Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing 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. Being able to 'read' the ice in order to determine its level of safety, can be a invaluable asset for all  ice anglers; especially hard core guys who fish real early and late into the season.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2011 18:54

Family Ice Fishing - A Beginners Guide

Regardless of the realms of Global Warming winters in Canada are here to stay! And, despite a global economic downturn that has not eluded residents of our great country - people here still love to have fun - summer or winter! Families in particular are often seeking an activity they can all enjoy together that won’t cost them an arm and a leg. “Something that will get the kids outdoors and away from those darned computer games!” Well look no further moms and dads - brothers and sisters we have the answer to your dilemma - ICE FISHING!

The great thing about ice fishing is that it can be as much fun for a five year old as it is for an 85 year old. “We have a group from New York that stays with us several times every winter to fish from out huts,” says Jerry Kucharchuk owner of Peninsula Resort and Pefferlaw Ice Huts on Lake Simcoe. One of the guys is 92 years old - and although he has a few health problems he can still out fish most guys half his age and has so much fun out there that his eyes just light up with anticipation every time we’re heading out to the huts. He’s just like a big kid out there and I swear it’s what keeps him so young at heart,” Kucharchuk said.

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Short Ice Fishing Bio

Although Wil Wegman is a regular competitor on CSFL’s Bassmania Trail and former editor of BassMan Magazine 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 has taught ice fishing courses at Seneca College for 20 years and has given seminars on the subject across Ontario.


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