4 fishing hot spots in Atlantic Canada with sensational scenery

National treasures: Atlantic Canada

Fish for trout, sturgeon, stripers, tuna and cod in unforgettable surroundings


Sweeping ocean vistas and big brook trout

Cabot Trail
Scott Munn

Winding 300 kilometres around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, the Cabot Trail is considered one of the world’s most scenic routes. Along the way, you’ll see mountains, lakes, steep cliffs, rolling hills, gorges, valleys, beaches, canyons, wildlife and old-growth forests. It’s not just the awesome scenery that makes the trail worth driving, however. Near the start of the trail in Baddeck, the brackish waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes offer some of the area’s best fishing. You’ll find brook, brown and rainbow trout, as well as salmon, cod, flounder, blueback herring, alewife, smelt, striped bass and eels. For trout, local angler Skyler Jeddore recommends minnowbaits, spoons and spinners early in the spring, and an orange shrimp fly for late-spring and early-summer fish.

Learn more: www.novascotia.ca/fish/sportfishing

Skyler Jeddore
Skyler Jeddore

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