9 reasons why every angler should visit northern Manitoba

Want to catch so many fish you lose count? Laurie River Lodge is the place

Northwestern Manitoba has trophy pike, walleye and lake trout

The pike are so awesome, they deserve a whole page of their own

The fourth member of our fishing party was Lynn’s son, Griffin Henning. Griff (above in the foreground, with Alfred) claimed his fishing skills were a little rusty, but the way he handled this 40-inch northern suggested he was being modest.

In about five feet of water, Griffin enticed the fish with a slow-rolled spinnerbait, and then hauled it out of thick weeds, all while keeping the lunging giant away from the outboard (above). With a great netting job by Alfred, the whole operation was basically textbook.

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