May is a BIG Opening Month for Lake Simcoe Anglers
May 10 — the second Saturday of the month — is huge on Simcoe! Lake trout, whitefish, northern pike and walleye season all open. For those who can’t wait and want to wet a line before then, they can fish Simcoe’s yellow perch, sunfish, rock bass, brown bullhead, bowfin, black crappie and even common carp as they all have a year round open season. These fish are found in good numbers – both in the lake and her many tributary rivers.

Bass Season Opener — Always Big News on Simcoe
The fourth Saturday in June, June 28, is when the lake’s largemouth and smallmouth bass season opens. Before then, you are not allowed to fish for bass — even if you practise catch and release! Early season bass action after the opener can be some of the hottest of the entire year. This is a critical period however for this species and anglers are strongly encouraged to practise catch and release. Aurora

Bassmasters Pike Tournament
Sunday, May 25, Aurora Bassmasters, Open Pike Tournament — Cooks Bay, Boston Pizza, Keswick. Entries are just $100 per two-person team and can be secured through PayPal on the site or with cash the morning of the event beginning at 6 a.m. Fish from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the heaviest three pike (limit per team) win, with 80% paybacks. Working livewells are mandatory for this catch-and-release event. All proceeds go to Aurora Bassmasters for their conservation and youth projects