Canada Ice Fishing
Canada ice fishing tours, rentals and guides are available throughout Canada in every province and in every territory weather permitting. Wherever the rivers and lakes freeze over there are opportunities for ice fishing - some with tours, others self guided.
Canada ice fishing is enjoyed on many of the major lakes and rivers in Canada. It is most popular between the winter months of December and March after the snow has fallen, the temperatures have dropped and the waterways have frozen over.
Some of the fish caught during a Canadian ice fishing season include salmon, trout, perch, bass, pickerel, pike, walleye and others. In all instances fishing licenses are required and regulations are strictly enforced.
In many areas of the country there are catch limits in place to protect from over fishing. Some areas operate on a catch and release bylaw - so research your fishing destinations. Tours and guides are knowledgeable in this area.
There are various ways to ice fish in Canada. Later in the season when the temperatures are not as cold people ice fish in the open with a lawn chair, a thermos of hot liquid and a bucket of fish beside them.
Most travelers prefer some level of comfort and prefer to ice fish in a temporary warming hut (ice fishing shack).
Ice fishing companies erect warming huts after the waterways have frozen over. The shack is laced over a fishing hole drilled with an auger. Ice shacks vary greatly in size, amenities and comforts. Most include seating and a wood stove. The deluxe version of an ice shack may include power, beds, cooking area, stereo and lighting.