Team: Free agent (most recent: Ottawa Senators 2011–12)
Position: Centre (#18)
Born: October 4,1983; Long Sault, Ontario
Years fishing: 24
Favourite fish to catch: Muskie
Biggest fish: 51½-inch muskie
1. Lake Nipissing, Ontario
Why: Good numbers of walleye and a decent shot at a trophy muskie.
When: August full moon.
Where: Weed edges, rock piles and drop-offs in Callander Bay. Idle Tyme Fishing Camp is a good bet.
How: Casting and trolling, quickly covering large areas.
2. Lancaster, Ontario
Why: Good numbers of monster smallmouth bass.
When: Summer into fall.
Where: Near Lancaster on Lake St. Francis, look for deep to shallow banks facing up current, sand flats, rock piles and points with strong currents.
How: Drop-shotting, tubes and jerkbaits. For beginners, drifting minnows along breaks practically guarantees fish.
3. Long Sault Parkway, Ontario
Why: Numbers of big walleye, many more than four pounds.
When: May is best.
Where: Strong St. Lawrence River current areas around bridges along the parkway, as well as submerged roads and railway beds.
How: Jig tubes from shore, or troll minnowbaits up current over structure.
4. St. Lawrence River, Ontario
Why: Numbers of walleye; big feisty pike.
When: Spring to early summer.
Where: Upper Canada Village near Morrisburg is a good place to start. Target breaklines along the western end of the area’s few shoals, as well as old creek beds and submerged bridges and roads.
How: Controlled drift, either jigging or bottom bouncing, or trolling up current with the deepest-running minnowbaits you can find.
5. Summerstown, Ontario
Why: Trophy muskies.
When: Late summer (and last fall thanks to the NHL lockout).
Where: Near Summerstown on Lake St. Francis, target weedlines and rock piles.
How: Cover as much water as possible by trolling big baits.
6. Bryson Lake, Quebec
Why: Great scenery, adventure and numbers of big lake trout and walleye.
When: All summer.
Where: Bryson Lake Lodge offers great accommodation. Follow schools of baitfish to locate big trout and walleye.
How: For lakers, troll 60 to 100 feet of water with frozen minnow rigs. For big walleye, troll wind-blown points in 15 feet of water with Rapala Tail Dancers.