The smallmouth in Quetico Provincial Park are no different. A handful of simple, cork or balsa wood poppers, which are inexpensive to buy or easy to make, are all it takes. On the water, we're looking for fish around rock outcroppings, shallow-water shelves, and shallow logjams. Smallmouth are structure-orientated fish so once we find suitable habitat, the average size and number of fish we catch shoots through the roof. Give poppers a try this summer. You’ll be amazed how fast a smallmouth will rocket from the depths.