"Canada is Cold"
Canada, specifically Ontario's Sunset Country is not always cold. We happily have four fully functioning seasons. Are our winters truly real winters? You bet. Sometimes up to 4 feet of ice by March, and our lakes occasionally don't bust open until May. But our spring, summer, and fall temperatures may surprise you! Not all anglers want to brag about how they braved the cold, or how they came back to the boat launch in a blizzard. Some, just want to enjoy the ride without having to put too much thought into layers or specialty gear besides perhaps sun protection.
Weather is the least constant or predictable factor on a fishing trip, even less predictable than the fish because, well, it sort of determines their mood. Just because the fish behave differently depending on temperature and pressure, doesn't mean they won't bite. You may just have to switch up your tactics. But we'll save that for another article. This one, is all for fair-weather anglers, and when they should visit Sunset Country for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
Perhaps you have no trouble braving the elements, but your boat partners do. Below is a detailed look at how our seasons shape up and what to expect, this way you can decide for yourself which season you can handle. At the end, you can find a necessity list to make your trip more comfortable, whether it's hot or cooler.