Ice Watch Reports

Ice Conditions Today for Lake Simcoe and surrounding lakes - Ice Watch Reports: Winter 2020

Last Updated: Tueadsy, March 17 2020 11.45 pm

Still good ice on Lake St, John near Orillia,

Lake Simcoe Ice Conditions & Fishing update from the ice hut operators
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If you know the ice conditions around Lake Simcoe and surrounding lakes please share with others. You can submit your information: ice thickness, distance from shore, exact or approximate location on the map, location of dangerous spots; pressure cracks, attach pictures, YouTube video to your ice report. Your important information may help others play safe on the ice.

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Working, Playing and Fishing on Ice

If you would like to learn more about activities and safety on ice you may find these online resources useful.

Over the period of 1991 to 2000, there were 447 deaths associated with activities on ice. Of these, 246 involved snowmobiles, 150 involved non-motorized activity and 51 motorized vehicles. Most of the deaths associated with activities on ice were related to recreational activities. (Canadian Red Cross Society 2006).

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Ice Safety

As we approach another exciting ice fishing season we anxiously anticipate walking on the hard water yet again.  In our eagerness to get out there though the second it's ready, some of us may forget the basic safety guidelines associated with our favorite winter sport. Being able to 'read' the ice in order to determine its level of safety, can be a invaluable asset for all  ice anglers; especially hard core guys who fish real early and late into the season.

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