Thursday, 5 October 2017

Ice armour fishing jacket

Not only for ice fishing the Ice Armor Lift jacket works very well for our Fall fishing here in Manitoba. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

It's greenback season

OK our goal every time we're out there is to try and hook into a giant. However, some days we are very blessed to have enough for dinner!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

End of August catfish

Some nice cats being caught right now. There's still some time left to get out and get one of your own! Call toll free 1-888-228-3933

or visit

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Nice fish Jack!

One highlite of the summer was when jack reeled in his first sturgeon... Nice fish!

Mooneye or Goldeye

Mooneye or Goldeye: That's the question. There are a number of differences ..... and the first recognizable one is the eye. I can think of 4 other comparators. Finally, It's also a lot easier to catch a Master Angler mooneye most days in southern Manitoba 🙂

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fall walleye

To get a spot in our walleye boat this Fall on the Red or Winnipeg Rivers means planning ahead and booking a day now (and don't forget the hotel too) as the total # of days we have are limited. Call now toll free 1-888-228-3933 or visit 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Channel catfish Guide

A good day of catfishing brings considerable smiles all around. Thanks guys! Call toll free 1-888-228-3933 or visit our website

Channel cats on the red river

Cats are going very well! If you've wondered what it's like and would like to give it a try, give us a toll free call to discuss options 1-888-228-3933 or visit us at

Monday, 24 July 2017

Lake Winnipeg walleye

Out for some personal enjoyment...Lake Winnipeg producing walleye in 5-7 feet on crankbaits. Looking forward to a good meal!😀

Friday, 14 July 2017

Sturgeon bite

We had a great day sturgeon fishing last week. The bite was what you'd expect for early June!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Catfish montage

Photomontage: a partial superimposition of several shots to form a single image. 😉 (lots of cat pics! lol.)

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Freshwater drum

A good catch for this angler of a species widely distributed and under appreciated in our province.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Variety on the water

A small northern and a chunk channel came topside for a visit. Variety has not been an issue this year!


Part of a good day fishing for catfish on the Red River in Manitoba involves having good fresh bait. Our catfish trips can be adjusted to allow you to catch the bait that makes for an even better day on the water.  or call toll free from anywhere in North America 1-888-228-3933 

Friday, 30 June 2017

Double catfish

It's not uncommon to hook two or three cats at one time while fishing on the Red River Manitoba. Call  toll free to put yourself into this frame sometime this summer 1-888-228-3933

or visit

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Red River cat fishing

The catfish bite has been excellent.  Call toll free in North America 1-888-228-3933

to book a trip.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Catfish on the depth finder

This is an example of what it looks like when you find catfish in the Red River. Want to see and angle for some catfish this Summer? Give us a toll free call 1-888-228-3933

or email us at

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tagged Catfish

OK here's a tagged older cat that should have been reported in by now. When the info comes back I'd be happy to share! 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Catfish action photos

We like the bumper board so much that a couple more action pics were called for... call toll free from anywhere in North America 1-888-228-3933

to book your adventure

Musky bumper board

I'm really taking a liking to my Musky Bumper Board. It's easy to set up and the camera likes the contrast/numbers. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Spring walleye

Another "slim" greenback walleye caught by a bigger guy (lol). Seriously, having fished the system since the 60's the numbers of larger fish are still impressive and are readily accessible to anyone with even a modicum of skills.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Spring walleye

Here's a good look at what a larger "greenback" walleye looks like in the Spring of the year. It's always amazing how much these fish "bulk-up" over the Spring/Summer to make the giants we see in the Fall/Winter

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


This drum had a hard time cooperating with a measurement. It took a large crank trolling the flats. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

White bass

Trolling or jiging the white bass were interested in everything we had to offer this day 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

White bass

Definitely the white bass will give a good account of itself when hook up occurs. Just love Spring!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Double Cats

Father and Son double. This day we had a couple of doubles to get the blood pumping.  reviews @ 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Channel Catfish

Good cats were caught away from the dam this past weekend. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

End of a season

Last tank burbot of the ice fishing season 👌Now looking forward to the summer / open water season.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Thanks for the great winter season!

We’ve had an excellent Winter season at Cat Eye Outfitter. Many friends were made and many good fish came topside throughout the hardwater season.

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 ice. It’s with the ice season that my entry into the North American fishing industry started as a Pro Staffer. 

We are fortunate to have the season we do from early December until the end of the general fishing season in March. We are also blessed with some of the most productive water on the earth for catfish and walleye fishing.

We’d like to thank all of our guests this winter. 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 our summer fishing opportunities ….. we have many but for the most part we focus on catfish and walleye on the Red River and Lake Winnipeg – give us a toll free call 1-888-228-3933.

A loud shout-out goes to the folks at Northland Tackle whose gear always plays a roll in what we do on ice. The UV Buckshot Rattle Spoons and Whistler Jigs were once again consistent producers this winter bringing at least a half dozen greenbacks over 28” topside. I’m 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”.

An opportune 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 over the Summer and next Fall.

