Ice fishing is seeing a surge of interest in recent years as a fun and unique way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the Ontario winter weather. It’s a great opportunity to spend some time alone or with friends and family, disconnect, and just enjoy nature. Plus, if you’re lucky, there’s fish for dinner!
It might sound freezing and unbearable, but a lot of ice fishing actually takes place in cozy little huts set up on frozen lakes. At least the kind we’re talking about does. There are many places such as resorts, cottage rentals and travel excursion companies throughout the province where you can rent an ice hut and cast your line for lake fish, or that will take you out on a guided experience package. First timers will want to make sure they’re going somewhere that offers heated huts, equipment, pre-drilled holes and everything you need. That meas you won’t have to bring your own auger (that giant sized drill used to make a whole in the ice that you’ll fish through).