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Osoyoos Lake

Species: Bass

Coordinates: 49° 0€² 1.16€³ N, 119° 26€² 44.13€³ W

Location: British Columbia

Why we chose it

In 2010, Largemouth bass; Plenty of fish in the five-pound range, with the odd 10-pounder

When to fish: All season long, but the action is best in spring.

Where to fish: Key in on weeds and rocks.

Tip: Fish Lyman plugs on top of the water, or try a Dick Nite Spoon for deeper fish.

—Sean Simmons, founder and publisher of Angler’s Atlas

In 2008, Smallmouth bass; The chance to sight-fish for big pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn smallies

When to fish: May.

Where to fish: Along rocky shorelines near Haynes Point Provincial Park.

Tip: Use finesse baits on a splitshot rig, or tubes.

—Pete Bowman, Mike Miller & Angelo Viola, hosts of the Fish’n Canada Show

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