The Freshwater Phil guide to Montreal shore fishing spots

Montreal's best shore fishing spots

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Gars, bowfins, drums and other incidental catches.




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Many other species can be caught fishing in Quebec and Ontario, we simply cover the ones we are used to catching. Huge Atlantic Salmon can be found in Eastern Quebec, namely in Gaspe and the "Cote Nord / North shore" tributaries of the St Lawrence river. Ontario also has a great Salmon fishery in Lake Ontario and the western St Lawrence river past Thousand Islands. The St Lawrence river also has a healthy Sturgeon population, with fish commonly reaching over 200 lbs. Some other species are "accidentally" caught while fishing for game fish, especially in the St Lawrence and Outaouais / Ottawa rivers.

In the summer of 2007, we managed to catch a 6.5 Lb bowfin, a 5.5 lb drum, and a 2 lb sucker all in the St Lawrence River in Ontario (Long Sault area), as well as a 3 foot longnose gar in the Raisin River near Lancaster, Ontario.

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