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Updated Navionics Maps for Lake Simcoe

If you haven’t seen the recent updates to Lake Simcoe on the Navionics+ chart you need to take a look.  The massive lake is finally done in 1′ contour lines and accuracy is excellent in the areas I have checked. These are a must have upgrade for the tournament angler this summer.  Here are some screen shots

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As you can see the fine detail is incredible so if you don’t have this chart you are going to be at a major disadvantage.

The Navionics+ card is a blank card formatted by Navionics to accept their mapping.  You can download maps for any lakes they have charted in North America.  You are only limited by the 2GB card size and 1 year subscription time frame.

These charts are in stock at Radioworld, check them out here –> Navionics+ Card


5th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale

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.

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Be sure to join us and learn from some of the top ice anglers in southern Ontario!



Wil Wegman’s Ice Fishing Seminar in Georgina

If you’ll be in the Georgina area this Thursday February 7th 2013 be sure to check out this seminar by Wil Wegman and a bonus guest Gerry Heels on Ice Fishing!

If you can’t make this one but are going to the Sportsman’s Show in Toronto this weekend you can see Wil at 1pm on Friday the 8th talking Ice Fishing again.

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For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                                                                January 28, 2013

Lake Simcoe: Former Focus on Fishing newspaper columnist for the Georgina Advocate and award winning outdoor writer Wil Wegman will be hosting another ice fishing seminar in the Town of Georgina. He will present  on Thursday February 7th 2013  from 7pm to 9pm at the legendary Briars Resort, 55 Hedge Road, in, Jackson’s Point (www.briars.ca)

Wegman, who won the 2006 Perch Trap Attack on Simcoe was also a member of Team Canada at the World Ice Fishing Championships in 1991 and has had several top ten finishes in the Canadian Ice Fishing Championships. He won the Perchin for MS event with his son Izaak in 2011 and placed 3rd in 2012 when 200 teams competed. He taught ice fishing courses at Seneca College for 20 years and presents his popular ice fishing seminars from Sudbury to Toronto and from St Catharines to Ottawa. His ice fishing articles have been published in Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Real Fishing, In Fisherman, and Just Fishing magazines. Wil writes the Hooked on Fishing column for Lake Simcoe Living Magazine which is available around the lake at many local businesses.

Wegman is excited about returning to Georgina. “Last time we were here in 2011, every seat in the house was filled and we had standing room only. The crowd in Georgina is great – and many are well seasoned veterans just looking for a tip or two to help them ice more fish.”    

Wegman’s power point presentation will focus on finesse ice fishing tactics with particular emphasis on how to catch more whitefish, lake trout, yellow perch and northern pike, from Lake Simcoe during the winter. “Lake Simcoe is a huge body of water and receives more fishing pressure than any other inland lake in the province. With all that hard water and all those other ice anglers, it can be a daunting lake to try and figure out. I hope ice anglers walk away from the evening having learned a thing or two to help them understand the lake and its fish a little more,” he said.

With that knowledge and the tips and tricks Wegman will reveal on how to catch those fish … ice anglers of all skill levels are sure to find the evening both entertaining and rewarding. I’m especially happy that Lowrance Electronics and Navionics rep Gerry Heels will accompany me and offer anglers some incredible insight into the sonar units used for ice fishing. He will also provide great tips on how to maximize the performance of these units while using the latest Navionics map chips during the winter”, said Wegman.

An incredible array of draw prizes will be awarded thanks to HT Tackle. Admission is free … however everyone is asked to bring an assortment of non-perishable food items for the local Georgina Food Bank.

For more Information

Focus On Fishing


Ice Seminar Presenter – Simon Frost

Sonar is such an important tool in a deep water fisherman’s tool box and nobody knows that better than Simon Frost.  Whether it is in the boat or on the ice Simon is a magician when it comes to getting the most out of his sonar unit.  He knows a fine tuned sonar helps him catch more fish.

During his seminar at Radioworld’s 2012 Ice Fishing Seminar & Sale he’ll pass on the knowledge he has gained while fishing with his electronics.  As a Humminbird pro-staff Simon gets to use both the LCD units and Flashers on the ice and can help you make up your mind as to what is best for you.

Simon is the owner/operator of Frostbite Guide Service on Lake Erie where he guides clients to huge smallmouth bass and perch.  Simon is the 2000 Canadian Open Champion and has many other bass tournament wins over his career.

