Coordinates: 45° 42€² 33€³ N, 78° 22€² 5€³ W
Surface area: 5.8 km²
Why we chose it:
In 2009, Lake trout; Lots of good-sized fish
When to fish: August.
Where to fish: Work the north and east arms of the lake near feeding gulls and loons.
Tip: Troll spoons, such as silver or copper Williams Wablers, or use a jig tipped with a soft-plastic.
—Tom Brooke, vice-president of Shimano Canada
In 2008, Lake trout; Good number of average-sized lakers, and lots of presentation options
When to fish: End of April to mid-May, and late September.
Where to fish: Deep ledges and troughs, necked-down areas between islands, and flats near deep water.
Tip: Fish jigging spoons, drop-shot rigs tipped with small minnow imitations, or shad-bodied baits with jig heads.
—Karl Kalonka, host of Extreme Angler