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Fishing in Winnipeg

Located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, you’re already off to a winner in Winnipeg. Add the prospect of a trip to Lakes Manitoba and Winnipeg, and you’ll really feel like you’re in the hub of fishing in MB. A Winnipeg fishing experience is truly something special, with a range of exciting and delicious fish on offer. Come year-round and get your hands on some prized creatures.
 
Whenever you come, you’ll go up against some of Canada’s most-prized freshwater fish. Pike, Perch, and Whitefish rub shoulders with Trout, Bass, and Sturgeon to provide you with a star-studded line-up. Put your angling skills to the test, as you try bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, or ice fishing to reel ‘em in, and head home with enough to fill the freezer.
 
There’s something for everyone on a Winnipeg fishing adventure. Beginners can take advantage of shorter trips to target Panfish such as Crappie and Sunfish. Meanwhile, experienced anglers will have their hands full with Sturgeon, Bass, Perch, Trout, and many more. 
 
Come in summer, and you can pick from a range of charters and guides, taking you on the rivers or lakes, or along the shore to test your casting skills. Come in winter, and it’s all about ice fishing. With a professional guide, you’ll have all the equipment you’ll need to keep warm, and embark on a thrilling fishing adventure. Bring the whole family aboard and make some lifelong memories!

Rules & Regulations

Whether you’re fishing the rivers or the lakes, you’ll need to grab a Manitoba fishing licence before embarking on your trip. All anglers over the age of 16 must possess a valid licence at all times, so don’t forget to grab yours. Other than that, your professional guide will make sure you stick to bag limits, and they’ll provide everything you need for a memorable day out. 

Winnipeg Fishing Seasons

January
Ice fishing is the name of the game as the year kicks off. Hit the frozen rivers and lakes of Manitoba and settle in for a fun-filled activity with the promise of a warming treat at the end of the day. 
February
Combine your ice fishing adventure with a trip to Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageurs, and learn all about the city’s rich French history. Bring the whole family along for a few days full of fun, and discover some culture too. 
March
There’s still time to get out on the ice before it thaws, as March offers up some exciting and delicious fish for you to target. Head out with a guide and go after Pike, Walleye, Trout, and many more. 
April
There’s the sense that something’s changing as the snow and ice start to melt, and the weather warms up. Unfortunately, this means the fishing is few and far between. Take a break, sit back, and get ready for the season. 
May
It’s amazing how quick things change, as the cold weather is a distant memory with the sun shining down on Winnipeg, its rivers, and lakes. Grab your rod and reel and hop aboard a charter to discover the city’s riches. 
June
Summer is shining down upon Winnipeg and it’s calling out some of the most loved fish to play. Get your fish on in style, with Pike, Trout, Crappie, Sturgeon, and Whitefish all on the menu for a successful day.
July
It’s all go come July, with Winnipeg’s residents making the most of the warm weather. Combine your fishing adventure with a visit to the International Folk Festival and see a different side to this vibrant city. 
August
There’s no sign of summer letting up so, with the kids still off school, why not keep them entertained with a healthy, outdoor activity? As they land their first Panfish, you can target Bass, Sturgeon, Perch, and more. 
September
Walleye is back in style come fall, with this beauty proving to everyone once again why Manitoba is one of the best places for fishing in the world. Hit the lakes or the rivers and get your fish on in style.
October
Just because it’s got a little bit quieter, don’t be fooled that there’s no fishing to be had. Head out in October and battle it out with Walleye and a range of Trout for another thrilling fishing experience in Winnipeg. 
November
Much like April, November is a time of change in Manitoba. As the cold weather hits, there’s a sense of confusion as you won’t know where to go. Pick your days carefully, though, and you may still get the gold. 
December
Ice fishing season is back at last, and you’ll have the rivers and lakes at your mercy. Keep warm with a thrilling battle against some prized fish and head home with a delicious treat to see out the year in the perfect way.

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