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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2021 Trophy Walleye Spring Special !!! (May 15th 2021 – June 13th 2021) 30% Off – fully guided trophy walleye fishing trip on beautiful Helca island 20% Off – accommodations at either The Gull Harbour Resort, Hecla Island or the Canalta Hotel, Selkirk Mb (as room availability allows) Full Day Walleye Trip – Lake Winnipeg Now Only $450 (2-3 guests) $400-1guest/$500-4guests. *full day 8 hour Email us dcp1@mts.net today to reserve your trip

 Unbelievable Pride!

That’s the only way I can describe the performance of my two top guides this year at the Keystone Walleye Tour - KWT

 For a decade the Blackwater Cats ice team has had a reputation for performance and success on Lake Winnipeg as a team but this tournament series was a showcase of individual skill sets, abilities and relentless work ethics.

Systems and techniques fine-tuned and sharpened over a decade of working together as a team utilized on an individual basis.

For the first time ever these teams we’re not working together sharing information but fishing their own bites and their own styles.  I’m not going to lie this was difficult for me all along watching my guys going out doing their own thing not communicating, keeping things to themselves and not doing what made us who we are, but that’s competitive angling.

 you’ve never seen two more competitive teams wanting to beat each other so bad but at the end of the day we are the same team.

Congratulations to The tournament of champions victors

Ryan Beck and Vanessa Toews your KWT TOC Winners with a ridiculous 2 day bag of over 90 lbs and second biggest bag of the tournaments on day one over 48 lbs and also the winners of two regular events. Two of the best anglers on Lake Winnipeg bar none. 

And

KWT TOC Runners up and your regular season KWT “Team Of The Year” points leaders

Brad Kiselbach and Dale Davis on an incredible two day total of over 87lbs and 1 fish shy of the leaders. Brad and I learned this lake together side-by-side in the early days and he is one of the best anglers I know.

Take a bow boys on an incredible year!

Congratulations to all the participants and a special shout out to two other teams

Chase Stewner and Tanner Aschenbrener on a ridiculous 50+ pound bag today with a 12 pound monster and big fish of the tournament. Today was a win for you boys any other day of the week against any other teams Hell of a great job!!! Chase the apple sure didn’t fall far from the tree

Also to Kevin Christiansen and Brady Kingsland On an awesome bag today of over 47 pounds. That’s a heck of an achievement and you guys showed good consistency through this whole season.

As exciting as this was I know I can speak For our teams and myself when I say I’m glad that the stress anxiety and focus of these events are over and next year we can go back to simply guiding and having fun on the ice!
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 Unbelievable Pride!

That’s the only way I can describe the performance of my two top guides this year at the Keystone Walleye Tour - KWT

 For a decade the Blackwater Cats ice team has had a reputation for performance and success on Lake Winnipeg as a team  but this tournament series was a showcase of individual skill sets, abilities and relentless work ethics.

Systems and techniques fine-tuned and sharpened over a decade of working together as a team utilized on an individual basis. 

For the first time ever these teams we’re not working together sharing information but fishing their own bites and their own styles.  I’m not going to lie this was difficult for me all along watching my guys going out doing their own thing not communicating, keeping things to themselves and not doing what made us who we are, but that’s competitive angling. 

 you’ve never seen two more competitive teams wanting to beat each other so bad but at the end of the day we are the same team. 

Congratulations to The tournament of champions victors

Ryan Beck and Vanessa Toews your KWT TOC Winners with a ridiculous  2 day bag of over 90 lbs and second biggest bag of the tournaments on day one over 48 lbs and also the winners of two regular events. Two of the best anglers on Lake Winnipeg bar none. 

And 

KWT TOC Runners up and your regular season KWT “Team Of The Year” points leaders 

Brad Kiselbach and Dale Davis on an incredible two day total of over 87lbs and 1 fish shy of the leaders. Brad and I learned this lake together side-by-side in the early days and he is one of the best anglers I know. 

Take a bow boys on an incredible year! 

Congratulations to all the participants and a special shout out to two other teams

Chase Stewner and Tanner Aschenbrener on a ridiculous 50+ pound bag today with a 12 pound monster and big fish of the tournament. Today was a win for you boys any other day of the week against any other teams Hell of a great job!!! Chase the apple sure didn’t fall far from the tree

Also to Kevin Christiansen and Brady Kingsland On an awesome bag today of over 47 pounds. That’s a heck of an achievement and you guys showed good consistency through this whole season. 

As exciting as this was I know I can speak For our teams and myself when I say I’m glad that the stress anxiety and focus of these events are over and next year we can go back to simply guiding and having fun on the ice!

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Thanks guys, Truly appreciate it!! All I have to say is WOW! You guys have some OUTSTANDING anglers! And it was a pleasure to meet and fish against you guys!

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Donavon. Thanks again for a great day on the ice. Jessie and I had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you on the ice again soon. Congratulations to your Black Water Cats teams! 🎣

If only the border would open!

The bite has been great and it’s only gonna get better as we slide into March.

Both all inclusive family trips and Run n gun style guided options available.

Check out our family and social distancing packages available www.BlackwaterCats.com
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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.