Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Position: Defenceman (#3)
Born: June 11, 1989; Rouleau, Saskatchewan
Years fishing: 11
Favourite fish to catch: Walleye
Biggest fish: Six-foot white sturgeon
1. Fraser River, B.C.
Why: Monster white sturgeon.
When: Spring through fall.
Where: Right outside of Abbotsford.
How: Anchor the boat in the current, and lob chunks of bait with a weight a few feet up from the hook.
2. Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan
Why: Sizes and numbers of both walleye and pike.
When: You can catch numbers of walleye all year; the biggest fish are found in summer and through winter to ice-out. Big and numerous pike are also found all year.
Where: Walleye spots include rock piles, points and drop-offs. Spring pike relate to weedbeds; big summer pike are caught deeper while trolling. Spots on the spot include Caraganas, Rowans Ravine, Stone Barn and Fox Point.
How: For both species, try everything from jigging, rigging and trolling to slip floats and casting.
3., 4. Lloyd and Shadd Lakes, Saskatchewan
Why: Numbers and sizes of walleye; big pike.
When: June to August.
Where: For walleye, target rock piles, drop-offs and points. For pike, focus on bays, flats and weedbeds.
How: For walleye, use jigs with Berkley Gulp! or PowerBait soft-plastics, small spoons and crankbaits. For pike, use medium to big spoons, large crankbaits, swimbaits and topwater frogs.
5. Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
Why: Big walleye.
When: May through ice-out.
Where: “The Hump” on the main lake and the river channel; drop-offs and sand flats are also productive.
How: Bait rigging, bottom bouncing, jigging and trolling.
6. Bay of Quinte, Ontario
Why: Big walleye.
When: September to January.
Where: Adolphus Reach, Long Reach and Picton Bay.
How: Trolling Rapala and Reef Runner crankbaits.
7. Lake Ontario Tributaries, Ontario
Why: Numbers of big steelhead and brown trout.
Where: Oshawa and Cobourg are good access points.
How: Centre-pin float fishing, mostly with egg sacs.