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Drive-to Fishing in Manitoba

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. 

Convenient access to angling excellence

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.

Drive-to Outfitters

Looking for the best fishing destinations you can drive to in Manitoba? Find the perfect Lodge or Outfitter for your next fishing adventure.

Top 5 Early Season Walleye Destinations in Manitoba

Manitoba is stacked with endless lakes and rivers to target walleye.  Anglers can choose to hit a variety of drive-to destinations, ranging from our inland oceans down to small out-of-the-way feeder creeks, and still count on getting bit.  At no time is this most true than in the early part of the open water season.  The post-spawn walleye bite can be...

Northern Region Walleye Gold Rush

Similar to the gold-panning rush days of centuries past, anglers have been flocking to the Northern Region of Manitoba in search of riches. The currency this time around however is golden walleye. Word has gotten out about lake after lake in this area of the province being absolutely loaded with trophy ‘eyes...

'End of the Road' - Manitoba Drive-to Fishing at Q Lake Lodge

Top Manitoba Bass Destinations

Manitoba may not immediately come to mind when talking about smallmouth bass. The big three of walleye, lake trout, and northern pike receive most of the press around these parts. World-class channel catfishing and stillwater trout fisheries are also highly regarded in this province, and rightfully so. But in the ever-growing global obsession...

Channel Catfishing on the Red River - Manitoba Hot Bite

Drive-To Fishing Made Easy - Trail End Camp & Outfitters

Lake Winnipeg Greenback Walleyes... in May?

The famous Manitoba fall run of greenback walleye is well documented and anticipated every year. Targeting massive schools of these emerald giants through Lake Winnipeg ice has also become the stuff of legend. Increasingly gaining in popularity amongst anglers however, is the tail end springtime segment of the migration...

5 Fishing-Fabulous Reasons to Hit the Road to Manitoba

There are plenty of secluded, verging on remote, destinations in Manitoba you can get to from behind the wheel of the family sedan or SUV. And the fishing can be just as good as you’d find after spending a few hours in an airplane seat...

Rainbow Trout

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!

Whitemud River Walleyes

As fast moving water begins ripping through tributaries, providing superb spawning grounds across the province, there’s no better excuse for calling in sick, gathering up the crew, and heading down to the Whitemud River. Carving its way through the southern end of Manitoba, this often overlooked watercourse...