Browsing Category : Fishing

Brereton Lake, Big Space, Tough Ice Fishing


This week I had the opportunity to go ice fishing on Brereton Lake with Dave, Evan, and Ben. While I’ve obviously known Dave for awhile, this would be my first time meeting either Ben or Evan. We would be targeting crappie in particular, although I know from experience that there are also walleye and pike. I was looking forward to…

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Black Lake Camping and Fishing


Recently, I took a camping and fishing trip with some friends into Black Lake, in the Nopiming Provincial Park. We spent 3 days fishing, had a beautiful campsite, and perfect weather. A Rocky Start Our first day had a rocky start, at least for me. Colin and myself drove out early in the morning, with Brendon and Riley to meet…

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The mighty Red, and shy catfish


Ah, the Red River. Home to walleye, drum, sauger, bullheads, the list goes on but of course the main attraction is the giant channel catfish. I’ve fished this river nearly my whole life, and yet I still don’t get tired of catching these magnificent fish. It had been awhile since my last visit, and my friend Cam was dying to…

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Ice Fishing Initiation


This week, Garry and I went ice fishing. Not a remarkable statement on the surface, however it may surprise you to know that up until now, ice fishing is something that I haven’t done. I don’t mind admitting that it’s not due to lack of opportunity but simply a small fear of being on the ice. The idea of being…

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My First Trout Pond


I had intended to write another post about the greenback run, with some more pictures of the Red River and a few nice walleye, even another channel catfish. They were great pictures, I promise, but you can’t see them. I made an expensive mistake and dropped my phone into the live well while I was sorting through our catch.  …

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Show me the green!


This time of year in Manitoba is great for a variety of reasons. Hunting seasons open for deer, black bear, upland birds, and migratory birds. On the fishing side of things, the water is cooling down and it’s prime time in many areas for catching big northern pike, and of course the annual greenback run begins. It’s that run which I…

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