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Another ice fishing lake in Canada is Lake Simcoe. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world that completly freezes over. It is about 30 km long and 25 km wide, making it roughly 725 km in area.

It is shaped like a hand that is pointing down at Toronto, which is only a 45 minute drive away from there. The part of the hand that makes up the thumb is Kempenfelt Bay, while the pointing finger is Cook's Bay in the south.

Originally the lake was called Ouentironk or "Beautiful Water" by the Huron natives. It was renamed Lake Simcoe in 1973 by John Graves Simcoe in honor of his father, Captain John Simcoe.

Some cities near this lake are Barrie, which is located on Kempenfelt Bay, Orillia, which is near the Northernmost part of the lake, and Georgina which is located along the south shore of the lake.

In winter, once the ice forms, this lake is known sometimes as the Canadian ice fishing capital. There are several vendors near and on this lake to get supplies from and several hut operations to choose from.

There are over 60 different species of fish in the lake. Bass, pike, lake trout, whitefish, walleye, perch and crappie are just a few to choose from. This lake is restocked with fish so you are never going to have to worry about running out of fish to catch.

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