In January I wondered if the weather would be cold enough for ice fishing but as you can see in the first photo, the ice is thick enough for cars to park on it.
Lake Simcoe is a large lake known around the world for ice fishing - jumbo perch and pike in the shallow areas, and lake trout and whitefish in deeper waters.
Walking out onto the ice
More people fish on Lake Simcoe in winter than during the summer months.
Riding out onto the ice
Many fishers walk out to the ice, but many prefer to ride out in vehicles such as 4-wheelers, snowmobiles and even bicycles.
Driving an ice hut onto the ice
Many local fishers own their own ice bungalows (huts), but small businesses in the area rent them out to tourists.
A busy place
Approximately 2000 to 4000 huts are on the ice from late January to early March.
Making a hole in the ice
Some anglers prefer to fish out in the open without a hut. This one is using an auger to drill a fishing hole.
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