Sports Fishing in Manitoba, Canada is a very popular activity in the province which visits with many lakes and rivers throughout the entire region. In fact, there are thousands of lakes and rivers to fish in Manitoba. Fishing is enjoyed in the communities and in the wilderness backcountry. Most of the fishing communities with lakes and rivers are quipped with fishing services like tackle shops, marinas, boat rentals, boat launches and fishing guides. Guides provide the gear, transportation and experience.
Away from the communities, in the backcountry, are many parks and wilderness areas with lakes and rivers which are also fishing destinations. The parks provide services like fishing lodges, outfitter camps, fish cleaning stations, fishing guides, boat launches and/or marinas. In the deepest corners of the province are some remote lakes accessed only by floatplanes and bush planes. Operating on some of these lakes are fishing lodges and outfitter camps providing fishing adventures in the wilderness backcountry.
Some of the fish located in the lakes and rivers of Manitoba, Canada include walleye, perch, northern pike, small mouth bass, black crappie, sauger, carp, catfish, goldeye, splake, pickeral, arctic char, whitefish, jack, muskellunge and brown, lake, brook and rainbow trout.
Most of the prime fishing destinations are located in the east, interlake and throughout the western-parkland regions of Manitoba, Canada. Be aware that some lakes in the parks are electric motors only and some lakes are catch and release only. All fishing in the parks requires a fishing license.
Fishing is enjoyed in the Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Rivers Provincial Park, Riding Mountain National Park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Asessippi Provincial Park and the Porcupine Provincial Forests.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park and from many of the smaller communities located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba. Gimli Harbour on Lake Winnipeg is a fishing base and home to Canada’s largest inland commercial fishery.
Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park, Nopiming Provincial Park and the Whiteshell Provincial Park are fishing destinations in the region. The parks stack one on top of another and combine for over 1000+ lakes. The parks are some of the most popular areas for fishing in the province, as well as, a top destination for fishing lodges, cottage resorts and outfitter camps.