Red River Catfishing
The Red River of the north between Lockport and Selkirk, Manitoba offers the greatest catfishing on the planet. A day on the water with expert Red River catfish guide Dan Kiazyk of Cat Eye Fishing will be a trip to remember!
We have a 40# guarantee where if you don't catch 40# of catffish during your catfish trip of 8 hours we'll offer you another 8 hour catfish trip for free. Of course we expect you to try and respect the good intention of this guarantee.
Fall Run Walleyes
The Red River of the north and Lake Winnipeg will be extraordinary destinations for the upcoming 2017-2018 ice fishing season. A day on the water with Clam, Vexilar and Jiffy Pro walleye guide Dan Kiazyk of Cat Eye Fishing will be a trip to remember! Even though there are a lot of negative reports on Lake Winnipeg's walleye population, we saw a good numnber of excellent walleye last winter and this summer to indicate that they're not all gone!
Book Early for those periods when you can expect the best "greenback walleye bite". Call toll free 1-888-228-3933 to make sure you get those dates when you'll increase your chances for a true giant walleye!
The fall greenback walleye run is the second part of Manitoba’s famous duo of world-class sport walleye fishing. When mid September rolls around and the water starts to cool it's time to call this Selkirk walleye guide as massive schools of large Lake Winnipeg walleye make their annual fall migration from the limestone rich waters of the north basin down to the south basin of Lake Winnipeg and into the Red River and Winnipeg River systems. It's time to start thinking trophy greenback walleye and Cat Eye Fishing is ready to guide you to the largest, hardest fighting greenback walleyes of your life. Hiring Dan means you'll fish with a professional guide, Clam, Vexilar, Jiffy, Pro-Cure and Ziptailz Pro-Staff and a life-long student of the Red River. Call toll free 1-888-228-3933 to talk with Dan about catching that walleye of a lifetime. Be sure to visit our photo gallery of fish we catch throughout the seasons
Guide Service with Cat Eye Fishing
Both half day and full day trips are available, morning, afternoon and evening, with catfishing available in Lockport, Selkirk. Walleye fishing available on the Red River and the Winnipeg River and Lake Winnipeg in the Fall. All bait, gas and equipment included with your trip. All that our guests are responsible for is their Manitoba sport fishing license, food and drinks (no Alcohol is permitted).
Registered Manitoba guide and outfitter: Manitoban Outfitter Lic#2017-03204091241 and Manitoba Guide #KIADAN11162. We are locally located on Breezy Point Road between the two boat launches (Selkirk Park and Netley Creek) to the world's greatest catfishery. Our address is P.O. Box 33 Gr#224 RR#2 Selkirk Manitoba Canada R1A 2A7 (call toll free 1-888-228-3933 from anywhere in North America). Our winter residence is in Minnedosa MB, close to the Waterhen River and Lake of the prairies. Please note that we are also licenced as a Commercial Bait Dealer meaning we have lots of fresh live bait for the Fall greenback run!
Boat 1 profile: Lund Baron 20ft powered by 225 hp Envinrude ETEC. A comfortable, dry big water boat. This boat has a full windshield and a waterproof top that can make ALL the difference when it rains, sleets or snows!
We operate 4 other boats depending on the type of fishing and location where it will be in service. We are a local guide service who is located next to the Red and near to Lake Winnipeg.
LATEST Cat Eye Outfitter NEWS - Fall 2017 Winter 2018
The moratorium for licencing outfitters on Lake Winnipeg has been lifted. We are fully licenced for Red River, Lake Winnipeg, Whitemud river and Lake Manitoba. We are also available to fish on many other lakes throughout the province corresponding to where fish are fished for from the Master Angler program. Cat Eye Outfitter brings many years of professional experience to your fishing adventure. Open water season means a variety of species are fished for in a variety of locations throughout southern Manitoba and North Western Ontario.
Catfishing for trophy channel catfish on the Red River is certainly a highlight of the open water season. Remember the pre-spawn catfish bite on the Red is excellent. Early season is famous for its numbers as well as some interesting incivental catches of Carp and Drum. Give us a toll-free call at 1-888-228-3933 or visit www.cateyefishing.com/packages.html to discuss dates
Walleye fishing involves a lot of locational options throughout Manitoba. With resource allocations that run from Buffalo bay to Lake of the Prairies, Dan can expand your walleye fishing horizons in Manitoba. Early season on the Whitemud river is excellent from mid May to mid June, Buffalo bay can produce fantastic opportunities throughout early and mid summer. Don't forget to book early if you want to fish for trophy greenback walleye this Fall - our spots book up early! We also have guided many who are pursuing Master Angler sized fish for Manitoba's popular Master Angler program. Dan's professional affiliations with Clam, Ice Team, Jiffy, Vexilar, Northland, St. Croix and Pro-Cure means you will have the most up to date fishing innovations available from the fishing industry. A broad range of experiences with different species in different locations means options for you.
- Gear considerations for Red River catfish
Be absolutely sure to use good strong wide gap hooks in bronze or stainless steel. Be sure to consider hook sizes of at least 3/0 with hooks as large as 6/0. Depending on the bait you use, hook size and shape will vary. Consider "circle hooks" as an option for anglers who don't have a lot of experience "hooking up". We separate our main line from our hooks with a leader in mono of 40# strength or greater. In some instances this mono leader can be broken when a hook becomes lodged in some immovable underwater object. A leader also allows us to put a swivel in-line allowing us to avoid knot breaking line twist that comes from fighting the Red's giant catfish.
- Bait Considerations through the summer season on the Red River
A variety of bait is essential for success at different times through the summer. Undoubtedly prawns will work at any time but fishing with what is in the system will make a difference on those days when fish may be negative or not interested in your bait. Goldeye, suckers, frogs, crawlers in addition to large shrimp/prawns are all options as bait on the Red River when fishing for catfish. Having said the prior does not preclude the possibility of using prepared baits or even crankbaits. Depending on the time of the summer smart/successful anglers won't just be fishing one place with one type of bait.
- Location, Location, Location (is almost everything) For Red River and Winnipeg River winter Walleye
Knowing locations on the Red River and the Winnipeg River can really can make or break any Fall Greenback fishing trip. Structure and depth are two key components to unlocking the location puzzle. Fall presents an ever changing dynamic environment and as such a certain amount of flexibility can make a good day turn into a banner day. If you have mapping capabilities it might be a good idea to get to know your areas for those "spots on a spot". Navionics and vexilar together with a tablet might provied the angler with a tool to increase knowledge of a key challenge to Fall fishing on the Red or Winnipeg rivers