Photo courtesy Marius Ky
Manitobans are a bunch of diehard, outdoorsy folks. No question about that. Whether it’s minus 40 or plus 15, you don’t have to look too far, too hard, or too long to find a Manitoban searching for the next great outdoor adventure. The same spirit holds true for fishing. Come high, hard, or open waters, you’re bound to find an avid angler casting a rod or setting up an ice shack in hopes of hooking the next big catch. And even if you’re not Manitoban, but still seek the thrill of patiently baiting your next trophy or reeling in your first catch, then you’ve come to the best place on earth, as Manitoba is known, not only for its friendliness, but also for its variety of fish species. While there is said to be over 80 species of fish in this province alone, if it’s an experience you’re after, then some species will prove more memorable than others. With open-water season just around the corner – May 13 – we’ve put together our list of Manitoba’s top five species and where you’re most likely to find them.
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