Whether in a river or at sea, large or small, Atlantic salmon is very popular with anglers. Its reputation is well established! Pay attention to upstream migration periods to increase your chances of catching them.
The lake whitefish is a favourite of sport fishermen. With your dip net or lift net, fish for it in the cold waters of lakes and rivers. In Canada, it is the freshwater fish with the greatest commercial value.
The landlocked Atlantic salmon, also called ouananiche, lives in fresh water. This is the only characteristic that distinguishes the two species. You’ll find it near smelt banks, in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Outaouais regions.
Fishing for muskellunge requires physical strength and some strong tackle, given its imposing size. This fish, being difficult to lure, is a good challenge even if you’re experienced. Needs perseverance!
The most popular fish in Canada for its delectable flesh, walleye is fished in deep water, day and night. You can tell a walleye from its relative the sauger by its larger size and white splotch on the caudal fin.