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Lac Massawippi

Species: Bass, Perch, Trout

Coordinates: 45° 12€² 57€³ N, 71° 59€² 58€³ W

Location: Quebec

Why we chose it:

In 2010, Lake trout; For the fun of catching shallow fish

When to fish: May is best.

Where to fish: Work deep bluff shorelines and points.

Tip: Cast five- to six-inch-long, shallow-running jerkbaits.

—Ben Woo, an event producer and the president of the Berkley B1 Canadian Bass Open

In 2009, Smallmouth bass; Good numbers of big fish

When to fish: Spring and fall are best.

Where to fish: Focus on deep weedlines and sharp points.

Tip: Use a drop-shot rig tipped with a Shaky Worm or a Gulp! Minnow.

—Anthony Badham, Quebec/Maritimes Territory Manager at Pure Fishing Canada

Brown trout; Good numbers of two- to four-pound fish

When to fish: The first weeks of the season are best.

Where to fish: Fish shallow water shorelines and rivermouths.

Tip: Troll sinking fly lines with small spoons, such as the Mooselook 160 series, or streamer flies.

Lake trout; Very good numbers of fish, averaging four to six pounds

When to fish: All season.

Where to fish: Work shallow water in the spring and move deeper as the season progresses.

Tip: Troll spoons, such as the Williams Dartee or Mooselook Thinfish, or tandem streamers on leadcore line.

Perch; Easily accessible, and good numbers of fair-sized fish When to fish: Winter, through the ice, is prime.

Where to fish: Early and late in the season, work 10- to 20-foot depths; in mid-winter, focus on 30-foot depths.

Tip: Gently jig a 1/8-ounce head tipped with a 2½-inch Mister Twister Sassy Shad or a two-inch Mister Mino tipped with a maggot.

—Mark Stiffel, vice-president of marketing at Brecks International

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