hey there new to Guelph heard lots of people talk about guelph lake. was wondering if anyone had any tips or ideas. i hear they have alot of big crappie and good sized perch as well as some monster pike? any truth to this? lol if so i have never really ice fished for any of these so tips would be great. i wanna take my son out this week and hope to get him hooked on fishing. also where in the area can i get minnows this time of year? thanks very much!
A friend of mine lives in guelph and said that they stock bellwood lake with pickeral. I guess they get them there sping/summer/fall and I have heard throughout the winter (although ppl seem to keep it hush hush, as they often do when it comes to pickeral fishing). Not sure about size or possesion limits, something to check into. Lots of perch, pike and crappie there too. Only way to find out is to blast a few holes and start jiggin. Check this site I posted for when it opens as it seems at the moment it is closed for ice fishing. Good luck man!
Guelph (the main res.) is closed to ice fishing as far as I know and hasn't been open for a couple of years. the back res. is open but access is limited to the county road. there is very little LEGAL parking on hwy 24. As far as bait is concerned try tall tales bait @ tackle in Cambridge.He always has a good stock of pin heads and creek bait as well as maggots and worm.
Bulldog if the little one can handle the drive to Simcoe it would be your best bet. The perch were on fire this week,every time you drop down the hole you were smashing fish. I have a little guy i want to introduce to ice fishing also and its imperative they catch fish or they get bored. Head off Gilford road onto Cooks Bay and you won't be dissappointed....thats my game plan for the little guy. Perch are fun as hell for me let alone a child!!!
Post by groverfisher on Dec 26, 2010 22:03:43 GMT -5
drove by the south end of guelph lake yesterday and there were about 8 or 10 people out there.you can buy minnows in guelph at two different places but only the one on hwy#6 north of canadian tire seems to be open on sundays.good luck.but as another poster said-try some where else like island lake in oraneville or belwood lake.belwood is deep by the dam(55 feet deep)so hug the shore line and stay back from the dam.