Lake Simcoe Fishing

Lake Simcoe
Fishing Spot
Bait and Tackle

Surface Area Max Depth Average Depth Max Length Max Width
744.0 sq km 41.0 m 15.0 m 30.0 km 25.0 km

Fish in Lake Simcoe

Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yellow Perch

Fishing Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe is the fourth largest lake in the province of Ontario, and is bordered by Simcoe County. Found on Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie is a city that is in the area, and located at the beginning of Lake Couchiching is Orillia. There is another town, Georgina, that takes up the southernmost shore of Lake Simcoe and is comprised of many different smaller communities. Along with these towns, there are several islands that are located inside Lake Simcoe like Snake Island, Georgina Island, Thorah Island, Grape Island, Fox Island, and Strawberry Island. There are a lot of communities and landmarks that can be found within Lake Simcoe.

Lake Simcoe is what is left behind of a much larger lake named Lake Algonquin, and there are many creeks and rivers that flow into this lake. The Talbot River is the main river that drains into Lake Simcoe, but there are also the Black River, Beaver River, Holland River, Bluffs Creek, and many more. Georgina Island is the largest island found in the lake, and these are good areas for fishing spots and shore fishing. You can look on our website to locate fishing maps and fishing reports to assist you on your fishing trip. If you would like, you can also locate fishing guides on our site to personally assist you in finding a particular species of fish. These guides are very professional and can help you find the exact fish you seek.

Lake Simcoe is very popular for ice fishing because the entire surface freezes in the winter. There are many travelers that fish in the winter so that they can take part of the numerous ice fishing competitions. The attention that Lake Simcoe receives in the winter makes this lake one of the most highly fished locations in Ontario. Actually, Lake Simcoe is known as the Ice Fishing Capital of Canada! You can find many species of fish in this lake that include whitefish, herring, and lake trout. Many fishermen choose to fish in the winter because this lake is very active in the summer with boating and other events. However, many still fish year-round and enjoy successful catches.

When fishing Lake Simcoe you can consult fishing reports to see what the activity is on the water, and we have provided you with these resources on our website. Fishing can be a delicate activity, but Lake Simcoe is one of the most well stocked lakes in the region and is sure to provide numerous catches. When you have had your fill of fishing on the water, there are many local towns that you can lodge at or visit. No matter what season, you are sure to have bountiful catches from this lake, especially if you are fishing for whitefish.

The Lake Simcoe fishing map contains information about some of the best fishing spots this lake has to offer as well as the nearby cottages, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. Below are the latest Lake Simcoe fishing reports submitted by charter captains, fishing guides, cottage owners and other users who have recently been out on the lake.
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