There be monsters in the waters of the Red River! Located just outside of Winnipeg, hop on a speed boat with Todd and the rock’n roll fishing guides from City Cats to catch-and-release a Red River catfish, known for their ferocious fight and enormous size. With such abundance in the river, the Red River offers the world’s best catfishing, where even newbies can land a Master Angler-size cat.
Length of Trip : Half Day / Full Day
Cost : Full Day catfishing on the Red River (8 hours): $500 CDN Half Day catfishing on the Red River (4 hours): $400 CDN
Best time to go : Mid May - End of September
Wheelchair friendly : Yes
Family friendly : Great for kids 7 and above.
Where to eat : Fusion Grill: A local favourite, these guys were doing organic before anyone else in the city. Carbone: Coal fired pizza for something more casual. Segovia: The city's "it" restaurant, located in the Osborne district. The Tallest Poppy: Fried chicken and waffles you will dream about.
Where to Stay : We recommend staying with our trusted partner Holiday Inn and Suites when visiting Winnipeg.
Getting There : The largest cats are located in a strip of the river just south of Lockport to just north of Selkirk, less than a 30 minute drive from downtown Winnipeg. City Cats can pick up at hotels. The launch is located in Selkirk.
Note from Robin : Bring a wind proof outerwear (jacket and pants) in case it rains. There are washrooms at the boat launch, but none on the boat. The most important tip: Listen to your guide! I pulled some weird muscle trying to reel in a cat.
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