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. The 44 Pro is a jump ahead in ice drill technology.  The 44 Pro is worth a test drill if you haven’t had the pleasure!

Thanks to Corey Studer and Vexilar for their continued association with what we do on ice. Vexilar is a product of high quality and value. We use our Vexilars on ice and this year we plan to use them even more on open water. Vexilar just means more success on the water. If you watche our numerous social media feeds this past winter. I’ll bet you saw in many of our photos that there was a Vexilar with a trophy fish or two or three…

Thanks to Greg Shewchuk and Andrew Galloway at Team Canada Pro for their making a connection with Northland tackle available. Representing another company that makes a significant difference for how we can do 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 at Canada Pro 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.

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 the opening of the general season to get at some monster Red River channel catfish and we also look forward to a little later on in the season for a few good open water greenbacks.

A lot of folks focus on the beginning of the open water season for connecting with giant sum Red River Channel cats. True enough May and early June are great for cats. However, the catfish season has its own ebbs and flows that you can get to know a little more about by giving us a call. The best cats of the season come during the end of August and beginning of September. 

Also, don’t forget to book early for Fall Greenback season. The Fall Greenback season has 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 an arm tiring day of catfishing the Red River 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

Friday, 10 March 2017

Windy Walleyes

 Hunkering down is another strategy that can be effective on big Windy. The fish will "tell" you what they want if you're willing to listen. #vexilar #northlandtackle #jiffyonice #clambleedblue #clamoutdoors #livetargetlures #iceteam 

Thursday, 9 March 2017


Just enjoying the beautiful day we had last weekend. Part of the game involves looking and waiting for larger fish.  1-888-228-3933 #clamoutdoors #clambleedblue #jiffyonice #northlandtackle #vexilar 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The green in greenback

Nice contrast with a really green walleye and a bright red Vexilar #vexilar #northlandtackle #clamoutdoors 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Great day ice fishing

Another end to an enjoyable day of ice fishing.  1-888-228-3933

#iceteam #vexilar #jiffy #livetargetlures #northlandtackle #clambleedblue #clamoutdoors 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Fatty walleye

Fatty on-board! Large female walleye are now laden with this year's progeny. 1-888-228-3933

#clamoutdoors #clambleedblue #livetargetlures #jiffy #vexilar #northlandtackle #iceteam 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Good Walleye

A good one for the books. Walleye are still holding out a bit deeper and will probably remain there with the cooler weather we're experiencing at the moment. #vexilar #clamoutdoors #clambleedblue #jiffy #northlandtackle 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Colder weekend

Colder fishing outside this weekend for walleye on Lake Winnipeg.   #vexilar #northlandtackle #jiffy #clamoutdoors 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Ice armour blue suit

The IceArmor by Clam Blue Suit (or now Edge) started it all and was the first of its kind, paving the way for others to attempt to follow. It redefined how ice anglers approached dressing for the elements. The idea of wearing your own personal ice shelter comes to mind when I put on one of these suits. Wind proof, water proof, insulated, but able to breathe, these suits define comfort and function when out on the ice. They also make it that much easier to be mobile and confident out fishing Lake Winnipeg.  #clamoutdoors #clambleedblue #iceteam #iceteamnews #icearmor 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017

March madness approaches

On Lake Winnipeg we are approaching a time of year that many like to call "March Madness". It's that time of year where the lake's giant walleye start to move in shallower and bite with a certain amount of ferocity. It's a busy time of year for this guide/outfitter #clam #clambleedblue #iceteam #iceteamfishing 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Clam's "Fish Well"

Clam's "Fish Well" means I'm keeping my catch fresh and lively throughout the day. Often I'm filleting upon my return home not having to wait for fish to thaw. #clam #clambleedblue #iceteam #iceteamfishing  

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Vexilar flashers get the job done! #vexilar #vexilarfishing #vexilarmarineelectronics  

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Blue and Green and being seen 😉

When getting dressed as a younger gent I was told that "blue and green should never be seen" ..... joke is on them I guess 😉  #clambleedblue  #clam #iceteamfishing #iceteam 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Return Bites

It's interesting how many of the larger fish will come in, look, and leave only to return in a few minutes to complete the deal by crushing a hardbait. #clam #clamoutdoors #clambleedblue #iceteam #iceteamfishing  

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Hard body baits

Greenbacks have been "crushing" hard body baits this year on Lake Winnipeg. Some days we will tip with minnows just to get an even more aggressive reaction.  #clamoutdoors #clambleedblue #iceteam #iceteamfishing 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ice drill action shot

​​Action auger shot from a recent trip .. extension time soon. #jiffy #jiffyicedrill #jiffyonice

SnoBear 2

Some more pics of our adventure In a SnoBear. If you're interested in seeing if it's a fit for you give Courtlyn a call 1-800-667-1930 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


A great big thank you to Courtlyn Suszko (SnoBear sales rep for MB and SK) for taking us out for a test run in a 2016 SnoBear. Now comes the hard part of doing the math to figure out if it'll work for this business. Over the next few days I'll post a few pics of the experience. I'm also planning to generate a video of the experience in the near future. Thanks; Warner Industries!