Catch & Release
In order to ensure our future generations the ultimate Manitoba Fishing Adventure Jackson's Lodge & Outposts requests that you eat all the fish you want for shore lunches but please leave your 'take home' limit in the lake. All trophy-sized Walleye over 18" and Northern Pike over 27.5" must be carefully released. Record your memories on film, or opt for a replica mount. The one natural resource that keeps guests coming back each year is the fish in the lakes. We want to establish a resource that will last for generations to come, so possibly your children and grandchildren can enjoy them as well. C.P.R. (Catch, Photograph, Release) over the next few years will provide an even greater number of trophies caught each year.
Manitoba regulations call for?barbless hooks. This means that any hooks attached to your line must either have no barb or have the barb pinched against the shaft of the hook. Barbed hooks may be kept in the tackle box.
Barbless hooks allows for easier removal and thus less stress on fish. In turn, this increases the odds that a fish will survive when returned to the water.
Handling your Fish
Hold fish carefully under their belly, not in the gills Always handle a fish carefully and never insert your hands into the gills. Rather pull the fish from the water under the jaw bone. The best way to hold your fish for photos is to use gloves and place one hand in front of the tail and the other carefully under its belly. When returning the fish to the water, please be careful and not throw it in. Hold the tail and slowly move the fish side-to-side in an 's' patten until it regains strength and swims away. Never pull towards you or push away.
If a hook is caught in the fish's throat, do not forcefully pull. This can cause massive bleeding and death. Carefully try to remove the hook and if unable, cut the line at the hook and leave it there. The fish's digestive enzymes will corrode the hook and it will work its way out.