Canadian Ice Fishing Championships (CIFC) Winners

The CIFC 2013 has new champions

 

The 19th season for the Canadian Ice Fishing Championships were held off Lake Simcoe’s Jackson Point in Georgina to crown a new team as Canadian Champion Ice Fishing anglers in 2013.

Friday night’s meet n greet was held at the Georgina arena to go over CIFC rules, regulations and sign in.

Forty nine two person teams competed over two days in both shallow & deep water challenges.

Perch were the targeted species during Saturday’s event just north east of Jackson Point. Water depth ranged from 14 – 20 feet in the fishing zone.

The 8am start had decent weather with good ice conditions and low wind.

Conditions got windier as the day progressed till the 2pm deadline.

Teams members with ATV and snow sleds checked into the entry point at Bonnie Boats for gear and bait regulations at first light. Actual fishing could not begin until 8am.

Each 2 person team had to catch 15 perch in total plus keep them alive for release after weigh-in at 2pm. Any bait could be used with no more than four hooks allowed. Only one rod per angler was allowed and team members could only be up to thirty paces apart.

Day one perch fishing started off fast with many anglers catching their quota. Most however decided to go after those jumbos and live released many of their smaller catch. The perch started to shut down on the easy bite around 8:30 am and catching a limit after that stretched all the anglers arsenal of tips and tricks.

Numerous teams failed to catch a limit by the 2pm shutdown.

Dink perch filled many pails, Jumbos were hard  to catch
Dink perch filled many pails, Jumbos were hard to catch

 

 

Gerry lands another one for the team
Gerry lands another one for the team

 

Perch fishing was tough all day for everyone,

both pros and and amateurs .

Drilling Perch Holes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day two started out with great weather as anglers proceeded three kilometers off shore to the big fish zone. Three times the area as the previous perch zone. Depths ranged around sixty feet.

Most anglers hugged the perimeter of the zone marked off by blaze orange cones. Two lines were allowed per angler and again only up to thirty paces apart was permitted. Many of the larger pop up hut had both anglers huddled inside with two holes drilled outside.

The Deep Water Big Fish Zone
The Deep Water Big Fish Zone

 

White Fish, Lake Trout were targeted by most anglers with various typical set ups of jigging or tip-ups.  White Fish were caught by a few anglers and many marked fish on the electronics.

Greg Klatt after the  BIG ONE
Greg Klatt after the
BIG ONE

Team 47 Chris Hiltz with his 34 inch Lake Trout

Team 47 Chris Hiltz with his 34 inch Lake Trout

 

 

 

 

Team 24 had two White Fish for a total of  188 points. Fifty for the fish, fifty for a live release and one point per inch.

Two Ling were also caught by Calvin Perry of Team 24 in the late morning.

That propelled them into the lead.

Team 24 Calvin Perry with his Ling
Team 24 Calvin Perry with his Ling

 

 

CIFC Oldest and Youngest Competitors Joe Montgomery 90 years young Never missed an CIFC

Never missed an CIFC   Joe Montgomery 90 years young

Youngest CIFC angler was Teshaun Tran at 13 years

   

Youngest CIFC angler was Teshaun Tran at 13 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors for all their help during the weekend

and of course the huge year long effort of

Lures and Tours Team  Rosa Sharpe and Charlie Ross

Charlie Ross Rosa Sharpe Rocky Crawford and Councellor of Goergina
Charlie Ross Rosa Sharpe Rocky Crawford and Councellor of Goergina

 

 

Special thanks The Briars Staff and Hugh Sibbald

Special thanks toThe Briars Staff and Hugh Sibbald
http://www.thebriars.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With out the Volunteers it just doesn’t happen

They MAKE the  CIFC  HAPPEN
They MAKE the
CIFC
HAPPEN

 

 

 

 

THE AWARDS and CIFC CHAMPIONS FOR 2013

 

Team 24 Ken Prentice and Calvin Perry 2013 Canadian Ice Fishing Champions

Team 24 Ken Prentice and Calvin Perry 2013 Canadian Ice Fishing Champions

 

 

SHOW ME THE $$$$$$

Team 24 2013 CIFC Champions Ken Prentice and Calvin Perry
Team 24 2013 CIFC Champions
Ken Prentice and Calvin Perry

 

Please go to the Lures and Tours Website for all the pictures and scores over the two day CIFC weekend

For all the final scores of all the teams click on the links below

You can also click on these links also to see photos

http://www.luresandtours.com

http://www.cifc.org

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