Surface area: 717 km²
Why we chose it:
Pike; decent numbers of big fish
When to fish: Early June and mid-September to mid-November are best.
Where to fish: Look for sunken humps and weedbeds.
Tip: Toss jerkbaits, glide baits and large soft-plastic twitch baits. Or fly fish with big streamers, Bunny Flies or Dahlberg Divers.
—Mike Asher, a manager at Cabela’s Canada in Winnipeg