Lake Scugog is a man made lake that is littered with buoys that marked the old riverbed.
Muskellunge, sucker, bullhead, carp, rock bass, pumpkinseed, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch and walleye are all species of fish that can be found in this lake. It is a dark murky lake with lots of weeds so its great for fish.
The lake has an area of 514 square kilometers. The lake is fed by the Nonquon and Layton Rivers and drained by the Scugog River.
The main town on this lake is Port Perry. It is about half an hour outside of Toronto and just North of Oshawa Ontario.
In the center of the lake there is a peninsula with campgrounds, small farms and even a charity casino. It is called The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino. Its a nice place but like all casinos', it kinda smells like adult diapers.
Ice Fishing on this lake is a huge attraction. The ice is thick (12in), and because of its close proximity to Toronto, shanty towns spring up on the lake. In 1992 a record 807 ice fishing huts were counted on Lake Scugog during the ice fishing season.