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Western Region


Western Region

The southwest corner of the province has several fantastic prairie lakes that are comparable to angling opportunities in more well-known areas. This region is also home to the rolling hills of the Turtle Mountains, which has several trophy trout waters located amongst them.

Signature Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Yellow Perch, Walleye

Assiniboine Guiding & Outfitting

Specializing in full non-resident waterfowl and upland game bird hunting and fishing packages. Ice fishing packages.

Wild North Waterfowlers

Wild North Waterfowlers is a privately owned small waterfowl outfitting business in south eastern Manitoba. We cater to residents and non residents.


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

Top 5 Reasons to Ice Fish in Manitoba

Manitoba welcomes you to our hard water world. Come see why thousands of ice fishing fanatics descend on our province every winter to drop a line. There are many reasons to visit but we have narrowed it down to the Top 5. Hopefully this list helps to convince you to choose Manitoba for your next ice fishing adventure.

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...

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...

Trophy Rock Bass Fishing - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

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.

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...

Manitoba Species Spotlight: Tip-up Giants

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!


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!

Lewis Outfitters

Waterfowl and upland game bird hunting in southwestern Manitoba.

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...

Stan Good Outfitting

Hunting for non-resident deer in GHA 23A and 29/29A, resident deer, game bird and waterfowl in GHA 28 and 29/29A. Birdwatching.

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!

Tiger Trout

This half brown trout, half brook trout hybrid has established itself as a top-of-the-food-chain predator that presents one of the most exclusive angling experiences within Manitoba!


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!

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...

National Park Northern Pike at Clear Lake - Uncut Angling


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!

Early Ice Fishing Safety Tips

The countdown is on! As temperatures dip below the freezing mark, it won't be long before less sizeable heavily sheltered lakes become covered in ice, initiating the beginning of another hard-water season. Many anglers relish the mild weather and aggressive bites that go hand-in-hand with the transition period commonly referred to as first-ice...

Rock Bass

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

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!

McKenzie Outfitters

Non-resident archery whitetail deer, waterfowl and upland game bird hunting in GHA 28. Fly-in non-resident black bear hunts in GHA 17. Accommodation at outcamp.

Common Carp

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

Adrenaline Outfitters

Hunting for non-resident black bear in GHA 9A and 17A, resident and non-resident black bear in GHA 23, resident and non-resident deer in GHA 23 and 24. Accommodations and meals at licensed facilities.

Manitoba Ice Fishing - In-Fisherman Magazine

Let me say this: Manitoba is the ice fishing capital of the world — no ifs, ands or buts about it. The province that sits smack dab in the center of Canada — Canada's Heartbeat — is where you go to catch the biggest and the most fish in the winter...

Dirty Lake Outfitters

Specializing in non resident waterfowl hunting in southwestern Manitoba. Upland game bird and fishing also available.

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...

Al MacCarthy's Guiding and Outfitting

We are a family owned and operated outfitting business that has been guiding hunters for over 20 years. Our bear hunts are conducted along the Northeast Side of Riding Mountain National Park, where the mountains meet the agricultural fields. This area of Manitoba is widely known for its Trophy Quality and High Percentage of Color Phase Bears. Our Deer hunts are conducted in GHA 19B which is also known for producing top quality bucks.

Spruce Woods Outfitters

Specializing in all-inclusive, non-resident archery whitetail deer hunting in GHA 30. Fully licensed guides, accommodations in full-service, modern log cabin, customized packages.

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!

Ice Fishing for Jumbo Yellow Perch - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

Adding a little "wow" to any hard water excursion is something most ice anglers would openly embrace. Big fish, big numbers, or something out of the ordinary are all inspiring options that can be easily attained on many of Manitoba's world class fisheries. The jumbo perch has always been a...

An Untapped Resource in Southern Manitoba

Manitoba has an abundance of parks to explore, each with its own character and identity. As the birds begin to head south and leaves fall from the trees it can be one of the best times to get out and experience them. I am always keeping an eye on the weather all over the province and if there is an unseasonably warm day coming up for the Spruce Woods area, I don’t think twice and make plans for a hike and a fish...

Giant Northern Pike - Manitoba Master Angler Minute

Cross Trails Adventures

Crosstrail's Adventures is a licensed guiding company located in Sandy Lake Manitoba Canada.


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!

Turtle Mountain Outfitting

Hunting for non-resident deer in GHA 18-18C, 29/29A and 31A, non-resident black bear in GHA 18-18C. Archery and rifle hunts available. Modern accommodations and meals included.

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...

Little Saskatchewan River Outfitters

Resident deer, black bear, wild turkey and non-resident archery deer hunting in GHA 22. Summer and winter fishing for northern pike, walleye, perch, rainbow and brown trout. Wheelchair hunts available for archery, muzzle loader and rifle.

JNG Wilderness Adventures

Resident and non-resident archery whitetail deer in GHA 28, upland game bird and waterfowl hunting.