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* LAKE OF THE WOODS

KENORA, ONTARIO

Multispecies * Try three days of fishing for trophy fish of several different species--whitefish, walleyes, lake trout, crappies, pike--a different species each day.

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Contact: Guides Ryan Haines, 807/465-5689; Jeff Gustafson, 807/468-7898.

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* HORSESHOE LAKE

ARKANSAS

Bluegills * Some 34 miles from Memphis, this oxbow lake's huge expanse, of cypress trees, flooded willows, piers, and pad fields offers outstanding year-round bluegill fishing. Expect multiple 10-inchers on a good day.

Contact: Bonds Store in Hughes, Arkansas, 870/339-3381.

Will Brantley

* LAKE OF THE WOODS

MINNESOTA

Multispecies * A great numbers fishery out of the Baudette area for walleyes and sauger, plus pike and perch.

Contact: Zippel Bay Resort, 800/222-2537, zippelbay.com; River Bend Resort, 800/292-3084, riverbendlodgeresort.com.

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* RESERVOIRS

NORTH TEXAS

Blue Catfish * Primetime continues through late winter for world-class blues at Lake Texoma. Lakes Tawakoni and Lavon are top options for numbers of big fish.

Contact: Guide Cody Mullennix, 903/815-0273, texascatfishing-guide.com.

Rob Neumann

* LAKE ONTARIO TRIBUTARIES NEW YORK

Steelhead * Oswego County streams offer some of the best steelhead fishing in the country, with many fish topping 10 pounds.

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Contact: Guide Capt. Rick Miick, 315/387-5920; Woody's Tackle, 315/298-2378; visitoswegocounty.com.

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* POCOMOKE RIVER MARYLAND

Crappies * Fish approaching 3 pounds come from this winding river on the Delmarva Peninsula along the Eastern Shore. Good starting points are Snow Hill and Pocomoke City and Pocomoke State Park.

Contact: Walt's Light Tackle Charters, 410/939-6427, Itcharters.com.

Jim Gronaw

* LAKE TEXOMA

TEXAS-OKLAHOMA

Stripers * Fish top out at 15 to 20 pounds, but this is the biggest numbers fishery in the country in March and April.

Contact: Capt. Steve Barnes, txfishingguide.com.

Doug Stange

* ALAMO LAKE ARIZONA

Largemouths * This lake in a remote area several hours northwest of Phoenix has good fishing for largemouths up to 9 pounds and crappies surpassing 2 pounds.

Contact: Camping and boat access is available at Alamo State Park, 928/669-2088.

Brett Richardson

* LAKE BESHEAR KENTUCKY

Channel Cats * This 760-acre western Kentucky impoundment has big numbers of fish in the 2- to 8-pound range. The shallow bite starts by early March.

Contact: Dawson Springs Chamber of Commerce, 270/797-2781.

Will Brantley

* ORANGE LAKE FLORIDA

Crappies * Just southeast of Gainesville, Cross Creek connects Orange Lake and Lake Lochloosa, creating 20,000 acres of vegetated crappie habitat. Slabs to 3 pounds have been turning up.

Contact: Guide Mike Baker, 352/625-1180, thecrappiefisherman.com; Ocala-Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau, ocalamarion.com.

John Felsher

* ORANGE BEACH ALABAMA

Redfish * An exceptional option for 20-pound bulls no more than a mile off the beach, as anglers follow the birds and cast to fish boiling the surface or jig deep.

Contact: Capt. Jeff Chambliss, 251/979-1207.

Doug Stange

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