Let me be the first one here to congratulate Dave Reault on his win at the Canadian Open this weekend by I think about 7 or 8 pounds over the rest of the field. Steve Clapper was second, Mike Blair was third and I think Charlie Hartley was 4th. Once again, congratulations Dave and it was nice seeing you back in Canada again.
QUOTE(DRP @ Jul 5 2004, 03:48 PM)4 out of 5 were won on St.Clair.....Charlie Hartley was the only winner from Erie....
You mean Clapper didn't go to Erie? Unless there was a Tsunami....I'll bet he spent at least two days there.
Way to go!!! Dave Reault. It was great to see you win. Winning by 8lbs is something to be proud of. It was great meeting you all there and it was a fun event for me to MC. I hope you all had a great time and I will see you next year.
Thanks Hoov for posting those links. Sorry Dan, thought I emailed you the results but looking at my sent items, I didn't. Had started to post them on your site but they got all scrunched together, then must have forgot to send the file. Clapper has not won the Open yet that I can remember, although he has been in the top 5 of all the events on StClair. Only one angler fished Erie on day 3 due to wind, and that was Mark Duerr, everyone else either turned around and came back to Clair or tried to get fish in the river or at the mouth of it. Past winners that come to mind are Simon Frost (Lake StCLair), Dave McDonald (LSC), Charlie Hartley (Erie), Al Patton (LSC) and now Dave Reault (?). Hope I didn't forget anyone.
It must have been something out of the Perfect Storm to turn Clapper back. That guy is made of titanium leather! I guess when someone almost wins that many times, you just have to figure he got one of them...
Knowing Dave, he probably caught his fish all over the place, unless one of his secret 'junk' spots really turned on... which he does have a knack for. He's shy though so he probably won't post any exciting tales from his victory...
Dan, It paid back my entry fee plus a bit so I was pretty happy. Nice to be on the other side of things again and back on the water. Too many years spent behind the computer instead of the steering wheel, it was a real fun week.