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> Booked Cottage for March Break Bala Bay area, Hows Ice fishing on Bala bay, ice?
RAM3500
Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 11:32 am


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Good morning everyone. Booked a cottage across Bala Cove Marina on the small Peninsula. Taking the skidoo to do some riding and ice fishing with the family. Do any members know the area well on where to go and be on save ice.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 11:40 am


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Would like to ice fish inside this red inside area marked at least.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 12:31 pm


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Walleye season closes on March 15. Only lake trout and pike open after that. Not sure how good ice fishing is in that area. Not many people ice fish around there. Depending how warm march is there is lots of current areas around bala with the islands and muskoka draining into moon river. They start to really lower the lakes in march.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 01:28 pm


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QUOTE (Fishabout @ Jan 29, 2021 - 12:31 pm)
Depending how warm march is there is lots of current areas around bala with the islands and muskoka draining into moon river. They start to really lower the lakes in march.

x2 on the ice in Bala Bay and all narrows in that region of Lake Muskoka

March 2021 - pack a boat maybe


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RAM3500
Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 07:53 pm


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Hopefully weather cooperates. Well be there on the 14-22. 1-2 Days for eyes fishing is better than none. Hope the snow sticks around can always hit some trails for other spots. All the info helps.
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Posted: Jan 30, 2021 - 08:07 am


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Dont waste your time in Bala bay. The fishing is terrible and ice is always sketchy... tons of current as mentioned. I only fish Joe or Rosseau now

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Posted: Jan 30, 2021 - 08:19 am


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I'm not familiar with the ice conditions there, however I do agree there would be quite a current and questionable conditions. You're not far from the falls/dam where moon river starts. That bay is the drainage for a massive area...from headwaters in Algonquin park, downstream through most of Muskoka, including Joe, Rosseau, Lake of Bays, Vernon, Mary, Fairy, Pen, Lake Muskoka. All that water goes through Bala bay.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2021 - 10:16 pm


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I know the cottage you've rented, the east side of peninsula never froze last year, strong current area. If the bubbler is on in boathouse you may not gave access to lake unless through another property. New owners so may not run bubbler hopefully. Nice big place for ya... Should see the before pics before renovation, huge improvement.
Lots of water close, may have to trailer to be safe. I can always give you a heads up a few before arrival.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 12:38 pm


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Right now the channel is open water. Can send ya a pic if wanted.
Donít see any snowmobile tracks on boathouse side of lake.

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