Wil Wegman

2018 Sun City Swim and … “Wil’s Swim with the Fishes”

Saturday August 11, 2018 seemed like a long ways off way back in March, but as soon as I heard the date, I quickly marked it down in my calendar for the annual Sun City Swim in Orillia.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 July 2019 07:07
Wil Wegman

Milt the Talking Musky - Helping Youngsters Read

For several decades I’ve loved musky fishing but it’s only been the last ten years that the mighty muskellunge has become such an integral part of my career as a resource management technician in Ontario. Every spring for 2-5 weeks I’m trapnetting up on Gloucester Pool near Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay to capture enough ripe female and male musky for an egg collection. We fertilize the eggs on the boat and they are then delivered to the musky hatchery at Fleming College in Lindsay Ontario. Here the eggs hatch, and fry, then fingerlings are cared for under the watchful eye of the hatchery manager and musky whisperer-Mark Newell. When late fall comes,  I stock all those 8-12 inch muskie into Lake Simcoe, an hour north of Toronto Ontario with help from good friends at Muskies Canada. We also electro fish for them as part of our ongoing monitoring work in Lake Simcoe. This is all part of the Lake Simcoe Muskie Restoration Program.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:33

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