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MacIntyre Lake

Species: Pike

Coordinates: 55° 17€² 21.066€³ N, -105° 50€² 6.3744€³ W

Location: British Columbia

Why we chose it

Pike; Aggressive, healthy, relatively uneducated fish

When to fish: After ice-out in mid-June to the end of the month.

Where to fish: Bays, weed edges and narrows.

Tip: Sight-fish using a dry-fly line, 6-weight rod and popper or streamer flies.

—Gary Cooper, host of Gary Cooper’s Fishing Diary

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