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Types of Fish in Quebec

American Eel
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullhead
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Drum
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Perch
Whitefish
Yellow Perch

As Canada’s largest province Quebec is fortunate to have 29 fishing zones and about 100 different freshwater fish species. All of these fishing zones are regulated, some more so than others because of the government’s goal to protect certain indigenous fish species. Anyone interested in fishing in Quebec’s main rivers and lakes must file for one of 3 fishing licenses. The licenses are: license to fish for monkfish, license to fish for salmon, and sport fishing license to fish for other species. The sport fishing license covers the one primary angler, the spouse and any child under the age of 18. Non-residents have a choice of 1, 3, or 7 days and are charged a higher license fee while residents are issued license based on their age.

Some of the basic rules in fishing in Quebec
License must be with the angler when fishing
There are daily catch limits per license and the limit is dictated by the fish species. There are also size limits
Selling the fish you catch is prohibited
Using live bait in specific areas in Quebec is illegal
Transporting fish must follow strict preservation guidelines including record on size, weight, identification, and number

Top 3 Fishing Spots in Quebec

Although there are dozens of places to go fishing in Quebec, expert anglers vouch for these 3 fishing spots as the ideal place to go in Quebec:

The Grand Cascapedia River – Famous for giant Atlantic salmon

Mistassini Lake – The place to go to catch lake trout, big brook trout, pike, and walleye

St. Lawrence River – Perfect place to catch the muskellunge among many other fish species

Other places that are highly recommended are Fairmont Kenauk (trout), Jackson Lake, Otter Lake, and Lac Hebert Lake.
Some of The Fish Species in Quebec

Sea Lamprey
The sea lamprey is one of the few species unique to Quebec. It is special in the sense that it has no bones and can live in both fresh water and sea water. Since this species is known to suck the life out of Lake Whitefish and lake trout by drinking the blood of the fish, it is rigidly controlled to prevent upsetting the ecological balance of the lakes and extinction of other fish species.

Longnose Gar
The Longnose Gar is the only gar species found in Quebec. It is a predator with a long nose and large scales. It can survive in shallow and stagnant pools because it can breathe by going to the surface for air.

Lake Trout
Unable to survive in warm waters, the lake trout dives deep into the cold waters during the hot months and feeds on smaller fish like the Cisco, zooplankton, and invertebrates.

Northern Pike
A popular fish across Canada, Asia, the U.S., and Northern Europe, the pike will eat anything that moves in front of it including human feet and fingers.

Cisco
This species in commonly found in the cold waters of Quebec and while it feeds on zooplankton, it is the target of larger predators like the pike and lake trout.

Other species are the bowfish, brook trout, the endangered copper redhorse, channel catfish, American eel, smallmouth bass, burbot, the beautiful pumpkinseed, yellowperch, and the rock bass.
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7e Lac


7e Lac, just 7 km from Rawdon, Quebec, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 7e Lac include Chertsey, Chertsey and Lac-Paré. If 7e Lac doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Rivière Trudel, Ruisseau Perreault, Ruisseau Rouge, Rivière LaFontaine, Rivière Jean-Venne, Ruisseau Gour, Ruisseau Trout, Ruisseau Beaurivage, Ruisseau du Castor and Ruisseau Jean-Pierre.
Closest Cities : Rawdon 7km, Chertsey 8km, Chertsey 8km, Lac-Paré 8km, Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez 10km


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9e Lac


9e Lac, just 7 km from Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Quebec, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 9e Lac include Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Chertsey and Chertsey. If 9e Lac doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Ruisseau Rouge, Ruisseau Jean-Pierre, Ruisseau Gour, Ruisseau Trout, Ruisseau Beaurivage, Ruisseau du Castor, Ruisseau Beaurivage Sud, Ruisseau du Castor, Ruisseau Perreault and Rivière Trudel.
Closest Cities : Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez 7km, Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez 7km, Chertsey 9km, Chertsey 9km, Rawdon 9km


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Baie du Lac en Coeur


Baie du Lac en Coeur is located just 12 km from Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, in Quebec. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Baie du Lac en Coeur include Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, Saint-Côme and Saint-Zénon. If Baie du Lac en Coeur doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Ruisseau Saint-Charles, Rivière McGee, Grande rivière Swaggin, Petite rivière Swaggin, Rivière Lavigne, Rivière Archambault, Rivière Versailles, Rivière de la Boule, Rivière Blanche and Rivière du Pays.
Closest Cities : Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie 12km, Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie 12km, Saint-Côme 12km, Saint-Zénon 19km, Saint-Zénon 19km


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Baie du Lac Vert


Baie du Lac Vert, just 7 km from Saint-Zénon, Quebec, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Baie du Lac Vert include Saint-Zénon, Masson-et-Laviolette and Saint-Michel-des-Saints. If Baie du Lac Vert doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Crique à Mon Oncle-Sem, Ruisseau Bastien, Ruisseau du Pin Rouge, Ruisseau du Lac à la Truite, Crique à Tâquine, Crique Bastien, Crique Courtemanche, Ruisseau de la Petite Auberge, Rivière Indian and Rivière Sauvage.
Closest Cities : Saint-Zénon 7km, Saint-Zénon 7km, Masson-et-Laviolette 10km, Saint-Michel-des-Saints 10km, Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie 35km


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Big Carp Lake


Located around 36 km from Décarie, Quebec Big Carp Lake has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Big Carp Lake include Sainte-Anne-du-Lac, Mont-Saint-Michel and Lac-Saint-Paul. If Big Carp Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Ruisseau Revelstone, Ruisseau Alder Ouest, Ruisseau Daillon, Ruisseau Stoney, Ruisseau Alder, Ruisseau Alder Est, Ruisseau Avon, Ruisseau Portage, Ruisseau Delahaye and Ruisseau Prendergast.
Closest Cities : Décarie 36km, Sainte-Anne-du-Lac 36km, Mont-Saint-Michel 40km, Lac-Saint-Paul 42km, Chute-Saint-Philippe 44km


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