A harsh winter in 1989-90 is partially responsible for a thriving fly-fishing movement in the Parkland. That year, many area lakes experienced winter kill, making the stocking of the affected lakes necessary. Salmonoid species—notably rainbow and brown trout—were introduced to these lakes. For catch limits and seasons, consult the Manitoba Angler’s Guide.
Here are a few stocked lakes you can try:
- Childs, East Blue Lake, Glad, Gull, Laurie, Perch, and Shilliday Lakes in Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
- Tokaryk and Patterson Lakes north of Oakburn.
- Pybus Lake and Lake 400 south of Sandy Lake, and Corstorphine Lake northwest of Sandy Lake.
- West & East Goose Lakes at Roblin.
- Spear Lake (reservoir) near Russell.
- Vermillion River Reservoir near Dauphin.
- Twin, Persse and Little McBride Lakes north of Roblin.
- Vini and Gass Lakes in Porcupine Provincial Forest.
Visit the Fish and Lake Improvement Program for the Parkland Region (FLIPPR) website at www.flippr.ca for more information about fishing the Parkland’s great fly-fishing lakes.