Check out southern Alberta’s big-pike factory, the slab crappies of Manitoba’s Caddy Lake and the mighty muskies of Ontario’s Lake St. Clair
The largest man-made reservoir in southern Alberta, Lake Newell pumps out impressive northern pike thanks to its high productivity and shallow habitat. Soft-plastic, fluke-style lures rigged weedless are ideal early in the season. Then, as the water warms up and the pike drop slightly deeper, try casting jerkbaits, swimbaits and spoons. Guide Mitch Lilley can put you on the fish.