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The salmonids

Brook trout (speckled trout - Salvelinus fontinalis)

This delicious salmonid is one of the easiest to catch and the favourite fish of Quebec fishing lovers. This fish is sensitive to the quality of water where he lives and he prefers clear, fresh and well oxygenated water. We could found him in most of lakes and rivers of the outfitters in Côte-Nord.


Native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Native brook trout is particularly sensitive to pollution and water quality. The ecosystems of Côte-Nord and the great characteristics of its waters contribute to the abundance of salmonids in most of the outfitters in this area. Côte-Nord is the region in Quebec where we count more outfitters offering this species.


Sea trout, (brook trout anadromous - Salvelinus fontinalis)

In Quebec, we name sea trout the migratory species of brook trout. This combative salmonid fished in rivers, in estuaries or coastal waters, feeding on the sea and spawn in freshwater. Sea trout common name often corresponding to several salmonid species living at sea, such as rainbow trout in the United States, brown trout in France, etc.


Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)

Two subspecies of Arctic charr are found in Quebec. The first live in fresh water in the southern part of the province and swim in the same deep water as the lake charr. This species is likely to be designated threatened or vulnerable, with the exception of the population of Côte-Nord, which is not in danger. The other subspecies is anadromous and is found abundantly in North of the 55th parallel.


Lake charr (lake trout - Salvelinus namaycush)

This large salmonid is one of the most popular sport fish in Quebec. He doesn't like the light and generally lives in depth cold, clear and well oxygenated waters. To feed, he moves in shallower areas such as shoals, beds or beaches. We fished most often by trolling of flyfishing.


Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Often described as the King of salmon, wild Atlantic salmon is a migratory fish living in cold water, born in river, living at sea and reproduces in the river where he is born. More than half of the rivers in Côte-Nord are salmon rivers and some are the best-known salmon rivers in North America.


Ouananiche (Salmo salar ouananiche)

The ouananiche is also known as landlocked salmon. This vigorous salmonid is the same species as Atlantic salmon, the only difference that it lives in lake while salmon lives at sea. The ouananiche is generally smaller than the latter and the native species is found in many lakes of Côte-Nord. Depending on the circumstances, the ouananiche is fished by trolling or flyfishing.

 

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