The action has been hit or miss on the big lake this ice season so far. Lake Winnipeg is world famous for being home to trophy greenback walleye and that hasn’t changed. Any angler still has just as good a shot as ever of hooking into the fish of a lifetime on any given day. But there are also days out there where no matter what you use or how many times you move spots there aren’t any fish willing to bite. For anglers who have fished this body of water when the action is off the charts, it can be especially frustrating because there is a level of expectation to uphold whenever you venture onto the lake. And then there are others who have only heard of the incredible bite that can be had and have yet to see any successful outings for their efforts.
Is the walleye population on Lake Winnipeg in decline? Are you doing something wrong or not using the right lures? Is there a top-secret area that people showing off pictures online are getting a consistent greenback bite on? Answers and ideas about these questions and much more are discussed in detail at every Filipino Anglers Association of Manitoba meeting. Local experts and product reps share knowledge and information at many of our meetings as well. The next one is scheduled for 6:00 pm Thursday February 21 at Pro-Am Tackle (10 Keenleyside off Nairn Ave). All are welcome to attend to see what we are about. Contact me anytime for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
At a recent meeting of our sister association the Walleye Anglers Association of Manitoba, we had the opportunity to listen to two accomplished anglers from Lindner Media out of Minnesota. Nick Lindner editor of Angling Buzz and Brett McComas editor of Target Walleye shared their experiences ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg and other places in and around Manitoba and the U.S Midwest. A bunch of FAAM members took advantage of the invite and attended the insightful presentation.