Testimonials

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  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  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
August 11, 2019

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

Angela R
June 8, 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 6, 2018

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  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 8, 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

    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  To all you dads taking your kids up to Canada to go fishing this is a MUST. I just took my kids and we had one of the best fishing experiences you could ever encounter. Donavan is a fantastic guide and he does an amazing job. -- We fished for just over 3 hours and boated 60 Channel Cats that all but one was over 30" long. The action was fast and we had so much fun!. -- GIVE IT A TRY AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED! --- Five Stars - all the way!!

    Jeff Grove Avatar Jeff Grove
    July 3, 2019

    positive review  Great fishing with Ryan Beck! 9 masters 4 guys 2 days, biggest 30”. He flat out knows how to put you on fish! Thanks for the great time.

    Tom Schonert Avatar Tom Schonert
    March 23, 2018

    positive review  Great time with Brad Kiselbach and the crew! Never caught so many huge walleyes!

    Clayton Johnson Avatar Clayton Johnson
    January 15, 2019

    Great guide. Ryan had us on fish both days. Many fish over 28” caught.

    Danny Harpenau Avatar Danny Harpenau
    February 26, 2018

    positive review  Had the most amazing family day!! Donovan had us on the fish all day! He was great at teaching the kids how to do it! Took the stress out of fishing! We will definitely be back!!

    Krystal Morrow Scharf Avatar Krystal Morrow Scharf
    September 18, 2017

    positive review  Thanks Blackwater Cats and our guide Ryan Beck for a fantastic weekend of fishing! Caught my PB 30.5 inch Walleye!!

    Judy McAllister Weinzetl Avatar Judy McAllister Weinzetl
    March 25, 2018

    positive review  I wanted to thank Donovan and James for an excellent trip. Despite the fishing being slow by all accounts, James worked hard to find the fish, and we put 37 in the boat. The biggest was 37.5", with multiple fish over 34". Highly recommended.

    Darcy Elliott Avatar Darcy Elliott
    August 30, 2017

    positive review  Had a great time with guide Ryan out on Lake Winnipeg. Caught a few over 26" in addition to about 100+ eaters.

    Jason Arenz Avatar Jason Arenz
    January 29, 2017