Radioworld is hosting its 5th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar on Saturday December 7th 2013. Doors will open at 9:15am and we will get underway with our first seminar at 9:30am. Full details can be found below.
Be sure to join us and learn from some of the top ice anglers in southern Ontario!
We had an awesome turn out last Saturday at our 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale with over 100 people in attendance! Thanks to all who came out to take in the seminars and the great deals we had on ice fishing products!
The day started off with Humminbird pro staff, Barry Graves, sharing some of his hotspots on Lake Simcoe and his approach to finding those spots. His seminar was very detailed with locations to begin fishing through the ice on Simcoe. Barry had maps of Simcoe on his powerpoint and pointed out the general location he starts each year and how he follows the fish as the year progresses.
Next up was Jeff Chisholm of The Quinte Ice Team who had quite a bit of insight on fishing the bay. We had a large number of anglers in attendance who regularly fish Quinte and I am sure they took away a lot from his talk. Jeff spent a fair amount of time covering the importance of fishing with current in mind when on the Bay of Quinte. Jeff is a ice fishing guide on the Bay of Quinte and would be more than happy to take you out for a day of ice fishing and teach what he has learned about fishing the bay. Jeff is an angler who understands the importance of Navionics charts in his Magellan handheld GPS unit for locating spots in the winter and teaches the ins and outs of GPS on the ice during his charters.
The infamous “Big Jim” McLaughlin made his first trip down to Radioworld for the Ice Seminar Day. His seminar was full of tips that he has learned over the past 20 years of ice fishing. “Big Jim” has been fortunate enough to ice fish with some of the top names in the sport and he passed on the knowledge he gained from anglers such as ice fishing legend Dave Genz. As always with Big Jim, his seminar was full of laughs and great stories. He made a lot of people smile by giving away a number of Shimano reels, Power Pro line, and Shimano hats as he went along.
After the lunch break, which was compliments of Lowrance, Wil Wegman took the stage and provided a lot of back ground info on Lake Simcoe which shed some light on the fishery and where it is today. Wil’s Scandinavian Ice Sled was one of the highlights of his presentation. If you ever see a guy out on Simcoe using a dog sled looking thing without the dogs…its probably Wil. He said he can make it across Cook’s Bay in about 25 minutes and burns nothing but calories.
There were a number of special guests throughout the day including Pete Bowman and Angelo Viola from The Fish’n Canada Show were on hand to help with our raffle draws and sign autographs. Ashley Rae and Danny Dunn were also around Radioworld for much of the day along with reps from all our Ice Fishing related manufacturers.
After the day was all said and done we gave away over $1000 worth of prizes to those at the seminar and in the store that day. Special thanks to Shimano, Power Pro, HT Enterprises, Steiner Binoculars, Frabill, etackle.ca, Set The Hook, and Humminbird/Minn Kota for providing all the FREE stuff for us to give away!!!
Thanks to all who came out and supported this event again in 2011! Our goal at Radioworld is to not only sell you electronics, but also provide you with the best possible support and product information on those products we sell. Informative workshops like this are a great way to learn from some of the best pro’s in the industry. Don’t miss out on the next one!
A few months ago Mike Weaver came up with the idea of holding a local fishing tourney for the members of Quintefishing.com as chance to get together and have a great day of sportfishing and fellowship. The event was called “SLAM THE LAMB” and the targeted species for the day was Sheephead (freshwater drum). It was held on October 22nd and had approximately 50 anglers and a dozen boats participated.
The event, although having limited numbers, was a very hot topic and drew great interest on our forum (www.quintefishing.com). Everyone seemed to have some interest one way or the other as to who was fishing and of course who won and how everyone made out. The real backdrop was of course we all would be catching walleye while chasing “Sheepies”.
The day started with the first teams arriving at the launch around 6:00 am, a shotgun start was scheduled for 7:30 am. With all boats in the water the day began with everyone watching where each boat was headed. Most anglers made a run to The Reach or The Gap (the part of Bay of Quinte that opens up to Lake Ontario).
The banter over the radio all day was hilarious and info was being passed like wildfire about catching walleye, not much being said on catching our targeted species. The techniques used by the anglers seemed to be all over the map. Speeds were from 1.0 to 2.5, lures used, Reef Runners, Rapala TD 11’s, Deep Diver, Spoons, Worm harnesses, colours didn’t seem a issue as fish were caught on a spectrum of colours.
The weigh-in was scheduled for 3:00 pm and everyone was back on time and the oohing and aahing begins – Who’s got what? How big are they? How many? A 3 fish limit per boat was the rule for the tourney. The fish are weighed and then a presentation to the top 3 teams and Big Fish award took place. The day was finished over a get together at a local eatery to enjoy some good food, share the days experiences and tell fishing stories past and present. The winning team was “Eye Candy” from Ottawa and their winning fish, plus big fish of the day (pictured right).
A big shout-out also should go out to Scott Walcott and his crew for pulling their lines and going to the rescue of a fellow team which had become stranded. Scott and his team mates lost 2 hours of fishing time to help them and tow them to a local marina and deserve a big thanks!
And last but not least our organizer Mike is well know to most on the board and has been a pain in the butt to some at times lol. But, Peter comes to the rescue to relieve the pain Mike had in his butt during the day’s outing. On a serious not, Mike Weaver is to be commended for putting all this together, well done! Everyone had a great day.
In retrospect, we all knew that the alternative motivation was to get out enjoy the day, and catch some of the monster walleye that have started to migrate into the bay. Everyone has to come and experience this!
Thanks to Gene Frederick for sending this story over to us. Sheephead sure are a unique fish to target in a tournament. Looks like it was a fun day for all involved!
Jeff was born and raised in the Bay of Quinte area. He is an avid year round angler with a special interest in hardwater walleye fishing. Jeff enjoys the challenges of ice angling and discovering ways to make each outing successful. Creativity, innovation, and the latest technology are integral to Jeff’s approach. Jeff is co-host of the fishing radio show Hooked For Life and is also on the Rapala Canada, Humminbird, and Navionics Pro-Staff team.
One of Jeff’s passions is teaching other people how to catch fish. He is a member of The Quinte Ice Fishing Team which is a team of guides on the Bay of Quinte who are determined hardwater walleye fanatics. They specialize in using modern ice fishing technology to help their clients locate and catch the trophy walleye that the Bay of Quinte is famous for. The Qunite Ice Fishing Team are your Bay of Quinte hardwater walleye specialists. You will see why when you hear Jeff’s seminar!
Come and join us on Saturday December 10th for our 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale. To register for the FREE seminar please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce for the third straight year Radioworld will be hosting our Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale on Saturday December 10th, 2011. Some of the regions best ice anglers will be on hand presenting seminars to help you improve your success rate on the ice!
Among the speakers are Barry Graves from Keswick, ON who will be sharing his hotspots on Lake Simcoe and tips on how he found them. Award winning author Wil Wegman will be presenting his seminar on Ice Fishing Lake Simcoe – Maximize Your Success This Winter. Jeff Chisholm from Belleville, ON will be speaking on Bay of Quinte Walleye Fishing and how to best utilize Navionics charts on the ice. “Big Jim” McLaughlin will be sharing his experiences on ice fishing and how the sport has evolved .
Along with the free seminars presenting throughout the day we will also be having our biggest sale on ice fishing electronics and accessories of the year! You’ll find some of the lowest prices we have ever offered on flashers, underwater cameras, portable ice sonars, and related accessories!
Pro-Staff from manufactures such as MarCum, Lowrance, Humminbird, Navionics, Vexilar, St Croix Rods, and Aqua-Vu will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have relating to their products.