Magnificent Manitoba Fishing

Magnificent Manitoba Fishing

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The Churchill River might be the best drive-to fishery for big pike anywhere on earth—a memorable adventure to the back-of-beyond past Flin Flon that requires meticulous planning. But pike fishing is almost as prolific in the Winnipeg River, where walleyes, too, are massive, smallmouth bass grow fat. These fisheries are also not far from the metropolitan wonders, great cuisine, and modern conveniences of Winnipeg.

Up beyond the roads, fly-in lodges offer monster lakers, gargantuan pike, prolific walleyes and more. North Seal, Big Sand, Nejanilini, Utik, Nueltin, Gods, North Knife, Sasaginnigak, Aikens, McGavock, Waskaiowaka, Bolton, Silsby—just some of the remote fisheries that produce lifetime memories for thousands every year. In fact, the province has more than 100,000 lakes populated by 30 species of gamefish, from porcine, 16-inch black crappies in the south and chunky Arctic grayling north. Last year alone, Manitoba awarded over 10,000 Master Angler certificates.


Manitoba is home to six huge, geographically-distinct regions, from the accessible Eastern to the massive, remote Northern region that ranges along Hudson Bay and covers almost half the province. Many of the numerous tributaries that enter the Bay, from tiny rivulets to massive rivers like the Hayes, produce runs of sea-run brook trout.

North Central Manitoba envelopes Thompson and Lynn Lake—dotted with lodges offering unparalleled fishing for walleye and pike. The Northwest, where legendary stops like The Pas and Flin Flon reside, produces remarkable multi-species angling that includes some of the most prolific pike and lake-trout waters on earth. The Southern regions offers the most diversity, with world-class walleyes, big brown trout, smallmouth bass, panfish, and some of the best fishing for catfish over 20 pounds in all of North America.

For campers who prefer to "rough it," Manitoba has over 50 Provincial Parks, scattered through every region—most offering world-class angling to explore for yourself. Some of these parks can't be accessed by road, like Caribou River Provincial Park. It's nestled into the corner of Nunavut Territory, Manitoba, and Hudson Bay, where boreal forest meets tundra. The only way to access the camping is to arrange a flight in with an outfitter or air-charter service. Parks and lodges in Manitoba reveal the world as it used to be, dotted with pristine lakes in undeveloped land where wildlife free of fences or roads for hundreds of miles.

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Similar adventures abound region wide. May to September is the time to plan a fly-in. Take a canoe trip through class 5 rapids into the tundra for world-class trout fishing on a fly. Or an exotic fly-out to lake-trout waters seen by anglers only once every few years. Or take a May to October road trip deep into remote forests to untouched fishing for pike and walleye. Obviously, becoming familiar with all of Manitoba's fishing opportunities can take some time. Like several lifetimes.

Start packing for the one that suits you best with the help of the following links:

Manitoba Fishing trips.com

Manitoba Fishing Map

Manitoba Visitor Guides  

Manitoba Fishing Guide

Tourism North

Manitoba Angler's Guide

Manitoba Provincial Parks

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