Monday, 29 May 2017

The Start to the Season

It's been a few weeks since the open water season began in Manitoba and it is shaping up to be another good one. Day one was a challenge but a few nice fish were caught with carp being the initial target species. The first fish of the day didn't disappoint as a familiar and welcome fight ensued with the carp barreling away with ease. I was soon able to get it to shore and in the net where it measured out just over 30 inches. The action that followed wasn't hot and heavy, a few carp were landed with the biggest of the session topping out at 31.5 inches. With the wind picking up as the morning wore on we decided to head off to a few more shore spots with mixed results.

River fishing is usually a blast early season and I've had a few sessions soaking bait on some of my favorites, again with mixed results. Walleye, northern pike, freshwater drum, common carp, yellow perch, rockbass, shorthead redhorse sucker, channel catfish and black bullhead have all been caught so far ( some in good numbers) and it speaks highly of the variety and opportunity in Manitoba's rivers.

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