The days are getting longer and we can feel the energy building as we head into another season. We have had a nice winter so far. A few storms but nothing like last winter. Up north I have heard there is a decent amount of snow but not a ton. Hopefully we will have less high water to deal with this spring.
Commercial fishing is heading into the last month. We have had a pretty good winter of catching fish and feeding a lot of people. Walleyes have been plentiful up until the last month or so when they slowed down during the short days of winter but if the snow starts to melt we hope to get one last run of fish. We need the snow to start melting and put some fresh water into the lake to bring them back to life. Most years the melt is just beginning when the season ends.
In 30 years of commercial fishing on Lake Manitoba, we have seen many different cycles of fish. Each species goes up and down with nature. Walleyes are plentiful now but in a few years that could all change. We are noticing that Perch populations are coming back strong. The price is very high and there are not many places left that can produce them. I expect next year we will be chasing those little buggers around the lake just like we did in the 90’s.
On the days when I am not out on the lake commercial fishing, I am out on the lake in the ice shack, angling. We don’t catch too much on the hook but the perch are entertaining and the walleyes are normally too big to eat. It is nice to live so close to the lake so I can just head out from my house on the snowmobile.
Dates for 2023
We are still filling holes and booking dates for this season. As always our schedule is changing all the time. There are couple of rare dates in June that have opened up. Here are some dates we have available right now:
Shearstone May 30- June 4, 2023
Cobham Daniel June 18-23, 2023
Loree June 22-27, 2023
Vee July 2-9, 2023
Shearstone July 13-19, 2023 (6 days for the 5 day price)
BlackBirch Aug 7-12, 2023
Cobham River Aug 7-13, 2023 (6 days for the 5 day price)
If you do not see the date you are looking for here, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 807-735-9968.