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: In-Fisherman, Bassmaster, Ontario Outdoors, Outdoor Canada, Real Fishing, Time on the Water, PC Magazine, and Byte Magazine.
John has been a TV Show Co-host or Contributor to: Real Fishing Show with Bob Izumi, Canadian Sports Fishing, Canada in the Rough, Nature Nut, Rogers and other spot appearances, and Prominent People of Orillia.
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.
David Chong is one of Canada’s most recognizable and successful competitive tournament anglers. He is an accomplished multi-species angler who has won numerous bass, pike, crappie and perch tournaments, “Angler of Year”, “Team of the Year” and Classic titles. His competitive fishing career led him to representing Canada at the inaugural Pan American Bass Championships on Lake Okeechobee and the XIV Bass World Championships in Mexico!
A highly sought after seminar presenter, David enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of fishing and competitive angling with inquiring anglers, young and old. A regular contributor to Big Jim’s Just Fishing magazine, he also freelances and has been featured in other publications and websites! David has recently formed a new travelling educational fishing exhibit with Daniel Notarianni from “Live2Fish” titled “EVERYTHING You Wanted to Know About FISHING But Were Too Afraid to ASK!”
He is a dedicated advocate of accessible affordable angling for all! He recognizes the importance of urban fishing in the Greater Toronto Area and works with the Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors to promote local angling opportunities. David is a member of the Aurora Bassmasters, a chapter of the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation. He currently also serves as the president of the North GTA Bass Anglers, a club in the Canadian Bass Anglers Federation which is part of the TBF, a FLW affiliated organization. These are both “Grass Roots” organizations that coordinate & promote ethical competitive angling!
Youth angling is extremely dear to David’s heart and he strongly supports initiatives such as Fishing Friendzy’s Youth Fishing Leagues & The Next Cast Youth Fishing Program. As well, David is a coordinator and the host of the annual “Catch a Dream!” Kids Fishing Derby held each year for disadvantaged kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, the Make a Wish Foundation, YMCA etc.. His passion about introducing new anglers of all ages to the wonderful sport of fishing especially kids is clearly evident in his actions!
David is truly thankful for the support of his lovely wife, Dana and his numerous sponsors: Daiwa Rods & Reels, Liquid Mayhem, Ultra Tungsten, Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Power Pole, Huntsville Marine, MotorGuide, Garmin Electronics, Navionics, TH Marine, Yo-Zuri, Duel-Hardcore, Z-Man Fishing, Fin-tech Tackle, TS Lightning Series, Owner Hooks, Sunline, Stringease, NPS, Vigor Eyewear, Bass Mafia, Rapid Fishing Solutions, V-T2 Livewell Ventilation System, Simms Clothing & EGO Nets!