Dave Chong Lands 8.02 Pound Smallmouth Bass

On Friday Oct. 24, 2014 Dave Chong of Aurora Ontario went fishing with good friend, Steve Neveu of Cobourg. Just as they were about to take off, Dave realized he forgot his net in the back of the truck. Steve offered to grab it and quickly ran back. "There are two nets - the smaller one should be fine," Dave yelled out.  Once there Steve saw a rather big EGO net and another that was even larger.  Steve brought back the “Really Big" EGO net so Dave looked at him with a grin and asked if he thought one of them might be catching a "Really Big" fish and without hesitating, his response was "Absolutely!"

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2014 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open Results

Paul Castellano and Taro Murata Win Big at 2014 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open!

For Immediate Release: Oct 22, 2014
Orillia, Ontario Canada: 63 boats and 126 anglers fishing as two person teams blasted off on the relatively calm waters of Lake Couchiching October 18th to compete in Canada’s premier one day bass tournament. All teams would strive to find, catch and ultimately bring back in their livewells the heaviest five bass that they possibly could - but only the winners would take home the guaranteed $10,000 cash payout. Everyone was aware that winds would be the deciding factor and as the strong breeze shifted from the Southwest to Northwest those northerly gusts would force some teams to turn around and call it a day before it ever really started.

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BPS Lake Simcoe Open Welcomes Back Big Jim as MC

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2014
Orillia, Ontario Canada: Organizers of the Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open bass tournament, hosted by the Aurora Bassmasters, are very happy to announce they have re-signed the legendary Big Jim McLaughlin to be MC of their tournament weigh-in ceremonies for the 2014 event out of Orillia Oct 18th. 

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2012 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open Results and Details

Formosa and Saliba Win 2012 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open For Fourth Time!

Orillia, Ontario Canada: As 100 boats and 200 anglers blasted off on the calm waters of Lake Couchiching the morning of October 20th, many were surprised they had to deal with four foot waves as soon as they entered Lake Simcoe. Some turned around and headed back for calmer waters while others prevailed ... carefully manoeuvring their bass boats to productive fishing waters they found during practice period the week before. The Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open, hosted by the Aurora Bassmasters capitalizes on one of the world’s finest smallmouth fisheries.

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Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open Brings On Big Jim as MC

Big Jim McLaughlin Orillia, Ontario Canada: Organizers of the Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open bass tournament, hosted by the Aurora Bassmasters, are thrilled to announce they have signed the legendary Big Jim McLaughlin to be MC of their tournament weigh-in ceremonies for the 2012 event out of Orillia Oct 20th. "It's been many years since I won my second Canadian Championship out of Orillia, but when I see the weights that come in now for a 5 fish limit surpassing even those of the old 6 fish tournament limit... I am absolutely jacked to be the Emcee at the 2012 BASS PRO SHOPS LAKE SIMCOE OPEN Canada's Premier one day bass fishing tournament. PERIOD!" - said Big Jim.

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