Fishing the

Musquanousse River

In brief

Musquanousse River

The Musquanousse River, also known as the "Little Musquaro River", winds its way through six lakes in an aquatic network that considerably amplifies its size. Stretching 28 kilometers from its source, the river is actually 60 kilometers long before joining the Gulf of St-Laurent. Together with its tributaries, it drains a watershed of 338 square kilometers.

In addition to Atlantic salmon, this network of waterways is home to several salmonid species: anadromous brook trout, speckled trout and landlocked salmon. The river is also frequented by bustards and ducks. Moose, bears, wolves and bald eagles can easily be observed in the surrounding mountainous landscape of unparalleled tranquility.

All the lakes along the Musquanousse River are accessible to salmon, to varying degrees. Some may even make it all the way to the head lake. Musquanousse Outfitters holds exclusive rights to the entire river and chain of lakes, as well as the estuary. Salmon fishing takes place in nine pools, by wading and by boat.


River manager

Pourvoirie Musquanousse


35 kilometers open for fishing

Type of fishing possible

Wading or by boat

Fishing season

Sectors and pools

Daily catch limit per angler

North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island

Carte - North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island

Access to the region

Duplessis: The main highway, Route 138, runs along the St-Laurent, crossing a dozen municipalities as far as Natashquan. The northern hinterland, where the towns of Fermont and Scherfferville are located, is accessible by road from Baie-Comeau and by train from Sept-Îles. Finally, the Basse Côte-Nord region can be reached by boat or plane.

Anticosti: accessible by boat or plane.


Nature at its best

Twenty-seven monumental rivers await you in this vast territory, where nature is grandiose, generous and wild, with salmon renowned for their fighting spirit!

This immense territory includes Duplessis and the paradise island of Anticosti.

In Duplessis, as you travel east along the St-Laurent, you can observe the transformation of the landscape: black spruce hills, peat bogs and marshes gradually give way to sparse vegetation. Everywhere, nature reigns supreme, vast and untamed, pleasing in its ruggedness.

The rivers of the Duplessis region are often majestic in their beauty, flowing through deep valleys that almost always lead to small villages clinging to the coast. Near the coast, their waters have the typical color of fossil resin, while on

In Anticosti, in the middle of the Gulf of St-Laurent, the clarity of the river water is striking. In keeping with this wild environment, North Shore salmon are renowned for their fighting spirit.

Image | North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island
Image | North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island
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