The Interlake is an ice-fishing paradise for all you hardcore, hard-water anglers! Our world-class ice fishing entices thousands of new and returning ice anglers. The cold winters make our region a popular hive for those looking for that next unreal ice-fishing opportunity. With access to the two largest lakes in the province, Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba, Red River, and so many smaller lakes and rivers. Offering a wide variety of trophy species. Yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, greenback walleye, rainbow trout, and black crappie are all sought after by local and visiting ice anglers, as are the remote destination and easily accessible fisheries that the Interlake offers in abundance.
Interlake adventures on renowned hard waters!
December through April, our hard water world presents options for everyone. From an easy, do-it-yourself family trip. to a local trout lake, to a full-service guided adventure on the remote limits of our inland oceans. The Interlake presents many options for an unbelievable ice fishing experience. Make it a tradition, we’d love to see you every year.
Don’t forget to purchase your FISHING LICENSE before you head out!
Caution: Keep in mind whenever venturing onto frozen bodies of water, No ice is 100% safe at any time during Canadian winters. Words to live by from Life Saving Society of Manitoba.
Signature Species of the Interlake: Yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, greenback walleye, rainbow trout, and black crappie.
Here are our top 5 hot spots for Ice Fishing in Manitoba’s Interlake:
In the area between Lockport, Manitoba, and north to the area referred to as ‘End of Main’ or ‘EOM’ as the locals call it, you’ll find a community of ice shanties and multi-species mayhem.
Signature species: Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike
Red River North of Selkirk
The Red River is home to 5 of the Manitoba Master Angler Programs
All-time Records. A hard water hot-spot throughout the winter season, the community of anglers ice fishing this action pack waterway is amazing!
Signature Species: Channel Catfish, Common Carp, Freshwater Drum (Silver Bass), Lake Sturgeon, Walleye, Goldeyes and Northern Pike!
Surrounding Gimli’s Harbour is an expansive community of friendly and colourful ice fishing shacks spread all across Lake Winnipeg’s landscape. This is a popular fishing spot for locals and day/weekend visitors.
Signature species: Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike, Greenbacks, Freshwater Drum
Lake Manitoba Narrows
Ice fishing at Lake Manitoba Narrows is a definite must! Conveniently located in the Northern Interlake Region of Manitoba, right off the paved highway 68 on the shore of Lake Manitoba. This is one amazing ice fishing hotspot.
Signature Species: Burbot, Walleyes, Northern pike, Tullibee, and Yellow Perch
Twin Lakes Beach
Twin Lakes Beach is a beautiful Lake Manitoba destination for ice fishing with many huts, snowy sandy beaches, and photo-worthy ice hills!
A short hour drive from Winnipeg off hwy 6, you’ll travel down Twin Beach Road to Meidl Park.
Signature Species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, Burbot
Check out our Digital Travel Guide for more Ice-Fishing Hot Spots!
If you’re new to ice-fishing Prairie Gal Fishing is introducing (or reintroducing) women (she/they) and novices to fishing in Manitoba. Learn to fish, be empowered, have fun! Ice Fishing LESSONS and SHACK RENTAL on Lake Winnipeg.
Book an ice-fishing lesson with the Prairie Gal at Fort Whyte Alive or reserve the ice-fishing shack on Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba today!
Now get out there, drop a line and have some fun on the ice!