Lake Couchiching: Simcoe & Muskoka District

  • dimensions: 12″x18″
  • double sided
  • laminated map
  • black/white
  • water depth contour lines
  • locations for the major fish species
  • access points
  • information on fish habits and movements
  • fishing tips
  • MNR/Travel & Accommodation info. sources

Major Lake Species:  Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Pumpkinseed, Catfish, Walleye, Muskie

Lake Facts::

  • Lake Couchiching in located in the township of Orillia in Simcoe County. The city of Orillia is located on the south end and the town of Washago on the north end
  • co-ordinates: Lat. 44° 39′ 51″ Long. 79° 22′ 35″
  • the lake is part of the Trent Severn Waterway system.
  • while max. depths reach 12 m (39′), the average depth is approx. 6 m (20′)
  • the surface area is 4543 hectares (11,221 acres)
  • the lake is 16 km. long and 4.8 km at its widest
  • the lake is home to a popular winter perch and crappie fishery
  • the Green River enters the lake on the north end
  • public boat launches can be found at the Couchiching Beach Park on the south end of the lake and on the north end at the end of Quetton St. in Washago
  • the Atherley Narrows area (connecting Lake Couchiching to Lake Simcoe) is home to one of the
  • largest perch derbies in North America in the spring
  • Lake Couchiching is located within Fisheries Management Zone 16