With thousands of miles of roads throughout our province, Manitoba grants easy and convenient access to some of the finest multi-species fisheries within North America. With various drive-to destinations offering do-it-yourself or guided trips, multiple accommodation and service options, plus phenomenal seasonal angling opportunities, it’s no secret to why Manitoba is a preferred choice. Rent a boat or cabin on one of many productive walleye waters, hire a local guide for a classic channel catfish excursion, or haul your own rig to a multitude of trophy northern pike and lake trout fisheries.
Regardless of the direction you travel or your length of stay, our drive-to options let you choose your own angling adventure. Countless lakes and rivers with dozens of sought after species are here for you to enjoy.
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“King of the North” is a familiar title that arguably labels Manitoba’s most popular sport fish, whose annual audience consists of thousands of ardent anglers that pursue this aggressive predator!
Giant walleyes are the norm in Manitoba whether your choose to fish the north, south, east, or west. Hundreds of fish exceeding 30 inches are caught and released every season!
The fall season in Manitoba has become synonymous with huge walleye. Every year hundreds of Master Angler walleye are caught during this period of cooling temperatures, migrating schools, and shorter daylight hours. While the chances of catching the fish of a lifetime are possible...
“Land of the Giants”, the earned alias of Manitoba’s famed Northern Region, is host to several of Canada’s most coveted lake trout fisheries!
Many an angler has been known to throw in the towel early and call it a day after a few hours spent targeting channel catfish on the north Red River. The reason isn’t a slow bite; in fact, it is the exact opposite. People just plain tap out once they have battled and hauled in a handful of these solid beasts on rod and reel. With catfish regularly surpassing 25 pounds being the norm rather than the exception, it is understandable why anglers gleefully complain of sore arms and call timeout to catch their breath.
As the proclaimed “Channel Catfish Capital of the World”, Manitoba has set the bar for the unparalleled channel catfish destination!
It is no coincidence that the center of North America, geographically speaking, runs right through Manitoba. You’ll find the finest freshwater fishing opportunities in the world focused on the province as well. I like to think of Canada as a string of exquisite pearls, with Manitoba as the centerpiece, the pride and joy, the biggest, brightest and boldest jewel...
Manitoba's numerous smallmouth fisheries have set an impressive example for size, quantity and variety and continue to produce appealing experiences throughout our various regions!
Manitoba's crappie has become a mainstream megastar that persuades masses of anglers to pursue its prized potential!
As a recipient of one of the most recognized stocking and trophy trout programs, Manitoba’s “Bow”, has achieved global recognition for its unbelievable growth rates, signature takes and extraordinary abundance!
Manitoba offers a wealth of stocked trout fishing opportunities, with almost all of these majestic locations easily accessible by vehicle throughout the entire season. Most of these lakes are open to angling year round due to the fact that trout do not successfully spawn in a good portion...