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08/2013

Fly-in Fishing in Northern Manitoba

The float plane took off as I held my cup of piping hot coffee.  According to Scott, an editor at Outdoor Canada, that’s the typical cliche opening for any remote fishing lodge story, so I thought I’d stick with it.  Only there was no piping hot coffee, and I was rocketing a Ford F-150 at 160 km/hr across the flat Manitoban prairies.  Through fate and circumstance I was invited to Eagles Nest, a fly-in fishing lodge located on the Winnipeg River.   My fishing experience:

Catching a barracuda and wahoo in the Cook Islands Catching bloated salmon on a river in Alaska Catching piranha in Venezuela and Brazil

The pursuit of trophy fish is a serious business, and much like football players, anglers judge each other by the size and weight of their tackle.   The abundant waters of the Winnipeg River, cutting channels through hundreds of islands, are a world-class destination. Eagle Nest, a family-owned lodge in operation since 1966, offers 18 staff for its …