It has been quite a week! On Wednesday Erik Luzak and I earned a 1st place finish at the MLF Canada Team Showdown on Cameron Lake in Fenelon Falls, Ontario! It still feels surreal! This qualifier event earned us the opportunity to represent Canada and compete at the Major League Fishing Toyota Series Championship which takes place November 2-4 on Table Rock Lake in Missouri.
The 1-day Cameron Lake event had a unique format where teams brought in their 6 biggest bass (3 in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon) for a combined overall weight. This event and experience means a lot for several reasons. This is the third FLW/MLF international Division qualifier that we’ve fished together. In 2018 we won the FLW Canada Cup on my home water, the Bay of Quinte. That win qualified us to compete at the FLW Costa Championship on Lake Guntersville in Alabama that same year. It was the experience of a lifetime for both Erik and I! This time however, we earned the win on Erik’s home water in Fenelon Falls which was special in that of itself! I’ve known Erik for a long time and we have an absolute blast together! We chat all throughout the day (if you know either of us, you know that we talk a LOT 😆), we share stories and lots of laughs, and we fish hard! We keep each other positive through the ups and downs of tournament fishing. Our emotions tested us at the start of the day on Wednesday with a lost fish that broke off at the boat. We stayed positive and shortly afterward, Erik hooked into a beauty 5.86lbs largie which also earned us a big fish prize for the morning portion of the event!
Our day had ups and downs but we were able to put the right 6 fish in the boat with a lead of over 3.5lbs. Congratulations to all the talented anglers who found the right fish at this event, it wasn’t an easy task!
A huge thank you to CSFL/MLF Canada for a wonderful experience as always! A special thank you to my partners for their support: Yamaha Motor Canada, Power-Pole, Garmin, Fogh Marine, Hobie Fishing, Striker, Mustang Survival, SAIL, YakAttack, and Otter Outdoors. Thank you to my Eric, my family, Erik’s family, and his partner Emily, who were all cheering us on! 💜 I can’t wait for Table Rock in November!