Little Watshishou River
The Little Watshishou River rises in Lake Gallienne and flows nearly 70 kilometers down into the Gulf of St. Lawrence near the village of Baie-Johan-Beetz, draining a 400 square-kilometer watershed.
Like almost every river on the North Shore, its name comes from the Innu language. “Watshishou” means “white mountain” or “bright mountain”, and the word is likely a reference to the 45-meter-high granite landmark located near the mouth of the nearby Watshishou River.
The waters of the Little Watshishou River are ice-cold and often boisterous. Salmon make it as far as 21 kilometers swimming up the river, to where their path is obstructed by a waterfall. The Pourvoirie Baie-Johan-Beetz Outfitter offers incredible fishing for Atlantic salmon and landlocked salmon within a breathtaking environment featuring spectacular falls and rapids. The river has 7 definite pools, and can be fished from a boat or from the shore starting mid-June to the end of August.