Well yesterday, we enjoyed another fine day on the hardwater chasing yellow perch on Lake Simcoe … undoubtedly one of the finest perch fisheries in all of North America. Today was remarkably similar to last weekend when my son Izaak and I took home about 15 jumbos for about three hours of fishing. Unlike last time though these perch were a little deeper (33-34') and way more finicky. In fact, if it wasn't for the addition of a bunch of puny little items we brought this time- that we didn't before … we may have walked off the ice empty handed!
Despite one of the most remarkable winters in many decades here in Ontario, there have been several occasions when fishing has been extremely tough. Beautiful thick ice, cold temperatures, plenty of snow cover and a chance to safely access anywhere you like on your favorite lake. Man, you would think the fish would be practically jumping thru your holes. Ah - but with few exceptions, such has not been the case; at least not for many of us hard water fishin fanatics who are quick to admit, "Dang- fishin has been tough!"
For Immediate Release: Feb1 2014
On behalf of Wil Wegman and his Focus on Fishing website, we would like to congratulate Rick Lewis of Uxbridge, Ontario as the first ever winner of Wil’s new “Where’s Wildo” contest.
When my buddy Gerry Heels and I began our ice fishing trip over New Years 2014 up to his camp in a remote section of Northern Ontario, we realized it wouldn't be a cakewalk. At a very remote location 1 ½ hours north of Sudbury and accessible only by train during winter months, we knew beforehand this was no four star spa resort.
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