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Lac Saint-François

Species: Bass

Coordinates: 45°57€²10.9€³N, 71°12€²19.9€³W

Location: Quebec

Why we chose it:

In 2010, Smallmouth bass; The new Canadian tournament limit record was caught here

When to fish: Late fall is best, but summer produces big fish, too.

Where to fish: Big fish can be found in three to six feet of water.

Tip: Make very long casts using tubes or jerkbaits on eight- to 10-pound fluorocarbon, or drop-shot.

—John Noel, owner of Principle Outdoors Agency

In 2009, Largemouth bass; Huge fish, with many in the five-pound range

When to fish: July through September.

Where to fish: Look for strong current around points and humps.

Tip: Drop-shot with a heavy weight and a soft-plastic jerkbait.

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

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