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Lake Simcoe Ice fishing Report

The ice thickness on Cook’s Bay, Lake Simcoe is now 18 inches according to a local Keswick Ice Hut operator. The snow is about 8 inches deep with some areas seeing drifts of up to 12 inches of snow.

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Ice Fishing on Cook's Bay, Lake Simcoe. Keswick, Ontario

Look out for some slushy areas caused by pressure cracks, particularly one major slush area about 100 feet wide, caused by a pressure crack running north and south on the Bay. Rick Arsenault aka “Whitey” of Simcoe Fishing Adventures tells us that you shouldn’t have a problem with ATV’s or sleds, but you may want to pack a shovel or have a buddy to push you if you’re towing anything heavy should you run into a slushy area. These areas are reportedly safe, but may cause an inconvenience according to Whitey. Your best bet is to simply back up and go around these wet spots if you do encounter them.

Whitey sent us an email report today, and he tells us that he moved his whole camp last week away from a newly formed slushy area. His new location is in 18 feet of water with a sandy bottom, and they’re seeing non-stop perch fishing action with a maximum of 10 minutes between bites.

The trick to consistent catches of Jumbo perch has been to occasionally change up your presentation when the action slows down. A simple change like switching up to power bait on your jig or half a minnow can keep the bite going while other guys find themselves waiting for the next flurry of perch activity.

For ice hut rentals in the Keswick area, or for up to the minute updates, contact:

Simcoe Fishing Adventures:
(905) 476 2652

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