In its fifth year, this was the worst weather the BCC has had to contend with, and Lake St. Clair still didn't disappoint. With the strong northeast winds in the forecast, a couple of additional launches were added before the tournament to help the anglers find sheltered water and get away from the wind. The Mitchell's Bay launch on the Canadian side of Lake St. Clair was the popular choice, where five of the top ten anglers fished.
This included Tim Percy of Belle River, ON (aka Mighty Mouse) who took top spot with a three-bass total of 55.75”. David Lesar of Macomb, MI finished second with a 54”total. Both will have the opportunity to represent their countries at the 2015 Hobie Fishing World Championships in China this fall.
The BCC Challenge Cup was once again won by the Canadian anglers, with the Americans closing the gap from previous years. There were seventy one Canadians versus fifty one American anglers, which is a closer ratio than 2014 where there were just over twenty American anglers. Having a separate venue in Metro Detroit for the after event dinner and awards helped to attract a larger American participation.
With live scoring for kayak bass tournaments becoming popular, the iAngler App was a successful addition to the Border City Classic, which made it possible to consistently judge both sides of the border.
The weather did put a damper on getting out on the water for pictures of the anglers that we have been able to get previous years, thanks to Julie Nowicki Photography.