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Cook’s Bay Ice Fishing

Ice fishing for Jumbo Perch in Cooks Bay is heating up folks. In most cases the real question isn’t ‘will you catch perch’, it’s how many, and how fast?

I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading some Lake Simcoe ice fishing reports that would make Bob Izumi drop what he’s doing and immediately head up to Gilford to get in on the Jumbo Perch bonanza that is now underway. Hey, you may not even need to bring 2 rods – because many are having the kind of outings where they don’t have time to tend to 2 rods due to non-stop jumbo perch ice fishing action. Not a bad problem to have indeed.

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Cook's Bay Ice Fishing. Jumbo Perch caught by an OFF member.

Reports like this one from last season are beginning to come in again this week. That means we should have another good 8 weeks of solid perch fishing on Cook’s Bay. Make sure you check the ice conditions in advance as we’re getting reports that some sections of Lake Simcoe are thin as of yet. If you’re going out this week, Gilford is a safe bet as of right now.

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