Bob Izumi
Wil Wegman
An award winning outdoor writer whose ice fishing articles have appeared in such publications as Outdoor Canada, Ontario Out of Doors, In Fisherman, Real Fishing and Big Jim's Just Fishing. He is the fishing columnist for Lake Simcoe Living magazine. Wil taught ice fishing courses at Seneca and Georgian College for 20 years before hitting the seminar circuit speaking at venues across the province about ways anglers can ice more fish. He was a member of Team Canada at the 1991 World Ice Fishing Championships, has several top ten finishes in the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship, has won the Perch Attack on Lake Simcoe and the 2011 Perchin for MS event. Wegman specializes in ice fishing Lake Simcoe but has travelled extensively to drill thru hard water. He has been on the HT Pro Staff team since the mid 1980's and is also sponsored by Rapala and Simcoe County Tourism. In 2017 Wil was inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame and won the Rick Morgan Professional Conservation Award and the National Recreational Fisheries Award.
Big Jim McLaughlin
Big Jim owns and operates Just Fishing with Big Jim McLaughlin which is Canada's oldest & largest FREE fishing publication. Two time former Classic Champion and Canadian Hall of Fame member, Jim is an icon within the Canadian fishing industry. Every winter he travels across the province for his HT Ice Fishing Tour, promoting the sport for beginners and experts alike. Jim's expertise at catching panfish like crappie and sunfish thru the ice is legendary in eastern Ontario and he is sure to share that knowledge with those watching his presentations at the 2017 Canadian Ice Fishing Expo on Barrie.
Dave Chong
One of Canada's top competitive tournament anglers and an avid multi-species angler. His passion extends into the ice season as well, especially when it comes to fishing for panfish through the ice. He spends a large part of the winter ice fishing season pursuing Lake Simcoe's famed Jumbo Yellow Perch. As a dedicated pro-staff member of the HT Ice Fishing team, David shares his knowledge and passion of ice fishing with others through the HT Ice Tour and seminars at other Sports Shows as well as through social media and articles
Proud member of the CBAF-TBF, OBN, OWC & OFAH
JP Bushey
Full-time fishing guide and owner of Bushey Angle Guided Fishing. Based in Barrie ON
he's also a columnist with Ontario OUT of DOORS Magazine. Proudly partnered with St.Croix Rods, Frabill, AquaVu, Reef Runner Lures, Meegs Lures, Williams Fishing Lures and Maxima Fishing Lines.
Gerry Heels
From Innisfil ON
Has been recognized as a leading ice fishing seminar hosts on the subject of maximizing electronics to catch more fish. His talks on sonar units, GPS and charts help identify ways ice anglers can better utilize their units, troubleshoot issues and capitalize on all the features today's high tech electronics offer. He is also an ice fishing guide, with ice safety training utilizing portable huts to help his clients stay on fish.

Member Ontario Federation Of Anglers and Hunters since 1969
Competing in Ice fishing tournaments since 1996
Lowrance Pro staff since 1999
Member Lowrance Ice Fishing Team since 2000
Member Navionics Ice Fishing Team since 2004
Navionics Pro Staff since 2006
Member Barrie and District Hunters and Anglers Conservation Club
Steve Rowbotham
Sebastien Roy
From Seabass Outdoors
He live's on the upper western shore of lake Simcoe. At 33 years Of age Sebastien likes to track big Lake trout and Whitefish. He currently holds the Pending Ontario Record Burbot 17.95lbs caught in Lake Simcoe while ice fishing last year. . All of his focus during the ice season is aimed at staying on top of the trout and following them transitioning throughout different patterns of the ice season. With his enthusiast and energy he enjoys filming his adventures for his YouTube channel while sharing some insight with his viewers.
John Whyte
From Time on The Water
As founder of Time on the Water Canada, the country's largest fishing community, John has the attention and pulse of the fishing community. An avid and successful tournament angler and ice angler, John spends more than 250 days a year on the water and ice. A true pioneer, John was one of the first to use drone and stationary underwater video in his stories and educational videos. As the primary contributor his fishing reports, tips and techniques are viewed by more than 200,000 readers annually. More so is his following on the ice every year based from his home lake, Lake Simcoe. More ice anglers visit this incredible fishery in the winter than any other Ontario lake. Major ice fishing bait trends and techniques in the province started on Lake Simcoe, many introduced by John. His sponsors have benefited from his international marketing experience. John has consulted for many of the world's largest companies. John Whyte has been written about or published in every major magazine including;
Ontario Outdoors
Outdoor Canada
Real Fishing
Time on the Water
PC Magazine
Byte Magazine

TV Show Co-host or Contributor
Real Fishing Show with Bob Izumi
Canadian Sports Fishing
Canada in the Rough
Nature Nut
Rogers and other spot appearances

John Whyte's photography and aerial footage has been highlighted in numerous magazines and TV shows. His reports and comments can be read daily on lakesimcoemessageboard.com, Spoonpullers.com or any of Time on the Water Canada publications. After 64 years of fishing around the world John is one of Canada's most recognized anglers.


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