The best places to fish in Quebec according to outdoor enthusiast Alexis Pageau

With its exceptional flora and fauna, Quebec is a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts who take to the parks and lakes as soon as the snow melts.

The best places to fish in Quebec according to outdoor enthusiast Alexis Pageau

With its exceptional flora and fauna, Quebec is a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts who take to the parks and lakes as soon as the snow melts.

When spring is well established and the lakes are free of their ice, anglers think of only one thing: casting their line in the water.

In order to inspire us and make us dream, Alexis Pageau, TV host and professional fisherman, shares his best recommendations for places to fish in Quebec.

After traveling the province far and wide during his four years at the helm of the Hooké fishing show, the explorer at heart has become a true reference in the field. Let yourself be tempted and follow the guide!

Atlantic salmon

Alexis Pageau has a love affair with the Far North, which he particularly likes for its culture and the change of scenery it provides. His favorite place is the Rivière aux Feuilles, in Nunavik. “What is really special is that it is possible to fish for salmon and brook trout while observing the terrestrial fauna which is unique in this part of the country. It is really impressive!"

Striped Bass

“Striped bass fishing is gaining in popularity on the shores of Baie-des-Chaleurs, because it is a very trippy type of fishing. The striped bass is a combative fish that shoals around, so when we start taking them on the banks, everyone takes them at the same time. And that gives good fights.” In addition, it is a healthy fish, which is very good to eat, so it is possible to catch one or two for consumption, depending on the regulations.

Atlantic salmon

“The Grand Cascapedia is world famous for Atlantic salmon because there is an abundance of them, and it is here that the biggest ones were caught. On the side of the Bonaventure River, it has the most crystalline water in the world, which allows us to see the salmon swimming at 20 or even 30 feet deep. These are certainly the two most iconic rivers in the area.”

Different varieties

At the foot of Montmorency Falls, in Quebec City, a host of species of fish live side by side due to the very well oxygenated water. “The fish in the river feel the call of the water. Walleye, salmon, speckled and rainbow trout, sturgeon, bass: when you fish here, you never know what you're going to catch!”

In bulk:

Issuing 1.2 million hunting, fishing and trapping licenses each year in Quebec, the Government of Quebec has modernized its offer and now offers a new purchasing process that is simplified, secure and accessible through a digital.

Indeed, hunting and fishing enthusiasts can now go online to My hunting and fishing file to create their file for free and buy their hunting and fishing licenses (without transportation coupon). Permits purchased on the platform can then be printed or stored digitally on a mobile device.

The platform is also a portal where you can find all the information related to the practice of your activities.

Happy fishing season!

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