A very popular winter activity in Muskoka, ice fishing combines the elements of a Canadian winter, with the sport of fishing. Throughout the winter, Muskoka’s lakes are dotted with ice fishing huts as anglers make their way out onto the frozen lakes to reel in the big one! This is the true Muskoka experience, and something that everyone should try! Time spent with friends and family out on the lake during a sunny, blue sky winter’s day. A warm cup of hot chocolate as you laugh at each other’s stories. Most of the time, you might even catch a fish!
For some reason, it seems like a fresh catch from a frozen lake tastes better. Many Muskoka lakes are well known for lake trout and whitefish. One of the most remarkable experiences is cooking up a fresh catch for everyone to share. Take it home for a fish fry, or do as many folks in Muskoka do, and have your own fish fry right on the lake!
- Muskoka Stay n’ Play Tours offers guided ice fishing adventures in Muskoka Lakes Township, out of their location in Bala. They also offer stay and play packages for groups looking for accommodation plus excitement.
- Muskoka Shores Cottages has their own 2-night Ice Fishing Package on Three Mile Lake, perfect for groups and families.
- Crestwood Inn in Port Carling offers an accommodation rate of $80 per night for ice fishers. All 3 of Muskoka’s major lakes are within a 10-minute drive, with on-foot access to the lakes. Bring your own angling equipment. Trailer parking is available at the Inn if you want to bring your sled, and they are right on the C102D trail.