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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.

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 e-mail and we'll see what we can do.



Temagami Area

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Lake Temagami - North: Blue Haven Lodge 22"-24" Slushy, chk locally, stay on trails       Average     Average  
Contact: Mackie Van Zyl 705 237-8945
Comments: Trails are very slushy. Travelling off trails is not advised. Do not head onto any ice surface without checking with the operator. Call direct for more details.
 
Lake Temagami - Central: Loon Lodge   NO REPORT - Presumed UNSAFE                
Contact: John/Genny Moskwa 705 237-8918 (9-10am)
Comments: No report received this week - Do not head onto any ice surface without checking with the operator. Call direct for more details.
 



Sudbury

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Wanapitei Lake: Rocky's Lake Wanaptei   NO REPORT - Presumed UNSAFE                
Contact: Chad Pitsfield 705 858-0500 (call Tuesdays)
Comments: No report received this week - Do not head onto any ice surface without checking with the operator. Call direct for more details.



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   NO REPORT - Presumed UNSAFE                
Contact: Rob Hyatt 705 752-1727
Comments: No report received this week - Do not head onto any ice surface without checking with the operator. Call direct for more details.



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

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Algoma Mills - Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine   UNSAFE                
Contact: 705 849-0007 www.lakelauzonresort.com
Comments: Conditions are unsafe. Do not head onto any ice surface without checking with the operator. Call direct for more details.



Chapleau Area

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Scott Miller - Chapleau Ec. Dev. Corp.
OUTFITTER - Murray Lake Cottages
12"-15" Little Slush CAUTION Ck Locally  Average Slow         Slow  
Contact:Tina & Jeff 705 864 1707 or 416 548 6124 [email protected]
Comments: Do not head onto any ice surface without checking with the operator. Call direct for more details.



Lake Simcoe

INFO LINKS:

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

Commerical Ice Hut Operators on Lake Simcoe have brought all their huts in and are no longer available for ice condition information. Ice is not safe. Stay off all ice surfaces ALL ice huts must be off the ice by March 15th. Lake trout, whitefish, walleye and cisco season also close on March 15th for Lake Simcoe. Pike fishing will remain open until the end of the month. Perch and crappie have a year round open season.

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Barrie: The Bait Bucket   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: Tom 705-737-2248
Comments:
Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface 
Conditions
Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Jackson's Point: Bonnie Boats   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: 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
Gilford - Cook's Bay: Terry Goy Fish Huts 12" - 13"  CLOSED - UNSAFE     Good   Fair      
Contact: 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   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: 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   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: Jerry Kucharchuk 705 437-1890 (10am)
Comments:
Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface
Conditions
Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Beaverton: Floyd Hale's Huts   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: Bill Viveen 705 426-7415 (9am)
Comments:
Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface
Conditions
Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Port Bolster: Casey's Fish Huts   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: 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 Bay   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: Grizzly 705 294-0607 (noon)
Comments:



Lake Couchiching & Lake Simcoe (north end)

Overview by John Whyte Lake Simcoe Message Board

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Orillia: Trombly's Tackle Box   EXTREME CAUTION   ICE UNSAFE                 
Contact: Bob/John 705 327-3474 (10am)
Comments: Fishing has been very quiet this week. Ice is ever-changing. It is absolutely imperative to check with Trombly's and local operators prior to heading out. River mouths and bridges can be dangerous areas. Take caution around these areas!



Bay of Quinte - From Trenton to Picton, Brighton Bay and Wellers Bay

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Rob Henry 613 921-5392   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: [email protected]
Comments:
Trenton: Glenn Millar Pro Guide Service   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: Glenn Millar 613 848-9302

Comments:



Lake Erie

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



Lake St. Clair

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

 

GTA - Binbrook Conservation Area - South West of the Stoney Creek/Hamilton region

Area Contact Ice Thickness Surface Conditions Walleye Pike Perch Whitefish Herring Ling Lake Trout Pan Fish Crappie
Binbrook Conservation Area - Lake Niapenco   CLOSED - UNSAFE                
Contact: 905 692-3228 Prefers email: [email protected]

Comments:

 

Kawartha Lakes

BJ Marina - [email protected] 905 797 2632; Golden Beach Resort - 1 800 263 7781 ; Doddsy's Rice Lake Hut Rentals 905 797 2132

More information available at:  http://www.kawarthaanglers.com/forum/

 

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