Chasing Team 46 … Check it.
Canada’s premium professional angling tour, Renegade Bass, and its army of skilled Anglers roll into Cornwall Ontario this week chasing Scott Lefebvre and Rob Yantha, now the 2012 team of the year points race leaders.
This event stop on the St Lawrence River officially marks the halfway point of the tour season. And fortunately for this Canadian Professional Angling Team, they are red hot and poised to pull away from the field if they can figure out how to load the boat with GIANT Lake St. Francis small mouth bass.
After a predictable cheque cashing finish on the sewage saturated Ottawa River a few weeks ago, team 46 is riding the momentum and confidence needed to tighten their choke hold on the rest of the Renegade field of competitors.
St. Lawrence River near Ottawa Ontario is not only the countries capital city, but its the big musky capital of the world. Some may argue that point, but they’d be wrong. There are few bodies of water that can yield 50+ inch musky regularly. For years I’ve heard people saying the St. Lawrence would produce the next world record musky, and in November 2008, it did just that.
Dale MacNair, was on the St. Lawrence River in late November when he hooked on to the fish of a lifetime. A biggest muskellunge ever recorded. His incredible catch was 57″ long, more than 33″ around and weighed a earth shattering 77 pounds (35kg)!
Some fishermen spend they entire lives chasing a 50 inch musky, but after only one year in search of muskie, MacNair caught one that was almost 60 inches!
It’s a special occasion when such a massive fish is caught, but what makes it even more special is that this behemoth was released and swam away strong.
via The Tribune