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Monday, July 9, 2018
Chris Johnston Wins 2018 Canadian Open Pro/Am with 50-96lbs!
Johnston Bros. 1st and 3rd. By Luigi De Rose
Chris Johnston again proves he is a smallmouth master. (Photo: John Whyte)
Under a historic cold front where the air temp dropped almost 20C and the wind kicked up after a week of hot, humid weather Lake Simcoe/ Lake Couchiching still illustrates why it is one of the best smallmouth lake on the planet. Prefishing saw giant smallmouth cruising shallow shoals, glued to boulders and feeding on deep flats. Fresh off a stellar FLW Tour season, Chris Johnston put together two stellar 5-bass limits, 26-35lbs and 24-06lbs, to capture the Canadian Open Pro/Am. Second place went to Brian Huges who landed 50lbs. Newly minted dad, Cory Johnston grabbed third with 48-04lbs. Forth went to Simcoe ace John Whyte with 48-04lbs and Seb Roy finished 5th with 46-03lbs anchored by a 6-05lbs bass, the tournament's largest bass.