• St. Andrews Lock And Dam

    The historic St. Andrews Lock and Dam is over 100 years old and is located in the heart of Lockport, Manitoba. The dam is a physical barrier that regulates water levels and slows upstream fish movement. It is one of the most heavily fished areas of Manitoba and has produced some real giants

  • Family Fun

    Catfishing on the Red River can be a great family activity. Inexpensive equipment and plentiful shore access makes it an ideal activity for the kids with a high likely hood of success. Several local boat launches offer easy river access and local guides are available for daily fishing charters for a day of fun!

  • Trophy Channel Catfish

    Monsters dwell in the mighty Red. Late summer/early fall can be the best time of the year to catch a  fish of a lifetime as the catfish  fatten up for winter. Look at this 39 inch monster caught in October. All catfish over 24 inches must be released. Let em’ go, Let em’ grow!

  • World Renowned

    The stretch of Red River between Lockport and  Selkirk, Manitoba has been featured in several outdoor magazines over the years and has served as the backdrop for several popular fishing and outdoors shows. Editor In Chief Doug Stange of In-Fisherman TV (right) with local catfish guide Donovan Pearase of Blackwater Cats Outfitter(left)

Welcome To Red River Catfishing


If catfishing on the Red River of the north is your thing or something you want to learn more about then you have come to the right place. This site is dedicated to our passion for catfishing on the greatest catfish water on the planet!

Our stretch of Red River is world famous for channel catfish. Flowing north into Manitoba the Red River passes through Winnipeg, Lockport, and Selkirk, Manitoba as it winds it way to Lake Winnipeg.

Throughout this site you will find plenty of information on catfishing. From seasonal catfish movements, to fishing tackle,  catfishing equipment, and more. Whether you want to refine your approach to catfishing or you are just getting your started targeting huge channel catfish on the mighty Red River there is great information here for you.

We hope that you find this site to be a valuable catfishing resource in our little slice of heaven…the Red River of the North.


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Netting and Bow Fishing Spring Sucker – catfish bait

sucker is great spring catfish bait

Red River Catfishing with guests on the Red River

great catfishing action with Red River guide Donovan Pearase

Catfishing In Lockport Manitoba with Blackwater Cats Outfitter

great catfishing action from Lockport to Selkirk

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