Whether you’re looking for some summertime sunshine or winter warmth, Lake Winnipeg’s fishing scene has you covered. The largest lake in southern Canada boasts year-round angling opportunities, keeping you entertained whenever you’re in Manitoba. Whether aboard a boat, from shore, or on the ice, there’s no shortage of angling action.
While the waters of the lake are relatively shallow, they still play home to a range of exciting and delicious fish. Try ice fishing in winter, or mix it up in spring, summer, and fall, with some bottom fishing, trolling, or fly fishing to land beauties like Pike, Walleye, Bass, Trout, Perch, and even Sturgeon.
Beginners looking for their first catch can hop aboard a half-day trip, targeting delightful little creatures like Crappie and Sunfish. While the avid angler can take advantage of a full day or longer on the water. Aboard a charter, with a guide, or on a lodging adventure in the wilderness, you can spend as long as you want, going after trophy-sized Walleyes and Sturgeon.
Most of the lake’s 1,155-mile shoreline is in Provincial Parks, so you can get lost in the stunning beauty of Manitoba’s nature. Head south and take in the rays at Winnipeg or Hillside Beach in summer, or get out on the heart of the lake in winter and make the most of your Lake Winnipeg fishing trip.
Fishing on Lake Winnipeg is great year-round. Come and discover the beauty of one of Canada’s prized fishing lakes!
Rules & Regulations
Before embarking on your Lake Winnipeg fishing adventure, you’ll need to get yourself a Manitoba fishing license. All anglers over the age of 16 need a valid licence, while prices differ for residents and non-residents. Other than that, your professional guide will have everything you need for a successful and law-abiding day out.