Caution: Spring Fishing in Algonquin – Ice Still on Lakes

Before you head to Algonquin this weekend to celebrate the spring fishing season in Ontario, make sure you are aware of the ice conditions in the park.

As of Tuesday April 21st, all lakes in Algonquin Park have some ice cover, including a large number with more than 90% ice cover. Nowhere is the ice strong enough for ice fishing.

This is the most unusual lake ice break-up in the past 20 years. Usually ice break-up extends up to a two to five week period. This year it will be compressed to as little as five days and include an abnormal sequence of ice-outs.

Please check Algonquin’s website for the latest information:
http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/news/spring_accessICEsafety.html