9 reasons why every angler should visit northern Manitoba


Laurie River Lodge is a classic example of the fishing found across much of northern Manitoba’s vast, roadless wilderness.

#1  You can catch a lot of incredible fish

In late June, I headed up to Laurie River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba. The photo above is just a sampling of the memorable fish my group landed in only four days on the water. As part of the Churchill River system, Laurie River offers access to both McGavock Lake, where the main lodge is located, and a number of nearby lakes reached by boat, air or a short portage. And if you’re used to fishing down by the 49th parallel (or below), it’s unlike anything you ever experienced.