Re: Back country lakes
I can recommend remote wilderness lakes and ponds but I'm not sure if there are smallmouths or pike in them. I can try to find out for you but need more info first.
What do you mean by off the grid? No carries/portages I presume?
I found in order to avoid the crowds there is usually a carry involved, or by going in "the off season".
Are you camping.....kayak camping, car camping, campgrounds???
"Now that you brought that up hang onto your paddle, and if ya hit any rocks don't hit em with ya head" Lewis