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

 

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