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Fairy Rock Lake is one of Manitoba’s premiere Northern and Walleye lakes. Lake Trout are also present. The lake is 15 miles long from end to end. To give you an idea of the size of the lake, it will take you approximately 45 minutes to boat from camp to the outflow rapids on the west end of the lake..

Sunset over Fairy Rock Lake
Fishing Boats On the Short


Fairy Rock Lake is one of Manitoba’s premiere Northern and Walleye lakes. Lake Trout are also present. With crystal clear water dropping over 115 feet and shallow bays with abundant weeds and forage, Fairy Rock Lake has plenty of excellent places to fish any time of the year. Below, you’ll find a little more information about how to catch the fish you will find in the lake. 

Fisherman Catches Northern Pike at Fairy Rock Lake

Northern Pike

  • Medium to heavy action rod capable of handling 12-20 pound line and heavier lures. Rods that break down are much better for flying in the smaller planes.
  • For early season fishing (end of May to mid June) 10 to 12 pound line will work well. When the weeds are fully-grown, from mid-June on, heavier line is preferable.
  • Lures include: Johnson Silver Minnows (weedless), Large Rapalas (4-6″), Rattle baits, 5 of Diamonds, are devils, buzz baits, mepp spinners and spinner baits.
  • Popular colors are gray, orange, neon, red, white, yellow, blue and chartreuse.
Fisherman holding the fin of a walleye


  • Walleye are known for light, delicate bites, and are generally less aggressive than Northern.
  • A lighter action rod will result in more fish on the line and a more enjoyable time. Again, rods that break down are easier to transport.
  • Light line is as important as a light action rod, 6 to 8 pounds.
  • Vertical jigging and trolling catches most walleye.
  • Good lures include: Jigs: ¼, ⅜, and ½ oz. with a white, yellow, black or chartreuse 4 inch double twister tail.


The lures mentioned above are just a few of the many lures and ways of catching northern and walleye. A basic lure like a jig and double twister tail are the essentials to a good fishing trip. Bring a variety of lures but it isn’t necessary to bring a whole pile of tackle.

Important: In Manitoba it is law that all hooks are barbless.

You must crimp the barb with a pair of pliers. Crimping your barb should not effect the number of fish you catch. To maintain a healthy fishery, catch and quick release are encouraged. All Northern pike over 29.5 inches must be returned to the lake.

Tacklebox with Lures