Testimonials

star rating  This was my 2nd trip with Blackwater Cats and Ryan was our guide again on Lake Winnipeg. Ryan busted his butt to get us on fish and we caught... read more

Douglas P
March 1, 2017

star rating  Booked a half day trip, caught so many big "cats" that it started to get "passé"
Will definitely recommend and book again!
Megwetch Donovan

northofduckmountain
August 4, 2016

star rating  A friend and I spent an 8-hour day on the water with one of Donavon's guides, James. By all accounts, this season has been a bit slow by the usual... read more

Darcy E
August 1, 2017

star rating  Had a fantastic time. My partner and I had a boat / guide booked for a 6 hr trip, caught over 80 cats over 30”. Absolutely amazing. James, (Paddy),... read more

oilman2016
August 29, 2021

star rating  This was my 2nd trip with Blackwater Cats and Ryan was our guide again on Lake Winnipeg. Ryan busted his butt to get us on fish and we caught... read more

douglasp636
March 26, 2017

star rating  Dono is pure gold in fishing and in personality. I can't say I've met many people who I enjoy so thoroughly in the eight hours of meeting him. ... read more

Carl G
June 1, 2018

star rating  A friend and I spent an 8-hour day on the water with one of Donavon's guides, James. By all accounts, this season has been a bit slow by the usual... read more

355darcye
August 31, 2017

star rating  Spent a great morning battling monster cats. Have fished with Blackwater Cats a couple of times and both times we brought in a number of master anglers including a massive... read more

TnJAdvents
July 1, 2019

star rating  Spent a great morning battling monster cats. Have fished with Blackwater Cats a couple of times and both times we brought in a number of master anglers including a massive... read more

TnJAdvents
August 11, 2019

    positive review  This guide service is by far the best I’ve seen. I had a group of three who fish three days and we were more than pleased with the service. We caught a lot of nice eaters along with some personal best fish over the weekend. I beat my personal best walleye three times in two days. Both of the guides we had were professional and helpful. They did whatever it took to keep us on fish. Definitely will be returning in the future. Best walleye trip I’ve been on by far!!!!!

    William Cox Avatar William Cox
    February 14, 2019

    positive review  My brother, his son and my son went out for the morning with Wally on the hunt for big cats and we were amazed. We had a great time and I know we will all remember this fishing trip very fondly. Biggest fish was 38" what a blast!

    Nik Krpan Avatar Nik Krpan
    August 10, 2017

    positive review  we had a great morning on the water with Donovan today and caught tons of cats...awesome time! Thanks Donovan!!

    Debbie Arseneau Avatar Debbie Arseneau
    July 13, 2019

    positive review  Had a great time fishing with Donavon! Top notch service and a great personality! Thanks again!

    Jason Tjader Avatar Jason Tjader
    February 18, 2017

    positive review  Had a great time with these guys! I'd like to see some pics of our trip on here! Biggest was just over a 30" hog! And multiple just under that! Super fun trip and would do it in a heartbeat again! Thanks a lot gang!

    Jeremiah McBroom Avatar Jeremiah McBroom
    January 22, 2019

    positive review  Went up there for two day 19 master anglers. The boys were spot on.

    Brent Beelner Avatar Brent Beelner
    February 26, 2018

    positive review  We had great time. Caught lots of cat fish. Enjoyed catching Goldeyes for bait. Really enjoyed cork fishing for cats. Very knowledgeable and nice guides.

    Marlene Maxwell Avatar Marlene Maxwell
    June 26, 2019

    positive review  Donovan is an AWESOME guide! Super experienced, knows his stuff, and helped us catch 8 HUGE catfish on the Red River! Fantastic experience! If you want to catch huge catfish, go with Donovan of Black Water Cats!!

    Sheila Reda Avatar Sheila Reda
    July 16, 2019

    positive review  Had an awesome ice fishing trip with Brad. Caught tons of big walleye.

    Randal Zimmerman Avatar Randal Zimmerman
    January 2, 2020