Georgina's frosty frontier

georgina ice fishing winter tourism blog

Dive into unforgettable ice-fishing experiences this winter.

As winter starts to blanket Georgina with a pristine layer of snow, it transforms into a haven for ice-fishing enthusiasts. Nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe, known as the “Ice Fishing Capital of Canada,” Georgina provides the perfect setting for a thrilling ice-fishing experience close to Toronto. Among the many activities winter brings, ice fishing stands out as a beloved pastime, and the Town's frozen lakeshore is a playground for anglers seeking the thrill of a catch beneath the icy surface.

Fish species in Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe, the fourth-largest lake in Ontario with more than 50 fish species, boasts 240 kilometres of shoreline and a diverse ecosystem that accommodates several notable fish species, each contributing to the lake's vibrant aquatic community. Find out more about Lake Simcoe’s fishing regulations by visiting Fish ON-Line, an interactive map managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Top catches on ice

  • Lake Whitefish
  • Yellow Perch
  • Lake Trout
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Crappie

Ice fishing operators in Georgina

Georgina's allure lies not just in its breathtaking winter landscapes but also in the warmth of its close-knit community and the plethora of ice-fishing operators that cater to new and avid ice anglers alike. These operators offer more than just a place to drill a hole in the ice; they provide a complete package, ensuring that every angler's ice fishing excursion is not just successful but also enjoyable.

 

Phone: 705-437-1560

Location: Port Bolster

Casey's Fish Huts, operated by Casey’s Port Bolster Inn, is a well-known establishment among avid anglers. Offering comfortable huts equipped with all the essentials for a successful ice fishing outing, bait and tackle store onsite, and lodgings for overnight stays. Your ride to and from the huts will be in their heated Argo and Bombardier.

 

Fish-On Fishing Guides

Phone: 647-818-1359

Location: Keswick

For those looking for expert guidance on the ice, Fish-On Fishing Guides in Keswick provides knowledgeable guides who not only assist with the technicalities of ice fishing but also share their passion for the sport. They offer a fully guided ice-fishing experience and even cook lunch! Guests also have access to their very own underwater fishing camera to see the fish surrounding their lure in real time.

 

Hank Heyink Fish Huts

Phone: 905-722-3718

Location: Jackson's Point

Hank Heyink Fish Huts in Jackson's Point offers a personalized touch to your ice-fishing experience. With a range of hut sizes, it caters to both solo anglers and groups, ensuring everyone has a memorable time on the ice.

 

Ice Fishing Outfitters

Phone: 905-715-9718

Location: Sutton

Owned and operated by the Chippewas of Georgina Island, Ice Fishing Outfitters in Sutton provides everything you need for a successful ice-fishing trip. From well-maintained heated huts to a heated bombardier transport to your angling adventure, they ensure you're fully equipped for a day of icy fun.

 

C.W. Marine

Phone: 647-680-7008

Location: Keswick

C.W. Marine in Keswick goes beyond just providing huts; it offers a comprehensive ice-fishing experience. You can enjoy a solo adventure in an 8’ by 8’ hut or bring a group with their largest hut measuring 13’ by 10’. All hut rentals include the use of their two on-site ice rinks.

 

KS Lake Simcoe Ice Hut Rentals

Phone: 905-716-5732

Location: Pefferlaw

Nestled in the serene surroundings of Pefferlaw, KS Lake Simcoe Ice Hut Rentals provides a tranquil setting for anglers looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Their well-maintained huts are equipped for your comfort, with two padded bench seats and a two-burner propane stove.

 

Paul's Ice Fishing Huts

Phone: 705-437-4006

Location: Pefferlaw

Paul's Ice Fishing Huts offers a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. The huts are strategically placed for optimal fishing and their knowledge of the local waters ensures a successful outing.

 

Pefferlaw Fish Huts

Phone: 705-437-1890

Location: Pefferlaw

Pefferlaw Fish Huts, located at Peninsula Resort, provides a unique experience with a range of hut sizes. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, their friendly staff ensures you have all you need for a great day on the ice.

 

Snake Island Fish Huts

Phone: 905-955-0027

Location: Keswick

Situated in Keswick, Snake Island Fish Huts offers ice huts that are insulated, and heated and have plenty of seating room for groups of four and six. They specialize in catering to families and occasional and avid anglers. Book your trip today and let Snake Island Huts organize your next fishing adventure!

Dive into the world of recreational ice fishing without a licence on Family Day weekend (Feb.18 - 20, 2024), or snag a one-day licence online at huntandfishontario.com.

 

Parking

If you are a visitor and looking for parking, the pay-and-display parking lots at North Gwillimbury, Willow Beach, De la Salle and Jackson’s Point Harbour are open, and parking in those lots is free in the winter. While parking at Holmes Point is available to current resident parking pass holders, non-resident visitors may be subject to a nominal parking fee. There is also parking in south Keswick at Adeline Park and Young’s Harbour. There is no parking allowed on most of Lake Drive and the surrounding streets. This is to allow access to emergency vehicles. 

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, the Town's array of ice hut operators ensures that your ice fishing adventure is not only successful but also a memorable experience in the heart of winter's embrace. So, bundle up, grab your gear and head to Georgina for an exhilarating ice fishing escapade!

For your safety, we suggest checking with ice hut operators on ice conditions before heading out on the lake. Learn more about fishing in Georgina at georgina.ca/fishing

 

Accommodations

There is so much to see and do in Georgina this winter. Don’t just come for the day. You can stay too. Georgina has several accommodation options to fit any budget and need. 

For more tourism information, including upcoming events, visit georgina.ca/tourism.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100
info@georgina.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.