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.)
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
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
Bite Me Charters:
Pike & Bass Packages;
1/2 day Charter- 4 persons
$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.
Family trips are our specialty we ply the waters of Southern Georgian Bay were the scenery is spectacular.
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.
HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY
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ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY
ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
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!