Full-Service Guided Ontario Ice Fishing Trips Now Available at Andy Myers Lodge!
With today’s fast-paced winter sportsman in mind, the full-service package includes accommodations, a professional guide from the start of the day to drop off at day’s end, on-ice transportation, heated shelters, hot lunch, equipment, and filleting of any fish kept for dinner or to take home. Your ice fishing holes will even be drilled for you, and of course, you will get expert advice and tips throughout the day. You are most welcome and encouraged to bring your snowmobile, ATV, portable shacks, and other necessary equipment, especially if you are traveling with a larger group. You will also be updated on conditions before you arrive, as there are countless areas to see and explore. There are also guided only pricing options. If you are interested in these, please do not hesitate to ask.
Guided Ice Fishing
What Should You Bring?
Personal fishing equipment you might consider bringing would include a flasher/fish locator, as well as a light action St. Croix jigging rod with 4# ice floro and a spring bobber for perch and crappie. Jigs, darters, and spoons from 1/16-1/4 ounces and a variety of plastics will put a tasty meal on the ice for you.
For jigging Walleyes, Bourbot, Lake Trout, and Northern Pike, a medium St. Croix rod with 10-14# Berkley Fireline or Seagur and a 10-17# Seagur floro leader with a variety of Kast Masters, Jigging Raps, jigs from 1/8-2 ounces with flukes and tubes will provide some fast action.
It is legal to use two lines per person while ice fishing in Ontario, so a Beaver Dam tip-up or a Wind Jammer set with live or dead bait, depending on the species you pursue, will give you an additional presentation option to double your odds of icing a trophy gamefish.
The winter ice fishing season begins in earnest with the first safe ice, which is typically in mid- to late- December. January 1st is the opening of Lake Trout season, and all other targeted species are open with the general Walleye season closing on April 20th.
Some of the best ice fishing of the season typically occurs during late February through March and into early April, when generally milder weather, ease of ice travel, and pre-spawn game fish movements make fishing and location very predictable. This time period is highly coveted and we recommend bookings well in advance.
Full-service pricing includes accommodations, professional guide service, heated shelter, and equipment, on ice transportation, bait, hot lunch, and fish filleting.
Please inquire about discounts on provisioning own equipment as well as group pricing options.