Some really great things are going on with my guide service this winter!
The rumblings are true: for the 2018 Lake Simcoe lake trout, whitefish and perch season, I've partnered with Bear Point Fish Hut Rentals, right here in Barrie. For the whole rundown, check out my Services & Prices section, and hit 'Ice Fishing.' This an unbelievable outfitter and I'm very happy to be on their Guide Team. The basket of services we're offering is impressive. If you want to ice fish this winter, this is THE call to make! No matter your experience level, age or group size, we cannot wait to accommodate you.
Some of the highlights include...
*Pro-Guided, Full Day "Run & Gun" ice fishing charters from as low as $225/person.
*Unbelievably big, bright and clean overnight ice bungalows for up to 6 anglers, 24hr rates as low as $100/person
*Fully-Equipped Day Hut rentals from $60/day.
And let's not forget: some of the biggest, prettiest lake trout, whitefish and perch anywhere in the world. Fishing with a top-rated outfitter and guide service just plain makes sense! Let me handle it!
First-Ever Canadian Ice Fishing Expo a Homerun!
An overwhelming surge of people on Day 1 of the Expo. The show was slammed right from the get-go, what a terrific surprise.
What began as a rough sketch more than a year ago exploded on the Barrie Molson Center the weekend of Dec 16 like an atom bomb. To say that the first-ever, Canadian Ice Fishing Expo was a success would be a huge understatement. For vendors, speakers and visitors alike, the expo simply exceeded expectations.
I, along with several other top-end anglers, gave seminars both days and the response was overwhelming. The seats were full and my session spilled over back into the St. Croix Rods booth long after leaving the main stage. It was great to see so many people that pumped up about ice fishing, and I was only to happy to spend as much time with them as possible. I talked about several of my guide-proven, soft plastic tricks for Lake Simcoe's "Big 3:" lake trout, whitefish and perch. I built my career on the back of St. Croix Rods, they're all my guests and I fish with. We sold a pile of rods, accessories and apparel and had a great time.
I did a quick video on the spot, with my friends from Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine right from our booth. I get asked how I pick an ice rod- a very common question Check out the answer here:
Here's a cool shot inside the venue, courtesy of show MC, Wil Wegman. Like my buddy John Whyte from Lake Simcoe Message Board.com said, it doesn't get more Canadian than an ice fishing show held on an OHL hockey rink: