Thursday, 29 December 2016

Lake Winnipeg walleye ice fishing guide service

Lake Winnipeg Ice Fishing - The Secret Is Out!  Lake Winnipeg is the Place to be for trophy greenback walleye with Lake Winnipeg ice fishing guide Dan Kiazyk of Cat Eye Outfitter - guide services for Lake Winnipeg and Red River greenback walleyes. 

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Technique for walleye

For that dead stick a very effective option is a Northland lite bite slip bobber and a buckshot rattle with live minnow. The bite has been good on Lake Winnipeg. Give us a call if you'd like to try ice fishing big "Windy" 1-888-228-3933

or visit

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Walleye technique

I've found that Clam's Dave Genz spooler rod and reel combo is an effective way to deliver hardbody baits in the coldest conditions. I'm able to pull the line off the real with no loops or tangles. The trusty Vexilar FLX 28 is my go to when pulling hard baits and being able to see how fish react.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Lake trout north

So further North good friend JN is back to applying what he does best....icing chunky lake trout. A newly installed 'Pro-View Ice-Ducer' by Vexilar appears to be working well ๐Ÿ‘

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Fishing Lake Winnipeg South basin

A reliable Vexilar at work on Lake Winnipeg. Hey the ice season is on and we have additional guides signed up this year to get you to different untouched for the most part areas of the south basin.. If interested in a trip for walleye out on Lake Winnipeg give us a toll free call 1-888-228-3933 or visit

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Lake Winnipeg green

The bite is good right now on the lake. Guide Morgan B hits the "green" jackpot this day.  First ice is as good as last but it'll slow down into January. Want to spend a day exploring the lake with one of our guides call 1-888-228-3933

or visit

Sunday, 4 December 2016

New Guide with Cat Eye Outfitter

We are proud to welcome D. S. As the new guide with our guide service. He is a registered Manitoban fishing guide.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Thank you

We’ve had a superb Fall season at Cat Eye Outfitter.

A lot goes into running an outfitting operation as well as keeping up with Pro-Staff responsibilities (financially and physically). I know our business is better because of its association with companies whose products do make a difference for us on the water.

We’d like to thank all of our guests this year. Without your patronage we wouldn’t be in business! We hope our service met your expectations and we hope you’ll consider fishing with us again. Oh and for those thinking about the winter ice fishing opportunities on Lake Winnipeg… remember first ice is a great time to catch a giant walleye – give us a call.

Once again being a part of the guide program with St. Croix rods gave us fishing rods with the both back bone and sensitivity needed to hook-up and land some giant greenbacks this season. The 7 foot Avid Medium light action proved deadly with the end of season light biters we saw again this year. Rod repair was also a breeze with St. Croix’s rod repair/replacement program (Andy Drymalski, Dave Fischer).

A particularly loud shout-out goes to the folks at Northland Tackle who were able to get an order out to us in a week and a half – when it was really needed. The RZ and Whistlers Jigs were once again top producers bringing at least a half dozen greenbacks over 30” to the boat. I’m also thankful to the guys out there in Northern MN (Dan Rude, Kyle Waterman and Ryan Lair) for having sent up a banner that I’ll proudly display whenever giving seminars in the future. Northland Tackle is “the fisherman’s favorite”.

One great connection made this past year that had an impact upon results for our guide service has been our recent association with Team Canada Pro organization and the more direct connection it affords us to a line of product that we normally use with great success. A big thank you to Greg Shewchuk and now Andrew Galloway who lead the organization in Canada and western Canada respectively. We not only appreciate the connection to Team Canada Pro but we look forward to working even more closely with this organization in the future.

A big thank you to all of our Pro-Staff supporting companies

Thanks to Matt Johnson of Clam and the Clam organization for making some of the best product out there in the outdoor industry. This product doesn’t only have a place on ice but it can be used year-round.

Thanks to Linda Schoenborn and Jim Haas and Jiffy for their continued support. Jiffy has not sat still resting on its laurels of past product success. Instead, this company continues to forge ahead with design and innovation to create some of the cutting edge products that make a difference when out on the ice.

Thanks to Corey Studer and Vexilar for their continued support. Vexilar is a product of high quality and value. We use our Vexilars on ice and this year even more on open water. Vexilar just means more success on the water. Watch our numerous social media feeds this winter and I’ll bet that there’ll be a Vexilar in many photos with many trophy fish!

Thanks to Greg Shewchuk and Team Canada Pro for their making a Northland tackle Pro-Staff position available. Representing another company that makes a significant difference for our business means a lot for what we do. We work hard for those we believe in and those that support us – as any of our guests will tell you!  We’ve also got these folks to thank for a connection with Live Target Lures – (and thanks Josh Guillon and Ben Visser for the excellent service) a proven big fish slayer on Lake Winnipeg.

And Finally the MLOA (Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association) should be mentioned here as being in the corner of an industry that has a number of pressures coming at it at any one time. From the moratorium on Outfitters on the Red River to its classified services as well as its representation of our businesses at the governmental level, the MLOA and Paul Turenne are making an effort to making the outfitting industry in Manitoba not only financially viable now but sustainable in the future.

Thanks again to all who had an impact on what we do. Being a Pro-Staffer (as I mentioned already) and an Outfitter isn’t easy work. A lot of sacrifices are made – ask my wife!! Nonetheless the reward is time with folks who have a similar passion and a work place that has no comparison.

We now look forward to first ice and the chance to get at some monster greenbacks.

A lot of folks focus on the end of the ice fishing season for connecting with giant greenback walleyes. True enough “March Madness on Lake Winnipeg” is for real for big walleyes.  However, first ice can be really special for giant greenbacks too. Both seasons have a limited number of days available and booking soon means getting a date to fish one of the best walleye fisheries on earth at its peak. 

If you’re interested in ice fishing any part of the south basin feel free to give us a toll free call 1-888-228-3933

or e-mail us for more information at or visit us on-line at

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Classic Canadian shore lunch

This will be my last shore lunch from open water fishing for the year. The next time I'm into a classic walleye shore dinner will be "on ice" ๐Ÿ˜‰

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Last open water trip

We thought we'd get out and "bring it" today on the Red River ๐Ÿ‘. Hey... Ice fishing season is just around the corner and we'll be fishing the Red River and lake Winnipeg. If interested give us a toll-free call 1-888-228-3933
or visit

Friday, 25 November 2016

Live Minnows

Our live minnow tanks are up and running.  We have a special on live minnows for the next two weeks @ $3.00 a dozen. Call toll free 1-888-228-3933

Monday, 21 November 2016

Winter fishing options

Give us a toll free call (1-888-228-3933) if you've got an ice fishing trip in mind for Lake Winnipeg this winter.  Visit

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Brook trout

Brook trout from God's river. Will measure as one of the better ones caught there this season. Congrats F. B. (And he doesn't enter the MA program lol.)

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Vexilar and Fall

So there's no ice yet but that doesn't stop you from pulling out the Vexilar FLX-28 to do some work! Work well it did this day๐Ÿ‘ Great electronics make a world

of difference.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Bite goes on (well!)

...and as the end of day approached this lucky angler made his day that much better by hooking into another good one. Congrats T.B. ๐Ÿ‘

We're still expecting the bite to stay strong and the weather to hold mild for another 6 or 7 days... Greenback walleyes anyone? Call toll free 1-888-228-3933  - even if you're starting to think first ice: we do that too!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Fall colours of Manitoba

Some of the spectacular colours of Fall we experience up here Manitoba. We aren't done Fall open water fishing yet!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Waiting on walleye

A good one waits in the well for her photo to be taken. Once done, she's released to bite another day ๐Ÿ‘

Monday, 31 October 2016

Tanker greenback walleye

Another tanker greenback walleye from the Red River in Manitoba. What a memory for this lucky angler! With temps going to the low fifties (52f or 11c) by the weekend we invite interested clientele to give us a call for a late Fall run walleye adventure  toll free 1-888-228-3933 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Manitoba's provincial fish

A nice sample of Manitoba's provincial fish - the walleye - caught in the Red River of the North.  

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Manitoba master angler program

@ 70cm this is a small MB master angler greenback walleye. Our master angler program here in MB is one of the oldest and most popular larger fish recognition programs in North America. Founded in Neepawa 1961 by that town's Game and Fish Association, The infamous writer/angler Bill Robinson would be a strong proponent. His little fishing memoire, "Rather Fish than Eat" only hints st the program as it related to rainbow trout that were planted and caught from the town's little lake Irwin. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Fishing on until the end of October

One of our best greenback Fall walleyes caught this year.  We still have some opportunities to fish until the end of October. Give us a toll-free call 1-888-228-3933

or visit 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Draw down on the red river

Temps are starting to cool down here in Manitoba. Draw down has begun on the Red River with current greater than we've seen all Fall. The bite is shallow and steady. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Good fishing on the Red River

Earlier this week the weather made fishing a bit tougher. With the boat swinging in every direction getting a good hook set can be a challenge. 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Walleye for the table

Limits of "eater" walleye are common these days. Guests have an opportunity to enjoy their catch at home. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Fall walleye trips

 Our target species for the day is what locals call a "greenback" (walleye) that has come up the Red River from Lake Winnipeg. We've been in the catfishing and walleye guiding business on the Red River Manitoba since 1998. Give us a toll free call and we'll make a greenback Fall walleye trip happen for you 1-888-228-3933

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Jiffy's new entry


NEW! 44PRO, Model 44
 Jiffy® PATENTED PROPANE POWERED, 38cc, 4-Stroke OHV Engine
LIGHTEST Propane Power Ice Drill
Quiet - 4 Stroke engine is quiet but powerful.
E-Z Start - No priming, no choke, 
NEW Jiffy Transmission
Best Warranty in the Industry ...2-2-2 Year Limited Warranty - 2 Years Engine, 2 Years Transmission, 2 years blade
26-31 pounds depending on drill size

A red river surprise

All kinds of big fish right now on the Red River Manitoba. This good pike bit hard and let us think we had on a record walleye! We still have some spots available for guests.....

Monday, 10 October 2016

Thanksgiving Bounty

We are very grateful for the bounty that comes from the Red River Manitoba๐Ÿ‘

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Big walleye

And the bite on the Red River Manitoba continues to be superb....big walleye coming on a regular basis.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Sustainable harvest

A sustainable harvest is a part of the Red River's Fall walleye run. Nutritious and tasty, walleye makes some of the best table fare nature has to offer. We offer guided greenback walleye trips on the Red River Manitoba. 1-888-228-3933

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Full run red river walleye

Another trophy Red River Fall run walleye. A bit bigger 'greenback' than the first posted yesterday. Want to catch one? Give us a toll free call 1-888-228-3933 or visit

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Big walleye time

First good Red River greenback walleye of the year. She hit a jig/minnow combo quite aggressively. Visit our website for details on how to get one of your own Fall run walleyes

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

End of season Giants

As we approach the end of the catfish season some "super tankers" show up to "dock" for a quick pic or two. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Larger Fall catfish on the Red River

Of course the end of season catfish on the Red River are just ferocious. Action is excellent๐Ÿ‘