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Rent a Hut and Get Reelin’

Once the open water turns to ice, Lake Simcoe comes alive with more anglers than it sees all three other seasons combined. With several ice hut operators around Ontario’s 6th largest inland lake it makes it easy for families with or without ice fishing experience to try this great winter sport. For active, hard core ice anglers, the quality and quantity of fish available, brings them back year after year.

Ice Fishing is available on Lake Couchiching, Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. No gear required – contact one of the outfitters below for heated huts and tackle rental information.

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Ice Fishing Safety

Tourism Simcoe County encourages all ice anglers and others enjoying our lakes in winter to be extremely cautious. Prior to heading out, call a local ice hut operator or tackle shop for the latest ice conditions. It is importa​nt to note that those on foot require at least fo​ur inches of clear blue ice, while those on a snowmobile or ATV need a minimum of eight inches. Stay clear of open water, pressure cracks and areas with current. ​​​​

Simcoe county guide map


Prefer a paper copy? Email with your mailing address and we will send you a copy,​ at no cost.

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