2010 Lake Simcoe Open Media Notice

Bass Pro Shop Lake Simcoe Open

On Saturday October 23rd, 2010 Canada's premier bass tournament will take place out of Couchiching Beach Park in downtown Orillia Ontario. A full field of Canada's top anglers (200 in all) will leave the waterfront Saturday morning at 8am and return by 3pm to have their five heaviest bass weighed. At stake? A guaranteed $25,000 top prize for the winner ... with an opportunity to more than double that with various contingency and awards. Also available... a brand new Toyota Truck and Tracker boat worth about $100,000 if an Ontario record smallmouth bass is weighed in.  Further, the Toyota Truck Record Payout will offer a total bonus of $20,000 over and above the regular 1st place prize package to the winners if the winning team sets a new Canadian Tournament Record.  2009 Champions, Barry Graves and Jason Gough weighed in at 29lbs even for five bass and received $34,300 for their day fishing. Their weight was just shy of the previous Canadian one-day tournament record of 30.35lbs. Known for its record setting weights and monster smallmouth bass, this has truly become a must-fish event for competitive bass anglers across the country.

The free and exciting weigh-in ceremonies are open to the public and will commence at approx 2:30pm. The public will be able to watch some of the biggest smallmouth bass in the country weighed in by MC Dave Mercer of Fact of Fishing - The Show.   Dave will not only be MC'ing this event, but will partner-up with Getting Schooled TV show host JP DeRose to try and win the 2010 BPS Open. Other notable anglers fishing this prestigious catch and release event include Canada's own Bob Izumi, open water smallmouth guru's Mike DesForges and Derek Strub and former winners the Gifford brothers, Bob Formosa and Jason Saliba, John McDonald and Steve Hawkins.

This event consistently see's near record weights every year and many anglers are predicting 2010 will be the year a new all time Canadian bass tournament record is set. Be part of the action in Orillia this Saturday!

For more information, please visit the official web site of the Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open at www.simcoeopen.com  Please join our Facebook Group at Bass Pro Shops Open!

Press Release prepared by

Wil Wegman