Parkland Tourism Association | Manitoba, Canada

Ice Fishing

Don't think for a minute that the Parkland's unsurpassed sport fishery goes into hibernation for the winter! On the contrary, the wintertime offers some of the best fishing of the year. As soon as the ice is thick enough, Parkland's lakes become dotted with tiny ice fishing shacks while thousands of fishing enthusiasts drop their lines daily until the spring thaw. Winter is also the time for ice-fishing derbies.

For the most dedicated, it's never too cold to suit up, grab the gear and head out onto the iceóespecially with a warm stove, and the other amenities of a well-furnished shack, at hand. Here's some information to take note of: authorities agree that fish caught in winter are the best-tasting to be found all year, thanks to the coldness of the water. And if it's not too cold to spend the day fishing, then itís certainly not too cold to fry up some of the best fish you've ever tasted by an open fire.