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!
Scott from West Lake Willows in Picton, Ontario isn’t letting the lack of ice on the Bay of Quinte stop him from getting out fishing. Here is a short video he shot recently of some winter walleye action.
Here is a breif report from Captain Michael Weaver on how the Bay of Quinte is fishing right now…
“The water temperature is finally creeping down to the 40°F mark and the walleye are responding well. The areas around the ferry and Picton Harbor are producing great catches of trophy fish. The speed for us seems to be 1.7 on the Humminbird GPS. Renosky baits have been getting them to commit. One day alone we had 12 fish in the boat by 11:30 am.” -Captain Michael Weaver (Landshark)
More reports are on there way from Michael. Nice Fish!
Here is a great story from one of our team members Joe Pickstock on how he decided to make a difference this Christmas season by donating $1 per pound of walleye caught to the Belleville Firefighters Toy Drive. Here is his story…
“I was on the way to the boat to do one of my charters when I thought it would be kinda cool to give to the Belleville Firefighters Childrens Toy Drive. Trying to decide on an amount I thought I’ll let the walleye decide… So I decided that for every pound of walleye caught on my boat between December 1st and December 15th I would donate $1. I originally posted the info on Facebook and received a lot of positive feedback. Jack from Radioworld called me to say he really liked the idea and wanted to match my donation!
The month started off kind of slow with only a few fish a day but some we got into some bigger fish and the total started rising. Well, over the last 4 or 5 days the walleye have gotten in the holiday mood with several days with 8 or more fish, this past weekend saw over 200 lbs of walleye and our total now stands at $744.00. When asked about my goal originally I thought if we could hit $500 it would be great! So to have exceeded that by almost half as much again is simply awesome and fun.”
Great job Joe! So far the biggest fish of the month is a whopper at 14.28lbs. If you are interested in a day of fishing with Joe check out his website at http://www.pbandjcharters.com/.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Congratulations to Radioworld Pro Team member Shane Turcotte where he recently finished 7th at the last Northern Ontario Walleye Trail event! This was a full field of 80 boats and the competition was stiff. Shane weighed in 15.41 lbs for 8 Walleye in this event.
Shane shared this heartbreaking story with us, “We missed a nice 7 pound plus walleye on Saturday right at the boat. My partner was getting ready to net it and it just spit the hook. That would have jumped us up to 2nd place. Also, there was a 3 hour fog delay on Sunday so we only had 4 hrs to fish. Winning weight was just over 23 pounds. Always next year!”
In additions to finishing 7th in this past weekend, Shane ended up finishing 16th in the toughest Angler of the Year points race in years. There were over 900 anglers who fished 7 tournaments this year that determined the Angler of the Year standings.
It was a great year for Shane and 2012 will be even better. Checkout the Northern Ontario Walleye Trail (NOWT) or on facebook. Also stay tuned for what Anglers get named to Team Canada for the upcoming Can-Am walleye Championship in 2012.
Great job on the trail this year Shane! From everyone at Radioworld we wish you nothing but the best in 2012!
Gene Frederick is an avid fisherman from Belleville, ON and has spent the last 45 years of his life targetting Walleye, Salmon, Musky, Pike, Steelhead, and the occasional trip for bass. Gene is the Vice President of the Quinte Walleye League and is frequently asked to speak at various fishing clubs to share his tips and techniques.
Keeping with our theme of Bay or Quinte area fishing reports, Gene share’s his recent experience from fishing around Scotch Bonnet. Here are the details regarding his recent trip last Saturday.
We found the bite slow to start first thing in the morning, it really started around 9:30am and continued steady till we quit around 2:30pm. We were fishing 25-40 feet of water, with the morning temps at 48°F warming up to 58°F when we finally called it quits, Surface temp was 66°F when we finished.
We were running several different setups, mono out 120′, 2 – 3 colour core setups and 1 braid setup out around 150′, the hot lure(s) were Rapala TD11’s, others were tried but all hits were on the TD’s. Colours started out with Black/Silver, turning to a firetiger and then to green and a couple brought in on Pink lemonade. The mono and braid setups were running out on in line planners and the core units down the chute. Reef Runners and Storm lures had some time in the water, but the TD’s were the ticket!
Speed was varied slowest speed tried was 1.7 up to 2.5 , majority of fish were caught in the 2.2 range.
All in All a great day, we went 12 for 14, losing two fish. We kept two because of fish being hurt and they wouldn’t have survived. The smallest fish boated was 6.2lbs and the largest 9.11lbs most in the 6-7 pound range.
For the past 5 years Sheldon Hatch has chosen the Kingston area on Lake Ontario for the August and September walleye run, “I feel (this area) produces the best trophy walleye opportunities in North America. Lake Erie has a great fishery, but Lake Ontario walleye are just straight-up big!”, said Sheldon.
The weather has continued to be fairly stable with only one bad day wind wise. Winds blowing from the SSW in the 30 knot range kept Sheldon off the Bay of Quinte where it opens up to Lake Ontario, “The fish and bait did not move far with the extreme weather and the bite continued to be consistent with a few walleye in the 12 pound range landed last week. The nights are getting colder and the walleye will start to migrate into the Bay of Quinte from the big lake while following the bait fish migration.”
“The past week has continued to produce a solid walleye bite which is a bit slower than August because the water temperatures are starting to drop. As we move into fall you need to find the warm pockets of water where the walleye like to hunt down bait and actively feed. The walleye are mostly attracted right now to large spinners, spoons and crank-baits with white and some flash. A few fish have been taken casting crank-baits but the majority of roaming walleye are being caught while trolling.”
Your guide, Sheldon Hatch specializes in making your walleye guided trip into an on the water educational experience. You will learn some of the hottest trophy fishing techniques he has perfected over the years competing at professional walleye tournaments. Be sure to look up Sheldon on Facebook and Twitter as well.
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