Testimonials

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

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  We had 3 people in the boat, and caught multiple master angler Cats. Everyone had fun and we saw tons of fish. These fish know how to put... read more

Tanis .
September 16, 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

355darcye
August 31, 2017

star rating  Had a great time today with my family. Our guide, Donovan, was very knowledgeable and great with our kids. We were fishing for cat fish and we caught... read more

Aren08
June 1, 2017

star rating  Awesome time with Donovan. Between four of us we caught a lot of cat fish. Twenty five we 34 plus inches. I was able to catch a 38 inch cat,... read more

S_Gibson204
June 1, 2018

star rating  My wife and I booked two mornings to fish with Donovan. We both caught numerous big channel catfish. We were supplied with great rods and reels. Donovan was knowledgeable, extremely... read more

_lunacr55
July 1, 2016

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.
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Carl G
June 10, 2018

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

    positive review  Had an amazing time fishing for catfish on the river. The guide service could not have been better. If I try and think of anything that could have been done better I can’t name one single thing. Not only did Donovan set us up for some amazing fishing, he helped create memories that my family and I will forever cherish. I highly recommend.

    Autumn Mahaffey Avatar Autumn Mahaffey
    August 31, 2019

    positive review  Had a blast pulling big greenbacks through the ice. Can't wait for next year!

    Tyler Helfrich Avatar Tyler Helfrich
    March 8, 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

    5 star review  Donovan put us on the fish & moved us if the bite died off. He drilled lots of holes to help us follow the fish. Two of the three in our group caught our person best fish! My husband, dad, and I have been on several guided fishing trips to Mexico, Las Vegas, Lake of the Woods, Devil’s Lake, and Montana to name a few. This was by far our best guided trip. We are already looking into booking for next year! Thanks for a great experience on Lake Winnipeg!

    Shayla Heine Avatar Shayla Heine
    April 2, 2018

    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  Donovan was an excellent guide and he was on time and found us lots of cats. Like 28 in a 1/2 day trip

    Colton Penner Avatar Colton Penner
    June 13, 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  Was an awesome day catching cats thanks Wayne for the great day

    Dallas Campbell Avatar Dallas Campbell
    August 12, 2019

    positive review  My wife and I had a great two days fishing with James. He is a great guide and a very nice person. He worked very hard and put us on some great fish. We would go again in a heartbeat. Thanks Blackwater Cats.

    Robert Schuldt Avatar Robert Schuldt
    October 23, 2017