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Humminbird and Minn Kota Day Seminar

Radioworld is excited to host another seminar on marine electronics this time featuring Humminbird and Minn Kota.  We are thrilled to have Derek Strub at Radioworld to present this seminar.  Derek is well know in the tournament fishing community and a former Canadian Open Champion.  He will be talking about how he uses his electronics to find fish holding structure.  I’m sure he’ll throw in a few tips on how to catch them as well!

With all of Humminbird and Minn Kota’s new products for 2014 there will be a lot of material to cover.  They are certainly making boat control easy with the integration of Humminbird GPS and sonar units to the Minn Kota iPilot Link trolling motors.

There is no charge for this seminar and all are welcome to attend.  It takes place Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 10am-noon. Please register with us at events@radioworld.ca so we can plan for the day.  Coffee and timbits will be provided.

Check out the flyer below for all the details.

HB Day 20142

-Lawren

Minn Kota’s Universal Mounting Bracket

mk47Every serious fisherman knows the benefit to using a cable steer trolling motor for shallow water fishing and the benefit to using an electric steer GPS-controlled motor for open water fishing.  There has never been a solution to let you run both motors on your boat without completely unbolting one and then bolting the other one on, until now.

Minn Kota’s new Universal Mounting Bracket allows you to easily switch between cable steer and electric steer motors, so you can choose the right trolling motor for the application. Utilizes existing mounting hole patterns, no additional drilling is required. Innovative positioning mechanism allows the motor to slide inboard up to 6” for additional clearance when launching your boat. Removable top plate allows the motor to be easily removed for storage and security.

You can use your iPilot controlled Terrova or Power Drive trolling motor when fishing smallmouth offshore, then switch to your Fortrex when you are in the shallows flipping for largemouth, for the ultimate in boat control!

-Lawren

 

Radioworld at the Niagara Sportsmen’s Show

Radioworld, Canada’s Marine Electronics Experts, partnering with Lowrance/Simrad electronics, Humminbird/MinnKota, and Navionics is pleased to announce their participation in the Niagara Sportsmen’s Show on March 15th – 17th, 2013.

2013-niagara-sportsmen-show

This show will be held at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON. Marine Electronics Expert and General Manager Jack Summers will be at the show all three days, offering the best deals on your favourite fishing electronics the Niagara region has ever seen!

We’ll have the most popular units on hand from Humminbird and Lowrance along with Pro-Staff to help you make an informed purchase!  Come and check out the new Lowrance HDS Touch screen units or learn about the new Humminbird 360.  See what is new with Navionics charts for 2013.

If anyone needs Trolling Motors, Talons or other bulky items, SAVE the shipping and make arrangements to pick it up at the show by pre-ordering now!

Just another reason to visit the show…..

-Lawren

 

 

 

 

Radioworld Pro Shane Turcotte Takes on The Detroit River

Radioworld Pro-Staff, Shane Turcotte, shares his experiences on the Detroit River recently while fishing a Walleye Tournament!

Now that I have had some time to rest a little I wanted to do a wrap up of what worked the best and add of gallery of pics from this great walleye factory. With spring being early this year, most of the big females were already back in the lake but the odd big fish still remained. This being new water to us, I spent a considerable amount of time researching on the Internet before going down to Detroit. I wanted to zero in on areas most popular for spawning walleyes. I then wanted to focus on structure that was below the spawning beds. Most times walleye will slip back after the spawn and rest in areas that will have slack and fast water. This way they can still feed but slip back to calm waters to rest. After the spawn they are exhausted and always looking for an easy meal with little effort.

We had a few areas picked out and worked them extremely hard. Our Crestliner Raptor 1850 with a 175 Merc Pro XS lead the charge.  It wasn’t long that we figured out the areas thanks to our  HDS units equipped with Structure Scan and Navionics Platinum Chip supplied by Radioworld.

We caught some nice fish prefishing in the 8-10 lb range. Unfortunately as tournaments go, they were not around on the important days. We decided not to use any live bait. I wanted to use plastics so that I can gain confidence in this technique. Also, the innovation into artificial baits has really taken off. I truly believe once you learn how to fish with artificial baits, you will never go back to live bait. Staying vertical was the key and our Minn Kota 101 Terrova equipped with I-Pilot was a workhorse that never let us down, great technology.

