Fishing in the Heart of Canada: Your Guide to Manitoba’s Regional Fishing Opportunities

Exclusive Opportunities, Endless Possibilities

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 desired angling adventures within North America. From the remote fly-in tributaries off the coast of Hudson Bay to the sprawling drive-to lakes and rivers throughout the Eastern Canadian Shield, Manitoba presents a variety of signature angling experiences within each regional boundary. Choose your adventure, discover the best of Manitoba!

Northern Region

Manitoba Golden Walleye

“Land of the Giants”

North of the 53rd parallel is the vast top half of the province. Untamed wilderness with countless lakes and rivers define this sprawling landscape. A chance at a fish of a lifetime is possible here with every cast or drop of the line.

Popular Species: Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Walleye, Brook Trout, Arctic Grayling

Parkland Region

Manitoba Rainbow Trout

“Fly-Fishing Paradise”

Beautiful Porcupine Provincial Forest, Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park are located within this region. These wilderness areas and their adjacent landscapes are full of productive lakes and an abundance of walleye, northern pike and trophy trout waters. The Parkland is world renowned for its fly-fishing opportunities.

Popular Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Tiger Trout, Brook Trout, Splake, Walleye, Northern Pike

Interlake Region

Manitoba Greenback Walleye

“The Angling Phenomenom”

Inland oceans surround this region in the centre of the province. Bordered by Lake Winnipeg to the east and Lakes Winnipegosis and Manitoba to the west, excellent year round, drive-to fishing is literally all around you in the Interlake.

Popular Species: Channel Catfish, Greenback Walleye, Yellow Perch, Common Carp, Sauger, Goldeye, Freshwater Drum

Eastern Region

Manitoba Black Crappie

“Multi-Species Mecca”

Home to scenic areas such as the Whiteshell and Nopiming Provincial Parks, this predominantly Canadian Shield region is full of lakes, rivers and wild mixed forests. From family oriented fishing trips to isolated excursions off the beaten path, the Eastern region offers it all.

Popular Species: Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Mooneye, White Bass

Western Region

Manitoba Brown Trout

“The Prairie Marvel”

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.

Popular Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, Walleye

Central Region

Manitoba Common Carp

“The Southern Gem”

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.

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

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