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6 fantastic fishing hot spots in Montreal and beyond

6 Quebec hot spots

The owner of B & L Sports unveils a few of his "holes de honey"

With stores in Montreal and nearby St. Eustache, B & L has served Quebec anglers and hunters since 1984. After two decades as a carpenter, Christian Godbout and his wife, Caroline Dorion, took over the store in 2008. Godbout’s spots include both big-city and remote waters.

More info: B & L Sports, (514) 525-5354, www.blsports.net

LAC DES DEUX MONTAGNES, QUEBEC

GPS: 45.458296, -73.995331

FISH: Muskies, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye

HIGHLIGHT: Easy access and quality fishing near Montreal

WHEN: May to November

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, QUEBEC

GPS: 45.551585, -73.517018

FISH: Bass (largemouth and smallmouth), carp, channel catfish, northern pike, sturgeon, walleye

HIGHLIGHT: Easy access and varied species from Canal Lachine to Les îles de Boucherville

WHEN: Year-round

LAC ST. PIERRE, QUEBEC

GPS: 46.209965, -72.833435

FISH: Northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye

HIGHLIGHT: A beautiful place, not far from Montreal

WHEN: May to November

RÉSERVOIR GOUIN, QUEBEC

GPS: 48.570, -74.659

FISH: Northern pike, walleye

HIGHLIGHT: Very good fishing in a wild northern landscape

WHEN: Late May to August

RÉSERVE FAUNIQUE PAPINEAU LABELLE, QUEBEC

GPS: 46.137583, -75.136656

FISH: Brook, lake and rainbow trout

HIGHLIGHT: Many lakes to fish while vacationing in beautiful chalets

WHEN: May to August

LAKE ONTARIO, BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO

GPS: 43.807, -78.617

FISH: Salmon (chinook, coho), trout (brown, rainbow)

HIGHLIGHT: Lot of fish; almost feels like being on the Pacific ocean

WHEN: June to August

Check out our complete list of hot Canadian angling destinations

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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