Red River Lockport Outing – Tuesday evening 6 -9 pm.  Tentative dates May 21 and a Tuesday evening in early June depending on water flows.

Registration deadline May 1, 2024


  • Name:  Stephen Jay
  • Ph/text number: 204-899-6070
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This outing requires regular updating from the outing host as the date nears due to variable water flow conditions on the Red River. Registered participants will be placed in an email group to received updated info.

Head straight north on Henderson Hwy to Lockport.  We tend to fish in three areas:

  1. Turn left on 44, then right into the parking lot for the park just past the A&W.  You will find us just downstream of the dam.
  2. Drive straight across 44 and follow the dirt road down to the point where the floodway enters the river. We're usually fishing the south side of the floodway between the concrete spillway and where the floodway enters the river.
  3. Turn right on 44 and take the loop to follow 204 north.  Just after the loop take a dirt road to the left which takes you toward the floodway to fish the north side of floodway before it enters the river.

The outings host will arrange to meet novices and first-time Lockport fishers to provide an orientation.  Experienced anglers can fish on their own.
Cell phone coverage is good.


  • Lots of fast food places available.  
  • Washrooms in the park.

Equipment needed

  • Good waders and wading boots.
  • A belt for your waders,
  • Consider a wading stick and inflatable life vest.
  • Net that will accommodate larger fish

Fishing Info

  • Subject to conditions, fishing area is typically within 500 meters downstream of Locks on the east side including the floodway downstream of the control structure. Most anglers wade out and cast upstream into the deeper water
  • Fish for drum, carp, cats, white bass, gold eye, walleye, sauger, and pike
  • Rods-8 to 10 wt ideal
  • Lines-fast sink or floating with a fast sink tip. You want your flies deep, but not always hooking the bottom.  Plan to lose flies though.  
  • Use at least a 1X (13-14 lb test) short leader, just need a 3-5 feet.
  • Keep your hooks sharp, the rocks will blunt the points.
  • Flies-woolly buggers, DDH leeches, clousers, any leech or minnow pattern.  Favourite colours-tan, purple, brown.  Flash helps

Contest Rules

  • Must be MFFA member to participate in the contest
  • Time period: 2 Tuesday evenings 6-9pm.
  • Prize: $50 gift card for Fishing Hole
  • Largest fish prize: Due to multiple species the prize is based on points adjusted for species.  E.g. the prize could be awarded to a larger-than-avg goldeye over an avg catfish.  Participants should inform the host of their longest fish in each species.  Ties broken by second largest fish – adjusted by points.
  • Novice prize: Longest fish (adjusted by points) caught by a novice as defined by an MFFA member of 2 years or less who has not previously won an outing prize. If no fish qualifies then all novices will be entered in a draw for the prize.
  • One prize per person. E.g. If novice has the largest fish, the next prize goes to next largest fish.
  • If no novice is present only one prize will be given for largest fish.
  • While respecting the right for members to harvest fish within regulations, the MFFA encourages release of trophy-sized fish for others to enjoy

Fishing Regulation

  • Practice good catch and release methods.
  • Be familiar with possession limits if you plan on keeping fish.
  • Red River at St. Andrews Lock and Dam (Special Conservation Area for pelicans) - closed to all fishing and possession of fishing gear from April 1 to and including November 15. Boundary outlined below: East: existing north-south chain link fence running along the top of the bank; North: a line from the existing east-west chain link fence, extending into the Red River to the point directly north of the centre of the first freestanding bridge pier; South: the dam face to the centre of the first freestanding bridge pier; West: a line directly north of the centre of the first freestanding bridge pier to the point it intersects with the north boundary.
  • While respecting the right for members to harvest fish within regulations, the MFFA encourages release of trophy-sized fish for others to enjoy

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Register for the May 21, 2024 outing here.

Register for the June, 2024 outing here.