With lakes and rivers teeming with this species, it’s only fitting that the walleye is Manitoba’s most popular sport fish. If you look under the Master Angler section of this website, you’ll find page after page listing fish over the qualifying size of 28 inches (71 centimetres).
Lakes on the eastern edge of Manitoba are legendary among hardcore walleye anglers for both the numbers of fish and the trophy fish they produce. Names like Gunisao, Molson, Tramping, Crowduck, Aikens, Bloodvein, Falcon and Big Whiteshell all have tremendous reputations for attracting anglers from all over North America. Further north in Manitoba, lakes like Cormorant, Reed, Paint, Athapapuskow and Cedar are just a few of the more popular walleye locations.
Ever had the thrill of catching, holding and releasing a walleye over ten pounds? There are few places in the world that can match the mighty Red River from Lockport to Lake Winnipeg and the Winnipeg River from Pine Falls to Lake Winnipeg.
Ice anglers are also spending more and more time on the south basin of Lake Winnipeg itself, with tremendous results. Many of the great walleye lakes and rivers in Manitoba have lodges either on the lake or nearby, with more than 500 destinations to choose from.
With this kind of variety you never have to worry about a crowded fishing experience. Many of the lodges can also provide you with a guide, boat rental, or both.
If you like to catch walleye, Manitoba is the place for you. Come visit Manitoba this year for the best walleye angling of your life!