Message from the 2023 CTMBO Co Chair's:
Excitement is in the air for the 9th Annual Canadian Tire Mitchell’s Bay Open Bass Tournament! 95 teams will compete for this year’s payout and prizes worth more than $45,000! We would like to welcome back many returning teams and welcome our new angler teams.
We want to thank all of our sponsors, existing and new, for all their support. Our communications with our existing sponsors is a yearlong process and we continually look for new interest in our tournament as well.
Highlights for 2023:
Sons of Kent Night: Wed. June 7th
Angler Night: Thursday, June 8th: We look forward to hosting our popular Angler's Night this year. This is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and show support for our sponsors, anglers, media outlets, local politicians and volunteers.
Live Coverage Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th: We expect to return to a large turnout of spectators for our weigh-ins and awards complete with a spectator give away. Arrangements have been made to continue with the partnership for live coverage through social media of the weigh-ins and awards. Family and friends who cannot attend the event will be able to watch from the comfort of home. The weigh in will be held back at the Mitchell's Bay Marina.
Live Release Boat: Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th: The Live Release Boat and crew are booked and we look forward to working with them again this year.
Children's Event: Saturday, June 10th: 20 local children will be treated to a morning of fishing, a barbecue lunch, and a nature interpretive hike through a wet land restoration project that proceeds from this tournament went to support. As per previous year's, the program culminates with a trip to the weigh-in stage where the children receive fishing rods, reels, gear, tackle box and sport equipment. The testimonials from the parents for this program have touched our hearts and been one of our most gratifying experiences. These children come from backgrounds that rarely give them opportunity to fish or own their own equipment to do so.
Once again we are sending a big shout out to all our “Sea of Red” volunteers who spend endless hours preparing for and helping during this exciting event!
Tom Beaton, Carol Ann Belanger, Christie Smith