Manitoba is no stranger to the growing 'ice fishing revolution', nor to the world class ice fisheries that annually entice thousands of fanatical ice anglers. Our cold winters are a gateway to unreal ice fishing opportunities, offering favourable access to numerous lakes and rivers and a wide variety of trophy species. Yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, greenback walleye, rainbow trout, and black crappie are all popular choices for our loyal ice anglers, as are the remote back country and easily accessible fisheries that Manitoba offers in abundance.
December through April, our hard water world presents options for everyone. From an easy, do-it-yourself family trip to a local trout lake to a full service guided adventure on the remote limits of our inland oceans, Manitoba presents an open door to epic ice fishing experiences.
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Manitoba welcomes you to our hard water world. Come see why thousands of ice fishing fanatics descend on our province every winter to drop a line. There are many reasons to visit but we have narrowed it down to the Top 5. Hopefully this list helps to convince you to choose Manitoba for your next ice fishing adventure.
“Land of the Giants”, the earned alias of Manitoba’s famed Northern Region, is host to several of Canada’s most coveted lake trout fisheries!
The countdown is on! As temperatures dip below the freezing mark, it won't be long before less sizeable heavily sheltered lakes become covered in ice, initiating the beginning of another hard-water season. Many anglers relish the mild weather and aggressive bites that go hand-in-hand with the transition period commonly referred to as first-ice...
Giant walleyes are the norm in Manitoba whether your choose to fish the north, south, east, or west. Hundreds of fish exceeding 30 inches are caught and released every season!
“King of the North” is a familiar title that arguably labels Manitoba’s most popular sport fish, whose annual audience consists of thousands of ardent anglers that pursue this aggressive predator!
Manitoba’s brown trout have developed a notable reputation for their challenging quest and capability of growing to a staggering size!
Manitoba's crappie has become a mainstream megastar that persuades masses of anglers to pursue its prized potential!
Waters in the continental United States that offer ice anglers a genuine shot at truly huge predator fish are few and far between; but make a quick skip across the border into Manitoba and the opportunities to target hulking walleyes, massive pike or titanic lake trout are seemingly limitless...
Catching jumbo perch that easily exceed the 14" mark is an experience that will make you look twice and cause to wonder if that brilliantly coloured, awkwardly proportioned fish is actually real!
When it comes to premiere ice fishing destinations, hardwaters within the borders of Manitoba have risen to the top of many lists. The phenomenal rise in popularity amongst visitors and residents alike choosing to fish here, owe in large part to the Lake Winnipeg craze that took the angling world by storm during this last decade...