Welcome to Blackwater Cats Outfitter

Your fully licensed and insured four seasons fishing outfitter and guide service. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and operating out of both Lockport and Selkirk, Manitoba we specialize in giant Red River channel catfish and Trophy Lake Winnipeg greenback walleye.

Whether your looking for an expert Red River catfish guide to provide you with a world class catfishing experience on the mighty Red River or are interested in our famous fall run of trophy greenback walleye on the Winnipeg River, Red River, and south Basin of Lake Winnipeg, you have come to the right place my friends... we have the fishing guide for you.

Passion and experience are two characteristics of a great fishing guide Lake Winning Ice Fishing guideand Blackwater Cats Outfitter has both. With this amazing fishery in our back yard we have over 20 years experience targeting huge channel cats on the Red River, and trophy greenback walleye on the Winnipeg River and Lake Winnipeg..

Between a busy schedule guiding clients for huge channel catfish and trophy walleye, as well as tournament walleye fishing whenever I can squeeze it in, I am on the water constantly and ready to show you a good time and great fishing.

Our main goal is to provide you with a trip to remember, full of big fish, good company, and plenty of excitement for all with a guide who gets as much pleasure watching his guests catch big fish as he does catching them himself.

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Famous but Lesser known Sun Tzu Quotes ( who knew this guy was a fisherman? )

Victorious anglers catch fish first and then post big fish pictures, while defeated anglers complain about outstretched arms on Facebook.
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To all my American guests!!!

 this is the forecast for the next 14 days!!!

There was a time where February was just as heavily booked as March and the Fishing was just as good but then we hit a slump of 3 to 4 years where the weather was cold, and the fishing was subpar which intern gave us a slump in February February, bookings.  then add Covid to the mix !!!

last year February was quite good and this year the fish are far more active. There’s way more fish around the lake, it is easy driving for trucks and the weather looks absolutely fantastic. This could be one of the best February on record yet we’re still suffering from low February bookings from previous years of cold weather and slow bites..

Part of our recovery from Covid would be getting back that February business .

We are having longtime regular guests trying to book for March and we are absolutely stacked full from March 4th right through the 24th so here’s an opportunity to take advantage of guide availability and great weather through February.

***  also to returning Guests if you want to get on the schedule for next March, 2025, you better start booking 10-12 months in advance.

pretty steady action today and three 3 fish over 30” hit the ice.
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To all my American guests!!!

 this is the forecast for the next 14 days!!!

There was a time where February was just as heavily booked as March and the Fishing was just as good but then we hit a slump of 3 to 4 years where the weather was cold, and the fishing was subpar which intern gave us a slump in February February, bookings.  then add Covid to the mix  !!!

last year February was quite good and this year the fish are far more active. There’s way more fish around the lake, it  is easy driving for trucks and the weather looks absolutely fantastic. This could be one of the best February on record yet we’re still suffering from low February bookings from previous years of cold weather and slow bites.. 

Part of our recovery from Covid would be getting back that February business .

We are having longtime regular guests trying to book for March and we are absolutely stacked full from March 4th  right through the 24th so here’s an opportunity to take advantage of guide availability and great weather through February.

***  also to returning Guests if you want to get on the schedule for next March, 2025, you better start booking  10-12 months in advance.

pretty steady action today and three 3 fish over 30” hit the ice.

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If I wasn’t already booked for end of Feb I’d be up for sure, that weather never happens in Feb and you’ll have far fewer SH’s to compete with! Hope you guys fill a bunch of days and hammer them the next few weeks!!

It's like summer!

Buddy Ziebarth Tucker Kmecik

Brice Robertson Mark Boser Rhomas Tye Kory Peterson James Ruege

Hot baits so far!!!

The fish are snapping on a variety of baits, but no surprise the classic Pelican Lures Purple splash Flash Back flutter spoon and new Pelican Purple Splash Flash bomb! Is sealing the deal consistently on 🦕 fish!

After seeing 2 guests land giants on these patterns of Pelican spoons I had Bruce put on a classic purple splash flutter spoon and he got sideswiped by this monster without marking it.

Every year there are new spoons and tackle, often just copies and recreations of what’s already working, but you can’t deny proven results and Results.
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Hot baits so far!!!

The fish are snapping on a variety of baits, but no surprise the classic Pelican Lures Purple splash Flash Back flutter spoon and new Pelican Purple Splash Flash bomb! Is sealing the deal consistently on 🦕 fish! 

After seeing 2 guests land giants on these patterns of Pelican spoons I had Bruce put on a classic purple splash flutter spoon and he got sideswiped by this monster without marking it. 

Every year there are new spoons and tackle, often just copies and recreations of what’s already working, but you can’t deny proven results and Results.Image attachment

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Way to go Bruce Koch

I caught a 30 inch walleye on the same lure.

Blackwater Cats Outfitter saltie pieces?

Lew Hanson

Pretty

With or without bait?

How’s Prudence mouth, side x side with chains gonna work this weekend? Or tracks?

Do you put a minnow on that or no

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Over the years I have received many emails like this one about each and every one of my guides. I just had to share this.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the recent ice fishing trip and guide service you provided. It was hands down the best walleye fishing I’ve ever experienced both open water and ice fishing. And I iced my biggest walleye to date. And we hit poor weather? I wonder how good it could have really been!

Your guide Brett was fantastic and tried his hardest to keep us on a bite. I’ve experienced other guide services and nothing comes close to the level of service Brett provided.

I recently had knee surgery so I was struggling to get things done and Brett stepped up to make my ice fishing experience one to never forget.

Kudos to you and Brett for your efforts!
I will be back!
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Over the years I have received many emails like this one about each and every one of my guides. I just had to share this.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the recent ice fishing trip and guide service you provided. It was hands down the best walleye fishing I’ve ever experienced both open water and ice fishing. And I iced my biggest walleye to date. And we hit poor weather?  I wonder how good it could have really been!

Your guide Brett was fantastic and tried his hardest to keep us on a bite. I’ve experienced other guide services and nothing comes close to the level of service Brett provided. 

I recently had knee surgery so I was struggling to get things done and Brett stepped up to make my ice fishing experience one to never forget. 

Kudos to you and Brett for your efforts! 
I will be back!Image attachment

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I agree, Brett is a great guide!

Brent Mehan Brent Mehan

Brett Wiess 👈 💯 💥

Brett is the man for sure!!

8 months ago
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Where is the bass fishing?

Glad things are good

Jarrod Stoddard

Paul Michaud

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