Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Season on Lake Simcoe

The Start to the Winter 2008
A New Year is upon us and so too is another ice fishing season.  My first trip of the season was in late December on the hard waters of Cook's Bay where yellow perch would be the target species. As I arrived shortly after sunup I was surprised to see hundreds of anxious ice anglers already there before me. Most were within a kilometer from shore and huddled over their holes carefully watching their rods, set in holders, for any sign of a strike.

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Veterans Win Super Trap Attack

Sutton ON: Teaming up to fish their first tournament together, Greg Klatt of Fenelon Falls and Wil Wegman, of Bradford ON managed to figure out where the bigger perch were on Lake Simcoe - and even more importantly, how to catch them. They had 9.60 pounds for their heaviest 15 perch by the end of the day and won the first ever Trap Attack Tournament hosted outside of the United States.

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Ice Safety

Ice Safety

As we approach another exciting ice fishing season we anxiously anticipate walking on the hard water yet again.  In our eagerness to get out there though the second it's ready, some of us may forget the basic safety guidelines associated with our favorite winter sport.

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Lake Of The Woods

Ice Fishing Dream Trip
During the two hour flight to Winnipeg from Toronto I must have had a constant silly little grin on my face because all I could think about was ice fishing for the next week in north western Ontario and Minnesota.  Along with Bob and Wayne Izumi and the head of their TV productions - Tammy Love we landed at 10am March 19th/07 and met up with our sponsors from High Tech Tackle - Tom Grunewald and Eric Poster who drove there from their home state of Wisconsin. "Big Jim" McLaughlin, flying on a separate plane (no, not because he's that big!) from Ottawa had also just touched down

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Fishing with mormysha for crappie on Black Lake in Ontario

Ice Fishing with Mormyshka

Mormyshka, or Mormishka, or Marmooska are derived from Russian word Mormysh - that means Freshwater Shrimp (Gammarus). Mormyshka was invented in the 19th century in Russia. The prototypes were big spoon-baits used for ice fishing. Trying to imitate shrimps, anglers made lures smaller and changed the way of fixing them on the line.

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