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Lake Joseph

Species: Bass, Trout

Coordinates: 45° 11€² 0€³ N, 79° 43€² 0€³ W

Location: Ontario

Why we chose it:

In 2010, Smallmouth bass; Lots of big, aggressive fish

When to fish: August and September promise the best action.

Where to fish: Look for 20-foot-deep humps in deeper water.

Tip: Drop-shot a 3½- inch Set the Hook leech or cast a Shaky Head Jig tipped with a five inch Kicktail Worm.

—Mark Melnyk, host of the World Fishing Network’s Reel Road Trip

In 2009, Lake trout; Excellent ice fishing

When to fish: The season opens in mid-February.

Where to fish: Focus on the north end of lake in deep water.

Tip: Tip jigs or spoons with minnows.

—Kim Rhodes, president of Lucky Strike Bait Works

In 2008, Lake trout; Good numbers

When to fish: During ice season.

Where to fish: Saddles between islands and rocky points.

Tip: Try jigging spoons, minnows or white tube jigs.

—Cam Brownson, host of The Angler & Hunter

Walleye; This is a walleye factory

When to fish: Any time the ice is off the lake.

Where to fish: All bays, points, shoals and rivermouths.

Tip: Work jigs tipped with white twister tails.

—Darryl Choronzey, host of Going Fishing TV

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