The Kawarthas is synonymous with fishing. Anglers choose the region as a destination to catch trophy fish like bass and muskie. With so many lakes and rivers, endless opportunities abound to wet your line. Sturgeon Lake is excellent for fishing, combining great catch rates and easy access. Justin Brown, local angler, says that Sturgeon Lake has always been one of his favourites. Apart from the great variety of fish species, “the type of vegetation that grows in this lake is so vast that with every cast you could be catching a trophy fish.” Sturgeon Lake is known for its bass fishing, particularly in the channels between lakes. In Sturgeon Lake itself, muskie and walleye are more abundant. “Make sure you take your time navigating this lake. Be sure to follow the buoys because the very nice structure for the fish is not so nice for your boat’s motor. The lake has a lot of very good-looking vegetation and structure. This can make finding them difficult but don’t get discouraged quickly and don’t get hung up on a good looking spot. There’s tonnes of water to cover. “Be sure to bring a good assortment of lures, especially top water lures for bass or muskie. The thrill of having a fish blow up through the weeds is incomparable. The classic top waters seem to produce very well, such as Hula Popper, Knocker Spook, and a must is a top water frog of any sort. Weedless hooks are also your best friend. For walleye I like to use hair jigs but any vertical jigs worked just off bottom will work.