Twenty Eight Years, And Still Going Strong

The Frances Canadian Bass Championship will celebrate its twenty fifth year of competition in July 2019.

The dream of a catch & release smallmouth bass tournament on Rainy Lake first surfaced after the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail held its first annual Championship on Rainy Lake in the fall of 1990. Many of the anglers that fished that walleye tournament were amazed with the quality of the smallmouth bass fishery on Rainy Lake.

Historic Results

All-Time Tournament Record Holders

Biggest Fish – 1998 – Denny Nelson & Dave Smith (5.94 lbs)
Biggest Single-Day Catch – 2002 – Mike Luhman & Mark Raveling (22.28 lbs)
Biggest Three-Day Catch – 2021 – Troy Norman & Jay Samsal (62.10 lbs)