fishing by the lake
Lake Simcoe is world renowned for its year-round recreational fishing making it one of the most intensely fished lakes in Ontario. The lake has many fish species such as lake trout, whitefish, herring, perch, crappie, carp, pike and small-mouthed bass, which attract anglers from all over the province during every season.
During the summer seasons, fishermen will often catch panfish such as perch, sunfish, bluegills and small-mouthed bass from the shore. On boat however, lake trout and small-mouthed bass are the ultimate desirable prize.
Lake Simcoe however, is probably best known for its ice fishing. Unofficially called the 'ice fishing capital of the world', fishermen come from all over to fish for perch, whitefish, pike, herring and white trout. The influx in population boosts local businesses and serves as the backbone to the local winter economy, benefitting ice hut operators, stores, and more. If you're looking to go ice fishing, check out some of these local ice fishing hut operators below!