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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 Drive-to Trophy Walleye Destinations This Fall

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...

Giant Northern Pike - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

Fishing For Giant Fall Lakers - Manitoba Hot Bite

Manitoba Hot Bite - Arm-breaking Catfish Action

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.

Huge Smallmouth Bass Fishing - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

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!

Fall Time is Prime Time for Monster Trout

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...