Travel to the Lake Winnipeg to fish trophy “Greenback” Walleyes with a really good outfitter. This is one of the best trophy Walleye lakes in north America and it continues to get better every year. Our outfitter is a good professional outfitter, that works really hard to hard to get his clients onto big fish for a modest price. I fished with him in February of 2019 with 7 good friends. We caught 23 fish over 25 inches in 2 days – 3 over 30 inches. Tom Close – 2019 I’m booked for 2020 and plan to go every year.
Location: South end of Lake Winnipeg near Petersfield (45 minutes north of Winnipeg)
Costs: 3-day fishing (based on party of 4) - $550 US / person
Schedule for 2022: February & March
Typical day – What to expect:
7:30am – Guide to meet at designated location (usually your hotel near lake)
One or two guys ride with guide in his truck while other guys follow in 2nd (4x4) pickup
8:30am – Arrive at the 1st location to start fishing
Limited trail network so travel (5-10 miles on ice) is slow. You must navigate drifts & pressure ridges
to get out into the fishing area
8:45am - Guide will drill holes for each person and setup shacks with heaters if needed. He’ll start drilling
Additional holes as soon as he’s got you setup and fishing.
You may choose to sit on a bucket without shelter which helps mobility (more holes & more fish)
9:00am Group is 100% engaged and fishing hard.
All day Primary tactic all day is to setup, fish a hole hard for 20-30 minutes and move unless you run into
Fish. The fish are aggressive, but scattered, which places high premium on mobility.
Noon - Have lunch (sandwiches / snacks / bottled water) while fishing or take time out in the truck
5:30pm The fishing day is done – It’s good (not critical) to get off the ice in the daylight
Typical day – >10 walleyes with one good (> 27”) fish per person. A 30-inch fish is common and most
groups will land a fish over 30 inches in 3 days.
6:00pm Arrive back at the hotel to change and have supper
What is included in the cost :
What is not included :
Travel (from western Wisconsin)
Note – total distance from Hudson, WI to Petersfield, MB : 525 miles / 8.5 hrs
Prices subject to change without prior notice
Contact Close Encounters for availability and current pricing
Tom Close (715) 554 – 3302