Element of luck involved

Within the first two or three minutes of covering Chris Johnston, he had a fish nearly take the rod out of his hands. Much like the rest of the field, Johnston is fishing without a hook on the final day of practice, so he shook it off. It doesn’t appear that getting bites is the issue for the first ever Canadian Elite Series Champion.

“I think it may be a numbers game,” said Johnston. “There’s definitely a bit of luck to it, but being on the right program and getting a few lucky bites will be the deal.”

Johnston claims that he hasn’t boated a fish since the first day of practice, but did mention that a few of the fish he boated were big ones. It will be interesting to see just how big some of the fish are that he has gotten to bite.