Ice Fishing Lake Simcoe articles, news and tips. Learn more about winter fishing techniques, gear and fish species.
Meegs lures have been around for awhile now and it's about time someone told people how to really catch more fish with them! What's a Meegs? It's only the greatest thing to hit ice fishing since the creation of frozen water! The action of a Meegs lure is designed to imitate that of a feeding or a wounded minnow, it just depends on how you jig it!
Its as easy as a flick of a your wrist. As a minnow begins to feed off of organisms from the lake bed below they sit at a 45degree angle so they can eat more easily. Meegs lures are designed to copy that of a minnow's action while feeding.
Man it was cold! That morning in mid January 2009 we heard it was -35 with the wind chill in Toronto, and we were up along the north shores of Lake Simcoe so it was that much colder. "Perhaps the other guys who decided not to come at the last minute were smarter than we think," my son Izaak said as we headed out into the bitter wind onto the frozen lake. Still, the sunrise was gorgeous … and our hopes were high for yet, another terrific day on the ice.
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.