Bait your hook, drop your line, and jig em’ up…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

A time of the year so many Manitoban anglers anticipate… The opening day of the 2015/2016 fishing season. This Saturday, May 9 marks the first day of open water fishing in the Whiteshell. Whether it’s walleye, black crappie, smallmouth bass, northern pike, or lake trout that you fancy, be sure head out to the Whiteshell Provincial Park this weekend to catch those first fish of the season in one of the beautiful lakes in the park.

IMG_3029IMG_3154For the more competitive anglers, be sure to come out and fine tune your jigging skills for the 2015 Walleye Masters Cup on Falcon Lake, scheduled for Saturday, June 6 this year. The tournament is in support of the Central Walleye Trail, Fish Futures, and the Never Alone Foundation.

10377257_1529249787302818_1943362057685572531_nOnce again, the Walleye Masters Cup will take place at the Falcon Lake Marina, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. First place includes an Alumacraft 1436 Jon Boat, Mercury motor, Shoreland’r trailer plus $1,075 cash. Other prizes include $2,300 for second place, $1,700 for third place, $1,300 for fourth place, $1,000 for fifth place, and more. Cash prizes are based on a 50 team entry.

Last year's big fish at 7.93lbs.

Last year’s big fish at 7.93lbs.

Prizes will also be award to top angler/junior, top male/female team, and biggest walleye.
1907365_1529249547302842_6283830946420814500_nThe entry fee is $220 per team. For more information or for entry forms, contact Brad Melnyk at 1(204)-998-4808 or e-mail fishintour@mymts.net.

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