Manitoba is where fishing memories can be big
enough to last a lifetime. The province is fortunate to have
an abundance of natural resources and among them, a valuable
fisheries resource within its 100,000 lakes.
Manitoba is where the great northern pike unleash
their fury time and time again. Where trophy walleye test your
tenacity and then tantalize your taste buds. Where "Namaycush,
the dweller of the deep" waits to see if you've got the
fight and finesse to master a lake trout. And where the biggest
bulldog brute channel catfish in the world like to take you
for a while ride.
You'll find the incredible diversity of the
fish matched only by the warmth of the people and places ready
to greet you. Come explore Manitoba's waters. Come for the adventure
and let your spirits soar.
Manitoba is a world leader in progressive fish
management with strong catch-and-release and barbless hook programs.
Anglers who visit know these initiatives mean the trophy fish
will always be waiting. They know the unforgettable experience
of a shore lunch, and a catch to take home are still a tradition.
They know conservation relies on their support in using the
resource with care and respect.
Over the last 30 years cameras and tape measures
have become a regular part of every angler's tackle. A quick
set of measurements and the click of the camera are proof enough
of the battles won. The fight already carved forever in their
minds. People who come to Manitoba know what they've found and
want to keep it that way. So do the folks in their home province.
Manitoba offers a great selection of angling
opportunities with 28 species of game fish listed in Manitoba's
Master Angler Program. The most popular species are Walleye,
northern pike and lake trout. Add to that list the following
that are classed as Manitoba's most sought-after fish species:
sauger, goldeye, mooneye, yellow perch, burbot, carp, freshwater
drum, white bass, bullhead, channel catfish, small mouth bass
and brook trout. The list gets longer with the addition of other
species found in Manitoba waters: arctic char, arctic grayling,
black crappie, brown trout, kokanee, largemouth bass, muskellunge,
rainbow trout, rock bass, splake, sturgeon, tullibee and whitefish.
The province of Manitoba is divided into four
management divisions: The Northeast, The North Central, The
Northwest and The Southern Division.
This fly-in region offers you the best of both
worlds: true frontier fishing plus some of the traditional spots
that have made Manitoba famous over the years.
In the far north, the Churchill, Nelson and
Seal Rivers systems cut their paths across the tundra as they
flow to Hudson Bay, providing miles of angling paradise. Their
footsteps: the cold, clear lakes that are home to great fishing
and great lodges. This is wide-open tundra where legends of
monster pike, exotic arctic grayling, massive lake trout or
walleye are born.
The eastern arm of this region offers you the
wilderness of the Northern Canadian Shield. Here the forests
cloak the secrets of the waterways. Follow the lead of the Hayes,
Gods and Knife River systems to find your choice of lake or
river fishing. The east shore of Lake Winnipeg is further interrupted
by the Poplar, Berens, Bloodvein and Pigeon River Systems, all
flowing down to the lake, all plentiful with fish. Challenge
the giant northern pike, the majestic lakers, or the pre-historic
sturgeon, or test your skills with natural trophy brook trout.
NORTH CENTRAL &
NORTH WEST REGIONS
It's all here. as far as the road will go,
the finest drive-in angling and short-hop fly-in fishing you'll
find anywhere with scenery ranging from muskeg to gentle rolling
hills, to the huge sand eskers left behind by glaciers.
The Grass and Saskatchewan River systems offer
you the deep, clear lakes and fast-running rivers that grow
trophy northern pike, lake trout, walleye and rainbow trout.
And they are easy to get to....just drive north and let the
spectacular sunsets guide you to the lakes and lodges that offer
a complete wilderness experience or a fun family fishing vacation.
Search out the Churchill, Burntwood and Rat
River systems and introduce yourself to northern pike, arctic
grayling, whitefish and rainbow trout.
What is the angling in the southern region
of Manitoba like? Well, it offers some of the finest drive-to
waters for giant pike and walleye plus impressive catches of
perch, brook trout, arctic char, goldeye, whitefish, small mouth
bass, catfish and carp.
There is so much to choose from. Camps are
easily accessible and linked by one common quality; fishing
at its best for families.
Start at the southeast corner of the province,
and you're at the top of Lake of the Woods with its famous brand
of outdoor adventure. move on to just above "The Whiteshell,"
where you'll be tempted to cast a line from the highway because
peak fishing, lodges and resorts are all so close by. Here the
Canadian Shield offers you hard-knock battles with pike, trout
If you're looking for a change, come to the
"Catfish Capital of the World." Come to the big, meandering
Assiniboine, Winnipeg and Red Rivers. These rivers are unlike
anything you've ever seen, offering up more trophy fish, in
more species, than any other waters in the province.
Manitoba's lodges, resorts, hotels and motels
will answer your call for great accommodation. Choose from the
rustic to the sublime with every option in between. Where you
come by land or air, you will be supplied with the necessary
comforts required for a great fishing vacations in Manitoba.
Clear, deep water lakes. Wild running rivers. Gentle bays shielded
by wilderness. All teeming with trophy fish. Luring you with the
anticipation of that next heart-stopping strike. This is your place.
No distractions, no cares, only the freedom to fish as never before.
Surrounded by sweeping clear-blue skies, the pristine air warmed
by the golden sun. More than you imagined. This is fishing as it
ought to be....
Come to Manitoba where you fishing memories
will be big enough to last you a lifetime.
Selective harvest, with a strong foundation
of "Catch and Release", is the policy we advocate
at FISHING MAPS "PLUS". Many anglers wish to eat some
fish, and why not? They are nutritious and "umm",
good tasting. If selective harvest is practiced, then the resource
is renewable. The modern-day approach is to keep more numerous
pan fish before less abundant larger predators, and keep smaller,
more abundant fish of a species before larger, less abundant