Fishing Derbies in Manitoba: 2020 Ice derbies

We're quickly approaching that time of year—ice derby season. These competitions are a fun way to put some money where your mouth is and possibly win some cash and prizes. Here's a list of some February and March ice fishing derbies in southern Manitoba. February 23. Lake of the Prairies Ice Fishing Derby Lots of … Continue reading Fishing Derbies in Manitoba: 2020 Ice derbies

Hardwater kickoff—Lyons Lake

I. Love. Trout fishing. If you've read my past posts, this isn't news. I've shared some posts on open-water trout tactics, but it's winter now—the best time of year. There's something about ice fishing I can't get enough of. It's likely the only activity that helps me enjoy these brutal Manitoban winters.

The Pickerel Rig: You’re better than that, aren’t you?

It’s time to ditch the pickerel rig, my friends. Unless of course you love snags, pollution and harming fish, then by all means, carry on. The pickerel rig is most Manitobans’ intro to fishing. I get it. They work. You get the benefit of two depths/presentations and you don’t have to do anything but cast … Continue reading The Pickerel Rig: You’re better than that, aren’t you?