Canadian Bob Izumi Wins EverStart Series Northern Division Event on 1000 Islands

Media Release- Bob Izumi Wins EverStart Series


CLAYTON, N.Y. (July 30, 2011) – Bob Izumi of Milton, Ontario, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the EverStart Series Northern Division event on 1000 Islands with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 58 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Izumi earned $27,278 and a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.

“It’s been a long time coming to win on (the United States) side,” said Izumi. “I think I’ve fished about 50 tournaments in the U.S., and my goal before I died was to win one. I finally got that done and I feel good.”

Izumi said he fished among a lot of competitor boat traffic the first day of competition but still managed to boat a good limit. On the second day of competition he aimed his boat for new water in search of isolated fish.
“I tried to get away from the crowd today and yesterday and just do my thing, and luckily I got the right bites,” Izumi said.

Izumi said he caught all of his tournament fish in 24 to 42 feet of water using a drop-shot rig tipped with a 3-inch watermelon pearl Gulp! Minnow or a 3-inch green pumpkin Gulp! Fry. His rig consisted of a ½- to 5/8-ounce weight on 10-pound-test Trilene Fluorocarbon and either a G. Loomis or Shimano Crucial drop-shot rod.

“The key was the heavier weight to get down deep,” Izumi said. “I was looking on my graph 98 percent of the day. I was looking for hooks, and when I would mark fish I would sit on them and try to catch them. I didn’t catch everything I saw, but it worked out.”

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd:    John McGoey, Omemee, Ontario, 15 bass, 57-1, $9,353
3rd:     Cory Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario, 15 bass, 56-8, $7,794
4th:     Gregg Seal, Eldred, Pa., 15 bass, 56-5, $7,014
5th:     Eric Foltin, Lebanon, Pa., 15 bass, 55-12, $6,235
6th:     Jeff Hippert, Hamburg, N.Y., 15 bass, 55-10, $5,456
7th:     Chris Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario, 15 bass, 54-14, $4,676
8th:     Thomas Lavictoire Jr., West Rutland, Vt., 15 bass, 53-5, $3,897
9th:     Kevin Short, Mayflower, Ark., 15 bass, 52-15, $3,118
10th:   Jason Putman, Cicero, N.Y., 15 bass, 51-10, $2,338

Mike Desforges of Burlington, Ontario, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Pro Division Friday – a 6-pound, 11-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s EverStart Series Big Bass award of $206.
Casey Magargle of Turbotville, Pa., won the Co-angler Division and a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 50 pounds, 7 ounces.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd:    Ken Golub, Pittsford, N.Y., 15 bass, 48-2, $3,711
3rd:     Larry Lafaver, Watertown, N.Y., 15 bass, 46-8, $3,299
4th:     Anthony Savino, Marlboro, N.Y., 14 bass, 44-9, $2,887
5th:     Nathan Knapp, Brooktondale, N.Y., 15 bass, 44-6, $2,474
6th:     David Kelly, Goose Creek, S.C., 15 bass, 41-15, $2,062
7th:     Gary Knight, Magnolia, Del., 15 bass, 41-8, $1,649
8th:     Kevin Hesson, Polk, Pa., 15 bass, 39-13, $1,237
9th:     Michael Bahnweg, Union Dale, Pa., 15 bass, 36-15, $825
10th:   Doug Caldwell, Kane, Pa., 15 bass, 36-12, $660

Stephen Semelsberger Jr. of Mt. Airy, Md., caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Co-angler Division Friday – a 6-pound, 12-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s EverStart Series Big Bass award of $137.

The EverStart Series consists of five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of four tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Angler of the Year title along with $5,000 for the pro and $2,000 for the co-angler. The top 40 pros and co-anglers from each respective division will qualify for the EverStart Series Championship that will be held on Kentucky Lake in Buchanan, Tenn., Oct. 27-30.

The next EverStart Series Northern Division tournament will be Aug. 18-20 at Lake Erie in Buffalo, N.Y., and is hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Congratulations to all the anglers and of course the Canucks!


Peter- Ripple Outdoors

Hunters Lined up Early for the Orangeville Hunt Fest Show

Wild TV Hunt Fest Show Huge Hit with hunters


Hunters of all ages lined up till noon on Friday as the doors opened to over 100 outdoor exhibitors inside the Orangeville Fair Grounds huge complex.

The Hunt Fest seminar stage had outdoor industry expert  speakers and Outdoor TV Hosts from both Canada and USA entertaining and informing hunters of new tactics and upcoming events for the fall hunting season.

Steve Bailey of Smart Scouter talks about "How to set a Buck Trap"


The Wild TV Team along with the Orangeville Fair Grounds Team did an outstanding job at keeping everything running smoothly despite the hot humid temperatures all weekend.

Hunt Talk Host Peter Wood interviewed numerous TV Hosts and outdoor business owners about their shows and products hunters are looking for so check back here often. Better yet subscribe to the RSS feed for the latest updates on Hunt Talk and Ripple Outdoors.

The Buck Fever Canada Booth sold out of  synthetic deer products by Saturday, we called in reinforcements to restock the shelves. I look forward to working closely with Ontario’s newest dealers

Ontario’s newest Buck Fever Canada Dealer is Gail Kerr owner of Badenoch Archery in Morriston.

Gail and John Kerr with Buck Fever USA CEO Jim Lombardi

Hunters shopped and enjoyed seminar speakers all day and even found time to cool off in the beer tents for a cold drink and some hot food.

