Fishing reel

North Saskatchewan River


Species: Pike

Coordinates: 53° 14€² 7€³ N, 105° 4€² 58€³ W


Location: Alberta

Length: 1,287 km

Why we chose it

Pike; Countless, mean monster fish


When to fish: Spring, right after ice-out.

Where to fish: Open water and sandbars just west of Stoney Plain.


Tip: Fish jigs and curly tails, red-and-white spoons or brown-and-white or green-and-white Clouser Minnows on a 9-weight fly rod with full-sink line.

—Connor & Michael Gelinas, host of Fishing with the Dodger