Project Description

LAC DU BONNET WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION PONDS

The Wildlife Association Ponds is located on PTH 11, 1.5 km North of junction PR 313 and consists of 75 acres to fish, paddle, and explore!

ANGLING

TRAILS

PADDLE

ABOUT THE LAC DU BONNET WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION PONDS

Angling is one of Lac du Bonnet’s favourite pastimes! The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association’s Ponds was built where outdoor lovers can spend a day of fishing, hiking, fun, and relaxation located on PTH 11, 1.5 km North of the junction of PR 313.

The Ponds were developed by the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association and stocked with Rainbow, Brown, and Tiger Trout. The scenery is beautiful, with tall grass, wildlife, and openness. Please respect the quality and hard work that the volunteers have done to maintain the Ponds and practise Catch and Release.

Paddle the Ponds by canoe or kayak, or walking the 1.2 km interpretive trail provides an excellent opportunity to view nature up close.

TAKE YOUR BOAT ON THE PONDS

TAKE YOUR BOAT ON THE PONDS

The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Ponds is a great place to canoe, kayak or pedal boat. It’s a calm safe place to enjoy nature and wildlife. Lac du Bonnet is known for great outdoor recreation and the Ponds provide a unique outdoor experience. While you’re on the water, relax and do a little fishing. You’ll have a great afternoon on the water here.

Please be aware that boating is restricted to electric motors.

The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Ponds is a great place to canoe, kayak or pedal boat. It’s a calm safe place to enjoy nature and wildlife. Lac du Bonnet is known for great outdoor recreation and the Ponds provide a unique outdoor experience. While you’re on the water, relax and do a little fishing. You’ll have a great afternoon on the water here.

Please be aware that boating is restricted to electric motors.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT THE PONDS

Brown Trout

Distinguished from rainbow trout by black spots along their top and red spots with a pale halo around them along the lower sides, brown trout are aggressive predators that choose to feed at night. They eat a variety of insects, as well as frogs, and fish.

Rainbow Trout

One of the most commonly stocked trout species in the province, rainbow trout has a reddish stripe and black spots along their side. They can grow to over 75 cm (30 inches) and feed on a variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects as well as other fish.

Tiger Trout

As the name suggests, tiger trout have stripes or colour patterns resembling a tiger. This genetic hybrid is a cross between brown and brook trout. They are mainly fish eaters.

Catch & Release

We highly encourage “Catch and Release” to ensure a high-quality angling experience for everyone.

By rule, all Brown Trout and Tiger Trout must be released. It is hoped that we can develop some Master Angler size Tigers and Browns. For those who would like a meal, the Rainbows can still be kept.

WALK WITH NATURE

Take a walk in nature on the 1.2 km interpretive trail. It’s a beautiful hike that takes about 30 minutes.

The ponds provide important habitat for a variety of waterfowl including migrating ducks and geese, as well as common loons, which stay all summer. Redwing blackbirds frequently nest in the cattail vegetation along the edge of the ponds, and many other species of songbirds can be observed.

The habitat surrounding the ponds also includes an impressive variety of flowering plants. Species such as strawberry, raspberry, chokecherry and saskatoon is an important food source for wildlife, as well as a tasty treat for humans too!

WALK WITH NATURE

Take a walk in nature on the 1.2 km interpretive trail. It’s a beautiful hike that takes about 30 minutes.

The ponds provide important habitat for a variety of waterfowl including migrating ducks and geese, as well as common loons, which stay all summer. Redwing blackbirds frequently nest in the cattail vegetation along the edge of the ponds, and many other species of songbirds can be observed.

The habitat surrounding the ponds also includes an impressive variety of flowering plants. Species such as strawberry, raspberry, chokecherry and saskatoon is an important food source for wildlife, as well as a tasty treat for humans too!

PONDS SPONSORS

We recognize all those who have supported the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Ponds. The development of this project was accomplished through the generosity of our supporters.

We wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous financial or in-kind contributions.

Platinum Partner $25000+

None at this time

Gold Partner $15,000+

Fisheries & Oceans, Canada – Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

Manitoba Hydro – Forest Enhancement Program

Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund

RM of Lac du Bonnet Public Works Dept.

Silver Partner $5,000+

Manitoba Lodges & Outfitters Association

Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation

Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby

Anonymous

Bronze Partner $1,000+

Town of Lac du Bonnet

Canada Culvert

Kelvin Cartage

Friends $500+

Grewinsky Trucking

AML Concrete

“Only Small” Concrete Jobs

Northeast Contractors

Sveinson Signs

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