Species: Walleye/Pickerel

Coordinates: 44° 32€² 0€³ N, 78° 8€² 0€³ W


Location: Ontario

Surface area: 28 km²

Why we chose it:

In 2009, Walleye; Decent walleye fishing close to the family home


When to fish: Early mornings in August and September are best.

Where to fish: Fish any of the lake’s numerous holes.


Tip: Use a jig and minnow.

—Kim Rhodes, president of Lucky Strike Bait Works

In 2008, Largemouth bass; An abundance of habitat and structure

When to fish: June to November.

Where to fish: Shorelines with a mix of rocks and weeds, weedy bays, open-water weedbeds, island shorelines and points, boat docks and moored-boats in two to 15 feet of water.

Tip: Cast topwaters, soft-plastic worms or frogs, weedless spoons, spinnerbaits and crankbaits.

—Italo Labignan, host of Canadian Sportfishing