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Fishing in Manitoba's Central Region

Encompassing a unique section of the province, this region holds fantastic angling waters from the south end of Lake Manitoba all the way down to the southern stretches of the mighty Red River. Hidden gems dot the landscape everywhere in between, in addition to the productive waters of the Assiniboine and Pembina Rivers as they meander their way through.

Signature Species: Freshwater Drum, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, Common Carp

Gator's Outfitting

Outfitter in Manitoba.

Species Spotlight - Manitoba's Gone Carp Crazy

Meet the Common Carp.  A controversial species that was first introduced to Manitoba in 1886, the Carp has suffered a less than acceptable social reputation due to its invasive nature and destruction to the ecological balance of various waterways. But with every negative there usually is a positive, now that would depend on which end of the spectrum...

Reeds & Redheads Outfitting

Hunting for resident and non-resident upland game bird and waterfowl in GHA 25A and 25B within GBHZ 4.

Crooked Creek Lodge

Capacity - 12

One fully modern main lodge with six bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers. Unlicensed dining room.

Upland game bird and waterfowl.

Full American Plan.

Accessible by road.

Rock Bass

This red-eyed menace eternally offers an aggressive bite that seldom decelerates and is regularly found in several fisheries throughout the southern regions of Manitoba!

Cupped Wings Outfitting

Hunting for Canada geese and field mallards in the Interlake region as well as sandhill cranes and spring snow geese in the Prairie Pothole region.

Lake Sturgeon

“Hooking up on dinosaurs” is an expression that you might be familiar with if you have engaged in an epic angling battle with Manitoba's largest freshwater fish!

Sunfish

The aggressive bite and staggering colors of big, bull bluegills has turned these panfish into a sought after angling opportunity on a limited number of Manitoba fisheries!

Yellow Perch

Catching jumbo perch that easily exceed the 14" mark is an experience that will make you look twice and cause to wonder if that brilliantly coloured, awkwardly proportioned fish is actually real!

Rattlin Rack Outfitters

Non-resident archery whitetail deer hunting in GHA 33. Meals and accommodation provided at licensed facilities.

Enormous Brown Bullhead Fishing - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

Freshwater Drum

Locally identified as the “Silver Bass”, this distinctive prowler of popular big lake tributaries is a known source of plenty of relentless shallow water quarrels!

Burbot

The burbot may easily acquire the most votes for the “least likely to take home” award, but it’s an angling opportunity that can offer a whole lot of “wow” factor!

Largemouth Bass

Manitoba's largemouth bass have established a respectable presence on a few exclusive fisheries and have valiantly acquired the undivided attention of devout bass anglers!

Top 7 Reasons to Fish in Manitoba

The Canadian province of Manitoba is, quite simply, a world-class fishing destination. Its countless remote lakes and rivers are home to an abundance of fat walleye, sparkling rainbow trout, record-book northern pike and lake trout, and so much more. Without a doubt, it is one of the best places in North America to catch the fish...

Kick-Off to Open Water Fishing Season in Manitoba

Your guide to early season angling opportunities in the Southern Regions of Manitoba.  Your fishing gear has been meticulously cleaned and organized for weeks now.  No doubt you have equipped yourself with a handful of new and exciting lures and are fully re-stocked with your proven go-to tackle.  Biding your time browsing endless articles and binge...

Species Spotlight - Praise to the Unsung Drum

Meet the Freshwater Drum or commonly known by its local alias, the Silver Bass.  A unique species that shares close ties to its saltwater cousins and a distinct facial exterior that resembles the sought after Redfish from the deep south. An even closer look at Mr. Drum will often reveal a striking appearance of subtle blues, bronze and pinks that jump out of...

Destination Spotlight: Let's Dance With Mary Jane

Nestled in the heart of the Pembina Valley Central Plains Region is a well known little body of water.  Mary Jane Reservoir has been a long time favoured destination of avid anglers from across the province.  The major draw of this meandering emerald water lake is the fact that it is home...

Species Spotlight - Chasing the Colossal Crappie

The fascination with Black Crappies is a growing trend that has been firmly planted throughout North America. This panfish gem is the focused subject of numerous tournaments, television shows, web sites and countless “how to” articles, all purposely developed for this rising star and for the immense surge of dedicated anglers that target them...

Big Al's Buckstop Outfitting

Hunting for non-resident archery deer in GHA 30, 31 & 32, upland game bird and waterfowl in GBHZ 4. Accommodation at local bed and breakfast.

Common Carp

This Manitoba outcast has gained unquestioned popularity from dedicated global carp anglers and those that are simply looking for a supersized tug!

Manitoba Species Spotlight: Tip-up Giants

Master Hunter Minute: Canada Geese

Canada goose in flight against blue skyManitoba is no stranger to the constant streams of migrating geese that seasonally crowd the open skies. Nor is it unusual to observe a massive volume of greater and lesser Canada's invade the endless tracts of fields and wetlands throughout our provincial boundaries.

Giant Northern Pike - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

Goldeye

This wandering river superstar is a cherished catch for those who religiously savour its highly prized flesh and eagerly await its annual arrival!

Keep Safe on the Ice in March

Spring is knocking on our door step as the south winds begin blowing in some beautiful temperatures across the province. Some of the best ice fishing can be had this time of year, also known as 'March Madness'. Along with having phenomenal fishing and hot...

Sucker

A long list of catchable sucker species inhabit a large variety of Manitoba’s lakes and rivers, offering a “Grand Slam” of unique angling opportunities!

Jimmy Robinson's Sports Afield Duck Lodge

Capacity - 16

One main lodge with 12 bedrooms with showers.

Unlicensed dining room, boats, guides, game processing.

Hunting for waterfowl.

Open September to November.

Accessible by road.

Endless Options for Angling Excellence: Your Guide to Manitoba's Regional Fishing Opportunities

With six unique and geographically distinct tourism regions within our provincial borders, Manitoba offers convenient access to a wide selection of extraordinary landscapes, remarkable destinations, and some of the most...

Nelsonville Outfitters

Non-resident deer hunting in GHA 31, waterfowl and upland game bird. Fishing on Pembina River, Shannon Creek and Lizard Lake.

Sauger

This close cousin and miniature version of the legendary “Walleye”, is an adaptable little biter that dwells in many of Manitoba’s productive lake and river fisheries!

Cisco (Tullibee)

Manitoba's tullibee is a challenging species that often offers fast and erratic encounters with swarming assemblies of finicky followers!

Brown Bullhead

This pintsized brawler can be a constant catch throughout the open water season and a great angling option for those learning to fish!

Top 6 Reasons to Choose Manitoba for Your Next Fishing Adventure

Manitoba is home to some of the best fishing opportunities in North America! Every year, anglers come from far and wide to take advantage of the phenomenal fishing we have in Manitoba.  Our visitors return year after year, with groups spanning multiple generations in many cases...