Fishing & Hunting

Some lakes have special regulations. Consult the Manitoba Anglers Guide for complete information and view our list of local Guides & Outfitters.

Dauphin Lake: Dauphin Lake is a trophy walleye fishery with fish weighing 1.4 to 1.8 kg (3-4 lbs) or more! Try your luck catching northern pike and Master Angler walleye: a record catch of a 71.45 cm (32”) walleye was caught at Lake Dauphin. A number of boat launches are available and Rainbow Beach Provincial Recreation Park offers camping and swimming. Lake Dauphin is a shallow lake, so take care when boating.

To book a campsite call (204) 948-3333 or (888) 482-2267

Rainbow Beach Provincial Recreation Park

Valley & Wilson Rivers: Fish off shore where the mouth of the Valley and Wilson Rivers meet Lake Dauphin. You can also fish along the streams for northern pike and walleye.

Vermillion Reservoir: Located close to Dauphin on the northern boundary of Riding Mountain National Park, the Vermillion Reservoir is stocked with smallmouth bass, brown trout, and rainbow trout. A great place for fly-fishing and catching Master Angler brown trout. The record catch at Vermillion Reservoir was a 58.42 cm (23”) smallmouth bass, caught on August 10, 2003. Only electric motors may be used.

Duck Mountain Provincial Park: A number of great fishing lakes and rivers can be found in this park, all in a 1-hour drive. Here is a short list for fishing in Duck Mountain Provincial Park.

East Blue Lake: trophy rainbow trout, splake, and lake trout

West Blue Lake: walleye, lake trout, brown trout and perch

Childs Lake: lake trout, northern pike, splake, walleye and perch

Elk Lake: a small lake with northern pike, perch and walleye

Gull Lake: stocked brook trout, rainbow trout, splake, lake whitefish and sparr

Laurie Lake: lake trout, brown trout, splake, northern pike and perch

Perch Lake: stocked bass and trout (catch and release, electric motors only)

Shilliday Lake: stocked with rainbow and brown trout (electric motors only)

Singush Lake: walleye, northern pike, perch and smallmouth bass

To book a campsite call (204) 948-3333 or (888) 482-2267

Riding Mountain National Park: The lakes of RMNP are open to fishing but are subject to separate rules and regulations due to it federal affiliation. A Manitoba Angling License is not valid in Riding Mountain National Park. Close to Dauphin you will find Moon Lake, a quiet lake with northern pike and perch, south of Dauphin on Highway 10 South. Motorized boats are permitted, but must be carried to the lake (approx. 300 m / 1,000 ft).

Contact park officials for more information.

Phone: 204-848-7275

Fly Fishing: Fly-fishing is a thriving sport in the Parkland. Try the Vermillion River Reservoir or these stocked lakes in Duck Mountain Provincial Park: Childs, East Blue, Gull, Laurie, Perch, Shilliday, and West Blue. Manitoba’s only full service fly-fishing shop is in Dauphin.

Northern Angler Fly & Tackle

17 – 7th Ave. N.W.

(204) 638-7740

Fishing License Outlets in Dauphin:

• Black’s Cycle & Sporting Goods, 211 Main Street S (204) 638-4751

•Childs Lake Lodge, Duck Mountain Provincial Park (204) 546-2746

•Northern Angler Fly & Tackle, 17-7th Avenue (204) 638-7740

•Sportsman’s Fishing & Hunting Lodge, Sifton (204) 655-3488

•Sticky’s Bait, Tackle & Outfitting, 1301 Main Street S (204) 638-3658 or (204) 648-3166

For fishing reports in our area, contact Don Stokotelny at Sticky’s Bait & Tackle.

Uncle Bob’s Trout Pond: Got fish? This man-made pond stocked by Intermountain Sport Fish Enhancement Group is a great place for kids to learn the great sport of fishing. Grab your rods, pack a

picnic and come for the afternoon! Adults must be accompanied by a child 15 years and under in order to fish here. Catch and release is encouraged.

Each June “the Pond” is home to Uncle Bob’s Family Fun Fishing Day! Run by the Intermountain Sport Fish Enhancement Group, all families with children fish for free and enjoy free hotdogs, drinks and snacks. Lots of prizes to be won!!

Open to the public during summer months.

Uncle Bob’s: (204) 638-8643

Family Fishing Day: (204) 638-3658

Ice Fishing: Dauphin Lake is a mecca for fishing in the winter! Each season, the lake is transformed into a winter village of ice fishing shacks. Many lakes in Duck Mountain Provincial Park also offer world-class ice fishing for a variety of trout and other species.

For ice fishing shack rentals contact Sticky’s Bait, Tackle & Guiding:

(204) 638-3658

Hunting: If you’re a hunter you will find no better place, as you will find some of the largest whitetail deer and black bear in North America. The area is also home to elk, moose, waterfowl and game bird hunting, and there are numerous guides and outfitters available to show you the way. For complete hunting regulations and information, contact Manitoba Conservation’s Dauphin office, or visit their website.

(204) 622-2205 or (800) 214-6497

Hunting License Outlets

•Manitoba Conservation, 2nd Avenue SW (204) 622-2205

•Sticky’s Bait, Tackle & Guiding, 1301 Main Street S (204) 638-3658 or (204) 648-3166

Guides & Outfitters: Barebones to luxury cabins, fish or game – there is a wide variety of guides and outfitters in Dauphin and surrounding area to help you find what you are looking for.

Backroad Adventures

Accommodations must be prearranged and meal plans are available. Backroad Adventures offers guided hunting of bear, deer, elk, moose and waterfowl. You can also experience eco-adventure fishing tours.

(204) 638-6268

Drop Tine Outfitting

Experience deer hunting, fishing, nature photography, nature tours and bird watching.

(204) 638-2915 or (204) 648-5083

Ledoux’s T’n’T Outfitting & Guiding

Offering whitetail deer, black bear and waterfowl hunting, T’n’T hunting camp is located on the fringe of the Riding Mountain National Park. Accommodations available.

(204) 733-2609

Northern Angler Fly Fishing & Hunting Adventures

Here accommodations range from a luxury cabin to tent camps. Guided fly-fishing trips are also offered. Equipment and training can be provided if required.

(204) 638-7740

Sticky’s Bait, Tackle & Guiding

Prearranged accommodations available. Full service guided fishing and licensed hunting guide. Ice fishing shack rentals are also available.

(204) 638-3658 or (204) 648-3166

For a complete listing of outfitters and guides in the area, visit Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association at