Exploring Manitoba’s Parkland Region for Big Trout on the Fly – The New Fly Fisher

Manitoba’s Parkland Region offers a unique experience to target a number of trout species on a variety of drive-to lakes. This region is easily accessible by vehicle and most lakes offer excellent boat launches. In addition to that, the Parkland Region has many accommodation options for anglers to choose from. Often anglers will go after these trophy trout with fly-fishing tackle. Watch the video below as Phil Rowley of The New Fly Fisher takes on some of the Parkland Regions trophy trout fisheries on the fly and gives out some valuable tips to help your next Parkland Region fishing trip be a successful one.   For More information on Manitoba’s Parkland Region, visit our Parkland Region page. For more information about Drive-to fishing opportunities in Manitoba, visit our Drive-To Fishing page. *Protect Manitoba’s water and resources. Stop aquatic invasive species. For more information on how to do your part visit the Sustainable Development […]

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12 Months of Master Angler – June Contest

12 Months of Master Angler Photo Contest Submit a qualifying Master Angler with action photo for your chance to win a $1000 gift card from Cabela’s and HuntFishMB gear! One winning photo will be chosen every month. Enter at anglers.travelmanitoba.com  Action photos will be judged on photo composition, showcase of the species, and the ‘wow’ factor of fishing in Manitoba. Follow our Facebook page FishAndHuntManitoba and Instagram @huntfishmb to see the monthly winners. Contest Submissions: *Fish must be caught and entered from the first to the last day of each contest month. Photos must be captured and available in high resolution (1 MB minimum), meet Master Angler photo requirements, and show the qualifying fish species in good health and releasable. *Check the Manitoba Angling Guide for angling season closures and regulations for individual waters. Contest Dates: January 1 to December 31, 2019 Sponsored by Cabela’s

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Spot and Stalk Spring Turkey Hunting – With a Bow!

I’m fascinated with wild turkeys and have been dreaming about harvesting one with the bow for years, but I have craved a different style of hunt then the traditional sitting in a blind with a decoy, calling and trying to draw birds in.  I wanted to experience “spring thunder” up close and personal. So this year when Manitoba’s spring turkey hunting season rolled around, my buddy Jay and I focused on a spot and stalk archery hunt. The Challenges of Spot and Stalk Turkey Hunting Spot and stalk spring turkey hunting has a couple of inherent challenges. One needs to understand where the birds are moving and why. This is critical in that to have a chance at an ethical shot with the bow, you need to identify ambush points where there is plentiful cover, clear shooting lanes and ideally a well concealed exit where if you find yourself having […]

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Season Opener Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Manitoba – Jay Siemens Vlog

Nopiming Provincial Park in Manitoba’s Eastern Region is home to a vast amount of fishing opportunities. One of Nopiming’s most popular attractions is it’s smallmouth bass fishery. Not only do these bodies of water hold some of Manitoba’s largest smallmouth, they also hold giant walleye. Check out this Jay Siemens vlog as he takes on these Eastern Region smallmouth bass, mixed in with some great Canadian Shield walleye. For more information about Drive-to fishing opportunities in Manitoba, visit our Drive-To Fishing page. For more information on fishing for smallmouth bass and walleye in Manitoba, visit our Smallmouth Bass and Walleye pages. *Protect Manitoba’s water and resources. Stop aquatic invasive species. For more information on how to do your part visit the Sustainable Development AIS page.

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The Foot Print Four: Northern Manitoba Spring Trout Slam

In Manitoba, we have the number 6 highway, known as ‘The Gateway to the North’ that runs from Winnipeg all the way up to Northern Manitoba before it branches out to all corners of the North. Over the last couple years, I’ve found myself on the number 6 more and more. On this iconic hunting and fishing highway sits a small waterbody that is massively overlooked by the angling community. Trout anglers are so eager and willing to drive west, but sometimes, they forget about the North. From the highway, it doesn’t look like much and that’s why most people just drive by, but the truth is, in Foot Print Lake, monsters lurk. However, although there are big fish in Foot Print, that’s not particularly what intrigued me about it. There’s what I’m calling ‘The Foot Print Four’, which I’ll save the details on for now. The Trout Adventure Begins […]

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Deer Hunting in Manitoba: Top Spring and Summer Scouting Tips for Whitetails

Manitoba has always been a well-known destination for fantastic whitetail deer hunting. Exceptional genetics, generous seasons and access to a diversity of phenomenal habitat have all enhanced our whitetail’s popularity. With various fall hunting choices throughout the province, many veteran whitetail hunters will take full advantage of the spring and summer months to gain the upper hand come season opener. Getting the jump on scouting can be revealing and rewarding in so many ways. This is why I embark on numerous scouting trips so early in the year. Because whitetails are usually creatures of habit, doing your homework now will often provide you with confidence, probable patterns and a successful harvest in the future. And it might just allow you to get the step on that elusive giant. Here are some top early season scouting tips to help you take the guesswork out of your next whitetail hunt. Staying Mobile […]

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Early Season Gobblers: My First Manitoba Spring Turkey Hunt

  For years I have always wanted to go on a Manitoba spring turkey hunt. In 2017 and 2018 I was fortunate enough to get some great first experiences in the turkey woods but was unable to harvest my first bird. This year, when a couple of my buddies, Justin and Riley, asked me to join them in the heart of turkey country to chase spring long beards I could barely contain my excitement, and the planning for the trip began. The journey started as I made my way from the Interlake into Manitoba’s Central and Western Regions, to Justin’s house, where turkey camp was going to be located. Scouting for Turkey Upon arrival to our turkey camp, we hopped into the truck and began scouting for these birds in the stunning valleys that these regions have to offer. When scouting we focused our efforts in areas close to agriculture […]

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