Join us on Saturday December 1st 2012 for our Ice Fishing Seminar & Sale and learn ice fishing tips from some of the regions top ice anglers.  You can register with us for these free seminars through email at icefish2012@radioworld.ca



Big News for the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship

Great news for anglers who interested in getting involved in competitive ice fishing this season.  Here is the press release from the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship regarding their tournament taking place on Lake Simcoe in February.

Canadian Ice Fishing Championship (CIFC)
February 25-26, 2012             www.cifc.org

The Town of Georgina is officially the First Place sponsor of the 2012 Canadian Ice Fishing Championship. The $7500 First Place prize guarantee previously announced by the organizers, Lures & Tours, is secured with this generous support. In addition, the Town’s sponsorship includes presentation of a new Championship Trophy.

A member of the Economic Development Committee will be in attendance at the awards ceremony to present the trophy and the cheque for $7,500.00.

“On behalf of the Town of Georgina, the Economic Development Committee is pleased to once again be a sponsor of the Georgina Fishing Series and is glad to see that Lures and Tours is dedicated to continuing the tradition of promoting recreational fishing in Georgina. The Town of Georgina recognizes that recreational fishing is a contributor to the local economy and wishes Rosa Sharpe and Charlie Ross all the best with the 2012 Georgina Fishing Series.“  Karyn Stone, Economic and Tourism Development Officer.

Lures & Tours thanks the Town of Georgina for this major endorsement to a new era for the Championship and to fishing in Georgina. Future references to the First Place prize will be associated with the Town of Georgina and the town logo.

$7500 Guaranteed First Place
Sponsored by the Town of Georgina 

Media, Sponsorship and Registration Inquiries:

Phone 705-738-5757 / Cell 905-251-5624
Lures & Tours / Canadian Ice Fishing Championship

P.O. Box 561, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0


Ice Fishing Seminar Recap

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!


Ice Seminar Presenter – Wil Wegman

Although Wil Wegman is a regular competitor on CSFL’s Bassmania Trail, he is also an accomplished ice angler. Wil was a member of Canada’s National Team  at the World Ice Fishing Championships in 1991.  He taught ice fishing courses at Seneca College from 1986 to 2006 and presents seminars on ice fishing across Ontario. Wil has several top ten finishes in the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship and won the 2006 Perch Trap Attack on Lake Simcoe. Most recently on March 12, 2011, Wil and his son Izaak placed 1st in the MS Perch Tournament on Lake Simcoe that saw over 75 teams compete.

Wil is an award winning freelance writer with many ice fishing articles published in various magazines as: Ontario out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Real Fishing, Big Jim’s Just Fishing and In Fisherman. He’s the fishing columnist for Lake Simcoe Living Magazine. Wil’s home lake is Simcoe, and he has extensive knowledge of this the most intensively fished inland lake in Ontario.

His presentation at Radioworld will offer participants an in depth understanding of this lake and it’s four top winter gamefish … lake trout, whitefish, yellow perch and northern pike.  Wil has developed a finesse approach to catching these fish through the ice that will help you get bit like never before.

Wil is representing HT Enterprises, the largest distributor of ice fishing related tackle in the industry. Learn to maximize the incredible array of lures, rods, reels, line and other tackle that HT has available. For More information or to contact Wil, log onto his Focus on Fishing site at : www.wilwegman.com

Come and join us on Saturday December 10th for our 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale and be sure to take in Wil’s seminar.  To register for the FREE seminar please email us at icefish2011@radioworld.ca.


Radioworld’s 2011 Ice Fishing Seminar & Sale

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.

Please register with us by email icefish2011@radioworld.ca, by calling 416-667-1000, or by dropping in the store. 

Over the next few days we will be posting blogs profiling each of our seminar speakers…stay tuned!!

See What You’ve Been Missing

I received an email this week from one of our customers who recently purchased a Lowrance Elite5G sonar/GPS unit and he shared this great story with me about how it was directly responsible for putting a nice fish in the boat.

A nice Lake Trout caught with the help of a Lowrance Elite5G

“I have really got to like the unit and have found more and more features as I use it. We finally got out fishing with it the other day. Three of us were jigging for trout and whitefish on Lake Simcoe at 120’ using the full screen fish finder page.

“The unit is so sensitive we could see our lures on the screen. My wife and I were jigging on the bottom and my brother-in-law was at 70’. Suddenly I saw a large arch at 60 feet. I told my brother-in-law to bring his lure up 10’ and “wham” a nice trout hit it. Suffice it to say we had a  great supper that night!”

It sure is exciting to be “sight fishing” in over 100 feet of water with your electronics!  Nice catch and we are glad to hear you’re making good use of your new Elite5G.