I figured since I'm a member of this board I would ask the question here first. Anyone have any experience with booking a waterfront motel in the Bay of Quinte area for a self serve ice fishing trip? The reason I'm looking for waterfront is so that I can leave the room and head out with the ATV and gear instead having to pull it to a launch location. Any help or advice with this appreciated.
Where ever you decide to book a place, make sure it is not the Algin Motel. The worst experience renting a motel in my life, mice in the room all night, a hole in one of the windows in the room had us freezing all night long. When my buddy went to the manager about the window, he asked my friend . . . " just what did we expect him to do about it. . . " A 10 X 10 hut was to accompany the motel room, when we got to the hut it was maybe 4X6 at best, 3 of us had to fish outside. Oh.... & the heater ran out of fuel 3 hours into our day & he refused to bring us more fuel.
At any rate good luck finding a place, search around, check reviews & ask the locals about the place you find.
By the way the Pickerel fishing was fantastic, the only thing that made our trip worth while.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2019 11:09:37 GMT -5 by hammerem
Thanks to all that replied, i was able to find suitable accommodation in Deseranto. The bite was very slow and only managed one walleye. The ice thickness was unbelievable as we could only find between 4 and 6 in of ice no matter where we went, locals say it's because of the current, a little unnerving with quad and gear in tow. I did find one interesting feature, we launched our equipment from a township park open for anyone to use and to my surprise there were no parking meters, no booth collecting money and free parking for all and not just for residents, something that is quite the opposite in Innisfil. So instead of putting the money into town coffers we patronized two local restaurants, bait shop, variety store, LCBO in addition to our accommodations. I will still continue to fish Lake Simcoe but the only money that Innisfil is getting out of me is my parking fees everything else comes from home. Remember, Bay of Quinte is is as popular if not more so than Cooks Bay and they seem to get by without raping the tourists. Food for thought.....
peter: Snow shoes are your best bet brother but if it rains cleats
Feb 15, 2019 5:50:18 GMT -5
robg: How is the walk out at BBP guys? Cleats or Snow Shoes? Heading out Sunday morning.
Feb 14, 2019 9:18:45 GMT -5
poconojojo: anywhere to get minnows off of the 9th line?? north of Innisfil...thx
Feb 13, 2019 7:25:42 GMT -5
slabtime: hi cookie. call Gail and Donny 1-226-218-4638
Feb 10, 2019 16:53:54 GMT -5
cookie: need a hut for wed.16th
Feb 10, 2019 16:46:08 GMT -5
droptheanchor: Skippers tackle taking pics from my Instagram. Reposts it as a fish caught on his lures. Douchebag!
Feb 9, 2019 11:29:41 GMT -5
robg: Heading out on Kemp Tuesday. I hope the shoreline is still good after the warm weather and rain we are supposed to get on Sat , and Mon. Have a great weekend guys and play safe out there
Feb 1, 2019 15:48:58 GMT -5
slabtime: bundle up and make sure you have enough propane!!!
Jan 29, 2019 19:59:01 GMT -5
peter: bullet youll need to creat a new profile , maybe right your passward down , keep it in a safe place .good luck
Jan 28, 2019 6:01:55 GMT -5
peter: ice fishing in muskoka let me know , ill tell you were to go
Jan 27, 2019 14:13:39 GMT -5
bullett: Hi I keep for getting pass word thanks for the help
Jan 26, 2019 15:55:17 GMT -5
peter: Snow will bog you down today . use caution .
Jan 26, 2019 5:52:22 GMT -5
peter: Innisfil new parking app , good idea ? answer the poll question
Jan 25, 2019 19:33:24 GMT -5
droptheanchor: Piercer, pics or it didn't happen! lol. Sorry, not sure what you're on about lol
Jan 23, 2019 13:55:08 GMT -5
piercer: Hey Flip I did it you still kicking
Jan 22, 2019 20:06:39 GMT -5
oldboy: Ha Peter we are a party of 3 that want to come up on thursday or friday who do suggest we rent from just looking for some nice jumbos
Jan 22, 2019 10:56:45 GMT -5
poconojojo: hey Robg great work on your reports, is anyone taking snow machines or quads off of the 9th line?? thx
Jan 22, 2019 7:26:06 GMT -5
genec: Coming up Tuesday about 8:00 - hope there is space left at Dave's!
Jan 20, 2019 20:55:02 GMT -5
peter: Sunday -18c cold
Jan 20, 2019 5:08:37 GMT -5
peter: Happy Saturday guys , fk its cold out there , dress very warm an most of all . be safe .
Jan 19, 2019 8:14:46 GMT -5