The first tournament of the season took place on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the annual MBA Falcon Lake opener. The G-Loomis Skeleton Cup was also the first qualifying event on the Kickerfish Bass Series. The fishing is always tough on opening day but this past Saturday’s tournament proved to be even tougher due to the sudden drop in temperature from the mid-twenties Manitoba had been seeing days before May 14. Tough as it was, Derek Stannard and Chris Tholl managed to catch their 5 bass limit, winning the tournament with a total weight of 12.27 lbs with a kickerfish of 3.27 lbs! Their big bass came in second to the Big Bass Award of 4.29 lbs brought in by the team of Josh Peacock and Clay Lajeunesse.
Congrats to Josh Peackock and Clay Lajeunesse on their 3rd place finish overall!