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deerhunter
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 10:17 am


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Last year my buddies and I went Ice fishing for the first time. And, we had a great time but we got skunked when it came to Icing any fishing. This year we want to try a new outfitter. We are simple fishermen and a slow but constant perch bite would satisfy us.

We are considering:

Bear Creek
Rob Hyatt's
Fish Bay Marina.

Does anyone have any recommendations where some novice guys can catch a few fish to fry?

Thanks.
DH

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FatRap
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 10:57 am


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Not so sure it is where you go as to when you go, the first week or two of the season are usually the best and then the week or two before the bungalows/huts have to be off the ice in March are usually good for perch fishing. However booking any of these weeks you are gambling on the ice conditions at the time. You might have a hard time booking anything for first ice right now as most that want these weeks book a year in advance, you can always keep an eye on here for any early season cancellations. Then the problem with March is you have to read everyone else's reports while you wait which isn't easy either

Any one of the operators under Ice Hut Rentals at the top of the page are solid operators, maybe start contacting them now to see if any have anything available for first ice, that would be your best bet IMO.

Good luck

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 11:24 am


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I think FatRap nailed it. If you want early ice I'd be on the phone asap. For what it's worth, I've heard great things about Bear creek and Rob Hyatt. I'm not that familiar with the other outfitter.
Good luck, you'll have a blast.

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Posted: Sep 26, 2018 - 04:09 pm


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We always use Lake Nippissing Ice Fishing Charters the 1st or 2nd week of opener and the last or second last week before closing. We always find the fish....some days slower than others but a lot of biting. We enjoy their service and they are great. We love ice fishing on Nippissing....it is our 'trip' every year

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 11:10 am


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Rob Hyatt is a first class operator!

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 03:09 pm


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Give Scott at chilly willy’s a call! We went last year caught lots of fish and had a blast! Lots of walleye and we even landed an 18lb 12oz northern!

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 05:20 pm


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Does anyone know of ice bungalows that allow dogs

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 07:20 pm


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QUOTE (Andrewj @ Sep 27, 2018 - 05:20 pm)
Does anyone know of ice bungalows that allow dogs

I think South Shore Ice Condos does, there listed above

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Posted: Sep 28, 2018 - 05:22 pm


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Just spoke with Rob Hyatt. He has just sold his business as of yesterday. A new fella is going to now be looking after the ice bungalows. Hopefully the services will be just as good.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 07:07 am


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Always good service and fishing with Jeff at !Sandy Bay Cottages.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 10:10 am


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I've caught the most fish and the biggest fish at
South River Resort...
Tried others but in my opinion SRR has always put us on fish and Steve the operator has been nothing but professional everytime..
If it was me DH I'd give Steve at call....
Cheers Dave..
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dickie
Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 11:06 am


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sandy bay cottages will put you on fish. some days you have to work a little harder for them. It is true that first and last ice is usually best

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Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 03:58 pm


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Ice bungalows is a awesome hut rentals nice clean huts super bungalows are best satellite tv generator 300 square feet lots of room our group have bin using then for over 18 years they take care of you fun spot

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Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 09:01 pm


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You won’t be disappointed with the new operator. They are well versed on Lake Nipissing. Born and raised here..

They get my two thumbs up!

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robertmowen
Posted: Oct 01, 2018 - 08:28 am


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Fish Bay has always been good to us in the summer. Great service and good people. Haven't used them in the winter but they usually report good fishing.

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