Our most successful setup was the 1/2 oz FireBall jig tipped with 2 different styles of minnow baits from Northland Tackles Impulse Reactionary Baits (see pics) and a slide on Northland stinger hook. This stinger hook played a key role in getting fish in the boat. The bite is reactionary but very lite. The right rod and line for sensitivity was important for being able to set the hook. The Streamside 6 ft medium action Predator was the rod of choice for these hogs. The IM8 graphite blank through the handle creates superior sensitivity and incredible strength, very impressive. I went with 6 lb Berkley Fireline Fused Crystal. This line is extremely durable and low visibility. Never lost a fish in the tournament!

We ended up in 40th spot with 50+ lbs, a good 5 lb per fish average for the 2 days. Not bad for our first time on this system. Lots of notes and pic were taken so that next year we can build on that result. The pre-tournament information gathering really paid off. The Internet can provide tons of important details on any system.

I also want to comment on the fact the Rod Glove, Bait Glove, Rod Glove Saver and Rod Glove Wraps kept all my rods together in one piece on the trip. Keeps your rods organized on the boat with no line tangles. Much more efficient and time saving. Next up is the Team Canada vs Team USA Walleye shootout. This will be a 3 day total weight using the Catch, Record and Release system. No fish are kept in the livewell. Great conservation technique!

-Shane Turcotte

Minn Kota Mail in Rebates Starts Today

Minn Kota has just announced mail-in rebates on several of their most popular trolling motors and on-board chargers.  What better timing for the rebates to kick in than just before the Spring Fishing and Boat Show taking place at the International Center in Mississauga this weekend Feb 17-20th.

Any Minn Kota Terrova 55lb i-Pilot combo motor $55 MIR

Any Minn Kota Terrova 80lb i-Pilot combo motor $80 MIR

Any Minn Kota Terrova 101lb i-Pilot combo motor $101 MIR

Any Edge 55lb foot control motor $55 MIR

Any Edge 70lb foot control motor $70 MIR

Even if you can’t make it to the show the rebates run until May 1st 2012 so you can drop by the store to take advantage.

Also, beginning today are rebates on the Endura trolling motors and digital battery chargers

Endura C2 40 or 45 motor $25 MIR

Endura C2 50 or 55 motor $50 MIR

MK 210D or MK315D charger $20 MIR

MK 220D, MK 330D, or MK 440D charger $30 MIR

 

The Endura and charger rebates begin today February 15th and end July 1st, 2012.

-Lawren

 

 

Back from vacation!

Well I am back from vacation and what a great time away I had!

Florida… NO!  Vegas…. NO!  European Cruise…. NO!    A nice relaxing week on the Bay of Quinte! YES!!!   In my opinion, Canada can provide the best kind of vacation for a guy like me.

I started off by heading down to my vacation place on the Bay of Quinte, boat in tow.

The Bay of Quinte is renowned for World Class Walleye fishing!

I was on the water every day, fishing weed lines mostly.  This time of year the walleye tend to bury themselves in the shallow and newly emergin weeds. Casting Berkley Flicker Shad outside of the weeds was the perfect solution for hitting my limit each day!
A few weeks back I installed a new MinnKota Terrova 80 with I-Pilot on my boat (replacing a cable steer Maxxum 80). I had plenty of time to get to know this electric motor and LOVE it.  In my opinion this motor is the BEST Accessory I could have added. For the type of fishing I do, the motor proved to be convenient, easy to use and provide better boat handling that I could do on my own (I never got the hang of cable steer, under power, while casting or trying to tie a line… LOL).  

I have also upgraded my console Chartplotter/Sonar to a Humminbird 998Csi which is linked to a Humminbird 788CiHD on my bow!  These are excellent units, providing bright sunlight-readable displays and top notch sonar views. Combined with the Navionics Platinum Plus and Navionics Hot Maps Canada Premium charts, I had the best information available to navigate safely and understand the underwater structure!

Later in the week I returned home, parked the boat and grabbed my trailer loaded with the ATV’s.
– 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel
with thanks to Durham Chrysler
– 2011 24′ Triton Lowboy  with thanks to Triton Trailers  and Alumite Enterprises
– (2) 2006 Arctic Cat 650 TRV from
Mike Ball at Snow City Cycle

A large group of us (19 riders) headed down to the bottom end of Prince Edward County (Point Petrie) and had a blast….

Yes this is me (the guy standing on the seat of his ATV on the left) with wet feet!
We did manage to dry off and have something to eat!

Lunch was Wild Boar and Bison Burgers and Venison Sausage compliments of Meat Monger Sean Kelly from Black Angus Meats and beer!

Now its back to work time!