It depends: on the time of the season, what species you wish to catch, the weather, and several other factors. Generally, the farther into the canoe country you travel, the better the fishing. There Are some exceptions, however. Basswood Lake and Crooked Lake are excellent fishing lakes, and can be reached by canoe within a day. Other lakes such as Brent Lake and Pooh Bah Lake require three to four days of travel time to reach. If you have sufficient time to make such a trip, your efforts will be rewarded.