The team of Chris and Cory Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada won the 22nd Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament with a two day total of 61.29 pounds. Chris Johnston says they got word about the quality of the fishery and made their first ever trip to Sturgeon Bay a good one….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/chris1.mp3|titles=Chris Johnston]
Cory Johnston said that the conditions here are similar to home and also tells us where they caught the fish that helped them win the tournament….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/cory1.mp3|titles=Cory Johnston]
Day 1 leaders Mark Courts and Matt Rydberg finished 2nd with 59.94 pounds and Caleb Colwell and Chad Adrians were 3rd with 59.50 pounds while a Sturgeon Bay team of Joe Kaminski and David Kruck finished 6th. Tournament President and Director Ken Ellis said that the winning weight set a new record that should catch national attention….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ken1.mp3|titles=Ken Ellis]
The big fish for the tournament was 6.22 pounds while Sturgeon Bay’s John Kolodziej and Jonathon Meachem caught Saturday’s big bass (5.95 pounds).