Lake Winnipeg is famously known for being home to the Manitoba Greenback. These greenback walleyes grow huge, and during the winter, can also be found in large numbers.
Ice Fishing Greenbacks on Lake Winnipeg
The Target Walleye crew made the trek up to Lake Winnipeg inManitoba, in search of the greenback walleyes. Armed with large rattlebaits and spoons they had a fantastic day on the ice catching tons of walleyes both in shallow and deep water.
If you are planning a trip ice fishing for greenbacks they are a couple things you should know.
The first is that Lake Winnipeg greenbacks love to eat big baits. Rattlebaits are a staple out here on the ice and these fish aren’t afraid to tackle a size 6 or even a size 7 Rapala Rippin Rap. If the bite gets tough, big flutter spoons or rattle spoons will work as well. If you plan a trip up to Winnipeg you’ll want to make sure to have a god variety of both.
The second thing you need to know is that these walleyes can often be found in some really shallow water. It is not uncommon to be fishing in less than ten feet of water. You have to be on your toes when fishing this shallow, because a lot of the times you won’t even mark the fish, you’ll just feel them strike.
Ice fishing greenbacks on Lake Winnipeg is truly a bucket list trip and if you are looking for an awesome adventure at a world class fishery you have to give Lake Winnipeg a try!
For more information on ice fishing in Manitoba, visit https://huntfishmanitoba.ca/go-fishing/ice-fishing/.