid wins some money too because he has a rather large debt to pay off right now - to me.

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Don't you mean Chad "OchoCinco"? Anyways go get those piggies!

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Wishing you guys the best.

Show the Candian boys that MN boys can put fish in the boat! :o)

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Well thank's for the comments. We had a great event ending up in 7th place. I have to say that this is the FIRST time I have ever said going out on the final day of a tournament that we were fishing for 2nd place! Moynagh and Thrun had them wired again. I give them credit as they have led the event for 5 straight days. the last time they were not leading was day one in 08 when we had a big bag and led on day one!

I am proud of our finish as we had to adapt and fish different areas and techniques each day.

The tent ride was awesome, want to be able to do it again next year.

Our pre fishing was the worst in 10 years of doing the event ( for bass) We did catch some big pike, big eyes and even a nice Muskie.

They hada few openeings and if you want fish the most fun event give it a try!

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Nice pictures! What is that growth on that eyes head about?

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I was wondering if anyone would notice.

I caught a couple of eyes that had them, that one was by his head, about a golf ball sized thing very hard not sure what it was.

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Nice job John! RT and I need to get back up and do the IFalls. Man Moynagh needs a haircut!!

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Moynagh must be part smallmouth(i'm sure a few tricks picked up in the FLW doesn't hurt either), that is impressive to say the least against that large of field of excellent smallmouth guys. All those canada guys that is all they do is fish those glacier lakes for smallies.

Ya, Chad said you guys had to do something different everyday to get them go to.

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Hey Swampbuck, since you aren't fishing the Falls tourney how about sharing a few of your hotspots so a guy has a chance to cash a check in that one, since you stole all our hot spots in the Fort Tourney, hahahha

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