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Contact information

84, rue St-Germain Est, bureau 2080, Rimouski (Québec), G5L 1A6
418 722-3726
Free Phone
418 724-7638

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A summary

  • Length: 148 km
  • Type of fishing allowed: Salmon fishing


Salmon fishing in the Musquaro River

The Musquaro is another very pretty salmon stream that tumbles down the rocky coast of the Lower North Shore and empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence just a few of kilometers east of the village of Kegaska. In the Montagnais language, musquaro translates into “black bear tail.” The river runs a long course of 148 kilometers (92.5 miles), but only about 10 percent of it is accessible to migrating salmon due to the presence of natural barriers. Like the majority of North Shore rivers, the Musquaro is punctuated by impressive waterfalls, many of which cannot be cleared even by the best of the leapers that enter the river each year. A geological wonder, these waterfalls are the result of a determined Earth having resumed its shape in the manner of a sponge after it rid itself of the weight of the vanishing glaciers. This explains in part why the first waterfall is usually found just a few kilometers from a river’s point of entry in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The Musquaro is a productive salmon stream in spite of the short 13 kilometers (8.12 miles) of spawning grounds it provides for salmon and the pursuing angler. The weight of its fish varies between 2.5 and 4.0 kilos (5.5 and 8.8 pounds), with bigger specimens caught on occasion. An outfitter provides the exclusive fishing rights on the river and is open for public business. There is something exotic about the river’s name, which suggests a place where the passionate angler can practice his or her sport in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.



  • The annual statistics are provided by the Government of Quebec.