LEARN TO FISH IN SIMCOE COUNTY
Simcoe County boasts some of the best year round fishing. From the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay to the shorelines of Lake Simcoe and Couchiching,
and all our rivers and streams, we have something for everyone from beginners to pros.
DOWNLOAD FISHING GUIDES
Bayview Wildwood Resort
Choose a midweek or weekend package; with or without meals included. See Rates and Reservations for more details.
Rent a 16 ft. Bass Boat with 25 hp. motor, steering, live-well with a full tank of gas, during the Spring or Autumn. Package rates start at $375/dbl per person and include: two nights stay, one dinner, two breakfasts, one box lunch, and two day boat rental. All operators will receive free of charge the “small vessel competency” orientation as required by Provincial Legislation.
- Early Arrival Option: Arrive as early as 8 am. Just make sure we know so that the fishing boat can be readied. Normal check-in time is 3:30 pm.
- Late Departure Option – Fish on your last day. We provide a storage area for luggage, etc. and use of Bayview Wildwood Resort shower facilities.
- Free docking, launching (At nearby marina, a small fee applies.)
Check Spring and Autumn Fishing Packages availability through Rates and Reservations or Contact Bayview Wildwood directly.
Learn to Fish at Earl Rowe Provincial Park
The Learn to Fish program introduces kids, teens and adults to fishing. This fun and engaging two–hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands–on fishing.
The program will teach you how to:
- rig, bait and cast a fishing rod
- identify and catch local fish species
- get a fishing licence and follow fishing regulations
- discover more about fishing in Ontario
- fish safely and sustainably
We provide everything you need, including:
- experienced instructors focused on fish, fun and safety
- fishing rod, reel and bait
- a fishing licence to take part in the Learn to Fish program
- lifejacket and sunglasses
Learn more, contact Earl Rowe Provincial Park.
Bite Me Charters
Pike and bass packages
- 1/2 day Charter- 4 perspons
- $75.00 per extra person
Salmon Rainbow and Lake Trout
- Half day Charter $450.00
- Full day $750.00
Boat is a 27' Rinker with a full washroom and galley on Board. All bait, tackle, rods reels and safety equipment supplied plus bottled water and ice. Clients welcome to bring out cooler with lunch snacks and beverages of choice. Family trips are our specialty We ply the waters of Southern Georgian Bay were the scenery is spectacular. Sundowner tours are a must for photo buffs and sunsets. Contact Captain Jack at 705-534-4601 or his cell at 705-220-6002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They depart from Victoria Harbour which is just a 15 minute ride from Midland.
Learn more, contact: https://bitemecharters.net/
HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY
ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Sports
Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia ON
|Bass Lake Provincial Park|
2540 Bass Lake Sideroad E., Oro-Medonte ON
Blue Beacon Marina
693 Atherley Road, Orillia ON
Canadian Tire Orillia
1017 Brodie Drive, Orillia ON
3835 Campbell Road, Unit 4, Severn ON
KS Lake Simcoe Ice Hut Rental
2520 Talbot Lane, Brechin ON
Lake Country Adventure Co.
5 Courtland Street, Orillia ON
33 Queen Street, Orillia ON
Swift Georgian Bay
Exit 149, Hwy 400 North, Waubaushene, Severn ON
Trombly's Tackle Box
595 West Street South, Orillia ON
HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY
|Heels Recreational Fishing Services |
3910 Algonquin Avenue, Innisfil ON
ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Happy Go Fishing
246 Codrington Street, Barrie ON
FISH SPECIES GUIDE
Located on the shores of Orillia and connected to Lake Simcoe by the historic Atherly Narrows, "Cooch" is a favorite destination for great perch, pike and bass action. It's also one of Canada's top bass tournament hotspots because excellent smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing prevail along with an outstanding launch and waterfront facilities in Orillia.
Southern Georgian Bay
The protected bays like those out of Midland and Penetanguishene offer anglers good waters to hook pike, walleye, large and smallmouth bass, black crappie and perch. Parts of Georgian Bay also harbour monster sized muskie. Further out in the Bay you can hire a charter or fish on your own for lake trout, rainbows or salmon. If you head west over towards Collingwood you can target big pike and untapped smallmouth bass but these play 2nd fiddle when the migratory salmon and rainbow trout 'are in'
The Nottawasaga, Coldwater, Pretty and Sturgeon Rivers at certain times of the year all have migratory salmon and trout whereas slower moving rivers like the Holland at the southern end of Simcoe County have various panfish, huge carp, bountiful bullheads and big largemouth bass.
Several smaller water bodies within Simcoe County may not receive the attention that Lake Simcoe or Georgian Bay does but are worth checking out for an exciting fishing adventure. Bass Lake west of Orillia is aptly named for its #1 attraction and the provincial park by the same name is a great place to camp. Gloucester Pool, Lake St. John or Sparrow Lake provide fine bass, pike and panfish action.
Want to fish for something different that you can't find everywhere? Parts of southern Georgian Bay and Gloucster Pool have some exceptional long nosed gar, common carp and channel cats that are sure to provide a thrill you won't soon forget.
Simcoe County Tourism encourages all anglers and others enjoying our lakes to be extremely cautious; especially on big waters like Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe. Prior to heading out make sure your boat is properly equipped and check marine forecasts for wind and storm warnings. During winter months call local operator or tackle shops for the latest ice conditions.
NEW TO FISHING?
Check out Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Learn to Fish Program every summer at Earl Rowe Provincial Park in Alliston.
For more information: Earl Rowe Provincial Park (705) 435-2498,
Fishing is the reel deal in Simcoe County!