Scent Lok Clothes & StediStock Podcast #1131

Mike Andrews V.P. of Marketing with Scent Lok Clothes talks six simple tactics to help defeat a deer’s nose. CEO Harold Hurst of Agnoic Enterprises and the designer of the Stedi-Stock a light-weight sturdy rest that lets you take better video and photos.
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Three Anglers Fined $4,100 For illegal Fishing

Illegal Fishing costs three anglers $4100, is that enough?


Three Peterborough anglers have been fined a total of $4,100 for illegal fishing.

Phuc Nguyen and Thoa Bui were fined $1,200 each and had their fishing licences suspended for six months. Tan-Vo Huynh was fined $1,700 and had his fishing licence suspended for six months. All of the angling equipment seized was forfeited permanently to the Crown.

The court heard that Tan-Vo Huynh, Phuc Nguyen and Thoai Bui were inspected by an Ontario Provincial Police officer and a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer working a marine patrol on Rice Lake and the Otonabee River on May 13, 2011. The officers found the men in possession of 21 walleye prior to the season opening.

Justice of the Peace Jason Mariasine heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Peterborough, on July 14, 2011.

To report a natural resources violation call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time, or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Open CPR Events

Media Release – Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Open CPR Events

Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Open CPR Fishing Event

Lake Simcoe has often been proclaimed as the Ice Fishing Capital of North America; a definite claim to fame. Stories abound of virtual ice fishing communities – thousands of ice huts filled with anglers participating in derbies or just enjoying a day out on the ice fishing. Visitors overflowed restaurants and accommodations in lakeside towns every winter once the “Hard water bite was on”.

The memories created go back through generations of families that ice fished here.

It’s time to return that enthusiasm to Lake Simcoe. CPR Fishing Events hosts the First Annual “Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Open” – Winter 2012. This tournament will be recognized for its high standards and is poised to be a reputable and successful event:

  • Large Cash Payouts and Prizes
    Leisure and competitive anglers have an equal chance of winning cash and prizes.
  • An advertising campaign that will reach beyond the borders of Ontario.
  • A promotional message that welcomes previously overlooked or marginalized groups of anglers.
  • An awards presentation and dinner with sponsor recognition and media coverage.

Feb. 24 – Orientation Meeting; Feb. 25 – Shallow Water Zone; Feb. 26 – Deep Water Zone
Two days of fishing over different depths for different species that earn points.

Assembly and Lake Access: Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Georgina, Ontario

Awards Presentation and Dinner: Pefferlaw Lions Hall, Georgina, Ontario

Our goal is to ensure that all participants and sponsors benefit from the experience enough to plan returning year after year:

  • Anglers will rediscover Lake Simcoe as the place to ice fish.
  • Local businesses are ready to welcome this event and are enthusiastically endorsing it.
  • Anglers are waiting for this event to happen and are anxious to register.





Event Coordinator, Project Marketing & Development
[email protected]
Cell: 905-251-5624


City kids learn how to fish and enjoy nature with OCOA

For the fifth year in a row, shouts of “Are we there yet?” and “Can you get me another worm?” will echo from the city streets of southern Ontario to the remote wilderness of northern Ontario, as 20 inner city youth – this time from the St. Albans Boys and Girls Club of Toronto ( – make the 12 hour bus trek to experience the wonders of the outdoors at Horwood lake Lodge near Timmins (


This amazing event is made possible by the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) ( in partnership with Horwood Lake Lodge, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Greyhound Canada, Wal-Mart Canada, Bass Pro Shops, Resources Integrated Limited, and a host of other sponsors.


From July 18th to 22nd, these lucky youngsters will experience first class walleye fishing – guided by OCOA members – using the lodge facilities provided free of charge by Horwood Lake Lodge. In addition to the fishing, the kids will learn canoeing skills from Missinaibi Headwaters Outfitters, try their hand at using forest firefighting equipment with a Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Fire Ranger crew, and be introduced to wilderness survival and the MNR Enforcement program by MNR Conservation Officers. And of course there will be a big fish fry and lots of smores by the campfire.


“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to the kids”, says OCOA President Mike Duncan. “Our members and their families often take for granted the outdoors experiences we enjoy, and it is such an amazing feeling to see the look on the face of a big city kid who has just caught their first fish.”


Not only will the children get to experience the excitement of the trip; the generosity of our sponsors ensures that they will return home fully outfitted with rods, reels, tackle, sleeping bags, rain suits, and all the other equipment needed to create their own adventures once they get home.


For more information about the OCOA or this Adventure, or to get involved, please visit the OCOA website at

Bear Wise Hunter Battles With Big Brazen Bear

Rod Masnica describes how he killed a huge nuisance bear that had occupied the backyard and porch for six hours.



Rod's Masinca with his big black bear

With the 2004 cancellation of the Ontario spring bear hunt nuisance calls escalated to over 71, 360 phone reports to the Ministry of Natural Resources by 2010. This was Rod’s third nuisance bear to invade his property.

His neighbour reported sixteen sheep had been killed the previous fall.

A fat bear after hibernation, so what did he eat last fall?


I also talk with the Ontario Ministry Natural Resources Sr. Fish and Wildlife Technical Specialist Scott Bird to learn the guidelines of Bear Wise Nuisance Program.

Check out Hunt Talk-1129 to listen to my interview with Rod and Scott.









This was a huge nuisance bear almost ten feet tall and estimated between 600-800 pounds taken with a crossbow.

1o foot tall black bear


Bears teeth worn down , how did he get so fat?



Estimated to be over 25 years old this bear’s teeth were worn down








To learn more about the BEAR WISE Program if you have problem bears in your backyard!

Nuisance Bear Reporting Line  1-866-514-2327

(TTY) 705 945-7641.