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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Awesome times! Glad you had a great experience with us and BWC guide Vanessa Toews.

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A special thank you to Vanessa! My girls really appreciated the girl power fishing!!! Yes, I was totally outnumbered 😂

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They are great I've had a set for 3 years

Looking good Brad Kiselbach

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Super disappointed in the new mapping from Humminbird. Instead of having 7284 different colours and layers they should make it compatible with their products

Clayton Schick Outdoors doing what he does best… crushing monsters!!!Had a blast up at Gull Harbour crushing some Green-Back Walleye! The bite is hot right now I highly suggest getting up there! If you are looking for a guiding option up there Blackwater Cats Outfitter does trips up there as well! Fishing & Hunting in Manitoba ... See MoreSee Less

Clayton Schick Outdoors doing what he does best… crushing monsters!!!

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Did the channel cat trip with them they were excellent we'll be doing a winter walleye one one year

Stand up guy and a wealth of knowledge!

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Blackwater Cats Outfitter Guide Service

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Blackwater Cats on the Red River - Catfishing Guide Winnipeg Lockport Selkirk Manitoba Catfish

Lockport * Selkirk * Winnipeg
Red River * Winnipeg River * Lake Winnipeg

Blackwater Cats Outfitter fishing guide service knows the water we fish as professional fishing guides like the back of our hands. The Red River and Lake Winnipeg systems is our workplace and playground. With tens of thousands of hours fishing on the Red River and Lake Winnipeg over the past 20+ years as anglers and fishing guides you won't find anyone with more hours logged than the Blackwater Cats team. From seasonal catfish and walleye movements and bait selections to specialized techniques and presentations out team of catfishing guides and walleye guides we will get you on fish in safety and comfort and It's likely as a first time guest you may experience the best fishing of your life. As an added bonus Donovan is partnered with many of the fishing industries leading and most innovative companies. Guests of Blackwater Cats will be introduced to some of the finest gear and fishing equipment on the market during your professionally guided catfishing or walleye fishing trip of a lifetime! Once you step into Donovan's customized 2025 Kingfisher Falcon catfish boat you know your in for a great time and great fishing.