Imagine sitting at the shores edge, watching the sunrise on a mist-shrouded
lake. A trout jumping from the depths showing off its splender, while
a moose and its calf drinking at the
water's edge. You see a flock of Canada geese take flight from the corner
of your eye while the lingering call of a loon is heard in the background.
Quebec boasts some of the world's best lake trout fishing. Its colour
pattern is mostly grey-green above and white below, with creamy white
mottlings on the back and a distinctly forked tale. The Lake Trout is
found in deep lakes, its preference for cold water makes Lac
Maltais a prime habitat for huge Lakers. Prime fishing for Lake
Trout occurs in the spring and fall when water temperatures are lower.
Lakers are generally found in deeper water where water temperature
is lower. The best location is often near weeds or rocky islands that
are home to the smaller fish they feed on. The primary method of catching
Lake Trout is trolling, fishing at the surface in the spring and deeper
in the water as the temperature warms up, with baited
spoons on medium to heavy bait casting
and spinning gear.
Daily Fishing Quota
Daily fishing quotas include only those fish caught and kept and do
not include fish thrown back. The licence-holder must include in their
quota the fish caught and kept by all of the persons fishing under the
authority of their licence. This also includes fish caught and eaten
the same day.
The authorized possession limit for Lake Trout is 2 in all
The length limit concerning Lake Trout in Quebec does not apply to
water bodies situated in areas where outfitters have exclusive fishing
rights. Dumoine Lake has exclusive fishing rights, therefore there is
no length limit.
2011 - 2012 May 20 to September 11
Bait and Tackle
Quebec Fishery Regulations, 1990
Tax Reimbursement For Visitors
Packaging and Transportation Of Fish