Robert Snache
Robert Snache

Lake Couchiching

Species: Bass, Pike

Coordinates: 44° 40€² 0€³ N, 79° 23€² 0€³ W

Location: Ontario

Surface area: 33.75 km²

Why we chose it:

In 2010, Largemouth bass; Good numbers of average-sized fish

When to fish: Summer is best.

Where to fish: Key in on overhanging trees.

Tip: Skip jigs, tubes or Texas rigs to the shoreline.

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

In 2008, Pike; Good numbers and the potential for a trophy

When to fish: Opening day until early summer.

Where to fish: Early-forming weedbeds and areas

Where to fish: other fish will be moving in to spawn.

Tip: Troll or cast large crankbaits, or try a jig and minnow.

—Cam Brownson, host of The Angler & Hunter

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