By Josh McFaddin

It was another action packed year for the KBI, and from start to finish, the event was nothing less than exciting. Competitors from across North America came to Kenora, Ontario to target the heaviest largemouth and smallmouth bass they could find, and claim the cash prize for $25,000.
This year we were proud to have two boats flying the FXR banner.  Josh Peacock and teammate in one, and Matt Peters with Dustin Byfuglien in the other.
Both teams fought the extreme elements on the first two days, with team Matt and Dustin landing themselves in the top 3 on day one.
Weights were slightly down on day two, however Josh Peacock, with his special skill in targeting heavy Largemouth to thank, crushed a tank at 5.26 pounds and cashed a check for biggest bass.

Matt Peters and Dustin Byfuglien with a heavy 3rd place bag from day 1.

Matt Peters and Dustin Byfuglien with a heavy 3rd place bag from day 1.

Josh Peacock with partner Kris Soderman, showing off their day 3 largies.

Josh Peacock with partner Kris Soderman, showing off their day 3 largies.

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4. Picture perfect smallmouth, fresh out of the bag, just before the official weigh-in

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Josh Peacock showing off the 5+ pound largemouth to the crowd on day 2

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Team Matt and Dustin, digging through the livewell just before the official weigh-ins, filling a bag with their day 3 catch.

Josh Peacock keeping the fish healthy, floating the catch along in the weigh-in line.

Josh Peacock keeping the fish healthy, floating the catch along in the weigh-in line.

No bad days on the water, as Matt Peters fires off a smile after 3 long days of competing.

No bad days on the water, as Matt Peters fires off a smile after 3 long days of competing.

Time to hit the main stage with Matt.

Time to hit the main stage with Matt.

Matt thanking the crowd and chatting details on how the day went for him and Dustin Byfuglien on the water.

Matt thanking the crowd and chatting details on how the day went for him and Dustin Byfuglien on the water.

Josh Peacock with partner Kris Soderman, showing off their day 3 largies.