Home to 60 inch giants, Manitoba is known as one of the most desired northern pike destinations world-wide. “King of the North” is a familiar title that arguably labels Manitoba’s most popular sport fish, whose annual audience consists of thousands of ardent anglers that pursue this aggressive predator. The chance to hook one of these monsters is an alluring occasion that will ultimately test your patience, skill and your steel leader.
Big northerns are commonly caught throughout Manitoba, but the remote drive to, boat in and fly-in lakes and rivers of the Northern Region are the undeniable champions of gigantic pike. This vast landscape offers countless opportunities for the trophy pike enthusiast, with various fisheries consistently producing 50 inch plus specimens. Welcome to the big leagues!
Angling opportunities for northern pike are popular during the open water months of May to September and hard water months of December and March.
Top producing fisheries include Nejanilini Lake, Egenolf Lake, Big Sand Lake, Utik Lake, Bear Lake, Gods Lake, McGavock Lake, Waskaiowaka Lake, Silsby Lake, Bolton Lake, Holmes Lake, Reed Lake, Cormorant Lake, Sasaginnigak Lake, Aikens Lake, Dogskin Lake and Winnipeg River.
Manitoba Record: Caught in Apisko Lake, measuring 153.67 cm (60.5”)
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