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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.

Wil Seminar

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 – Gerry Heels

We are pleased to welcome back Gerry Heels to our Ice Fishing Seminar line up for 2012.  Gerry is a pro-staff with Lowrance and lives on the shores of one of the greatest lakes in the world for ice fishing – Lake Simcoe.

He will be here to share what he has learned over the years fishing for Lake Trout, Whitefish, and Perch on this phenomenal fishery.  Gerry is a long time member of the Lowrance Canada pro-staff team and has a lot of experience on the ice using the Lowrance graphs.  He’ll teach you how you can use your sonar unit to help trigger more bites.

Gerry is heavily involved in the competitive fishing community in Ontario with the Ontario Bass Federation.  He is the club president for the Barrie Bassmasters which host monthly meetings and tournaments throughout the year.  This club is also very proactive when it comes to community efforts to improve local fisheries.

In addition to his duties with the Barrie Bassmasters, Gerry also heads up the Youth Program for the Ontario Bass Federation.  This program is designed to introduce young anglers to tournament fishing.

Be sure not to miss Gerry’s free seminar at Radioworld on Saturday December 1st 2012.  To register email us at icefish2012@radioworld.ca




Ice Fishing Seminar Presenters Announced

We are pleased to announce two speakers for our Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale on December 1st.

Gerry Heels from Lowrance will be here presenting a seminar on ice fishing Lake Simcoe and other northern lakes for whitefish, lakers, and perch.  He will demonstrate Lowrance’s new ice fishing models for 2013, the Elite 4 Ice Machine and Elite 4x Ice Machine .  These two units are like supercharged X-67c Ice Machines!  Gerry’s tips on the electronics, and technique on the ice will surely help you improve your catch rate this year.

Simon Frost will be joining us for the day courtesy of Humminbird.  Unknown to many, Simon is quite the ice fisherman.  Better known for his bass fishing skills on Lake Erie, Simon transfers that knowledge of deep water electronics fishing to his ice fishing and will certainly teach you something about flashers and LCD sonars on the ice.

There will be some more speakers announced very soon!  If you would like to attend you can register with us by email icefish2012@radioworld.ca, phone 416-667-1000, or in person at Radioworld 4335 Steeles Ave W in Toronto.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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 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.


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.