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Ontario Ice Fishing Report

Conditions and Species (Updated Every Thursday)



LAST UPDATED: Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Please check back in late December 2016 / Early January 2017 for ice fishing updates. Enjoy the open lake fishing!

This report is produced weekly (available each Thursday) until end of season. Details are collected from the tourism contacts listed below.

IMPORTANT! Ice conditions are constantly changing. Always check with local ice hut operators before heading out on any ice surface.

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Important information can be found at the following links:

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Please note: With around 250,000 lakes across the province, no list of ice fishing conditions could ever hope to be comprehensive. We will be adding lakes as we can, though it's not always easy to get data. If you'd like your favourite lake added, send us an email and we'll see what we can do.

Temagami Area

Area Contact: John/Genny Moskwa (705) 237-8918 (9 am - 10 am)
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Lake Temagami - North: Blue Haven Lodge - Mackie Van Zyl (705) 237-8945
Comments:

Sudbury

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish,Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Wahnapitae Lake: Rocky's Lake Wahnapitae - Chad Pitsfield (705) 858-0500 (call Tuesdays)
Comments:

Lake Nipissing

INFO LINKS:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Callander: Rob Hyatt Outdoors (705) 752-1727
Comments:

Lake Lauzon - Hwy 17 (10 mins East of Blind River)

Area Contact: Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine (705) 849-0007 (Algoma Mills)
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Comments:

Lake Simcoe

INFO LINKS:

LAKE SIMCOE OVERVIEW: by Wil Wegman, MNR (905) 713-7730

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Barrie Contact: The Bait Bucket - Tom (705) 737-2248
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Jacksons Point: Bonnie Boats - Bob Avery/Matt/Scott (905) 722-3862
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish,Crappie
Contact: Gilford - Cook's Bay - Terry Goy Fish Huts - Terry Goy (905) 775-2754 or (905) 960-5003
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish Crappie
Keswick: Harry's Riverside Bait and Tackle - Harry Sear (905) 476-0441
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Pefferlaw: Pefferlaw Fish Huts - Jerry Kucharchuk (705) 437-1890 (10 am)
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring,Ling Lake Trout,Pan Fish, Crappie
Beaverton: Floyd Hale's Huts - Bill Viveen (705) 426-7415 (9 am)
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Port Bolster: Casey's Fish Huts - Taj (705) 437-1560 (Noon)
Comments:

Area Contact
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Big Bay Point: Grizzly By The BayGrizzly (705) 294-0607 (Noon)
Comments:

Lake Couchiching & Lake Simcoe (north end)

Area Contact
Ice Thickness

Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Orillia: Trombly's Tackle - Bob or John (705) 327-3474 (10 am)
Comments:

Lake Erie

Area Contact: Stephanie Carroll (519) 586-7990
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
St. Williams: Jimmy Riggin' Fishing Charters (519) 586-7990
Comments:

Lake St. Clair

Area Contact: Dennis and Kathy Shaw (519) 354-4242
Ice Thickness
Surface Conditions
Walleye, Pike, Perch, Whitefish, Herring, Ling Lake Trout, Pan Fish, Crappie
Wallaceburg: Bass Haven
Comments:

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