Fishing the

Musquaro River

In brief

Musquaro River

Punctuated by rapids, the graceful Rivière du Musquaro empties into the Gulf of St-Laurent 15 kilometers from Kegaska, after meandering for 148 kilometers in a series of meanders that sometimes widen to form lakes.

Its name in the Innu language is "Mashkuanu-shipu", meaning "at the end of the bear's tail". This is a highly productive salmon river of the Côte-Nord region, flowing parallel to its neighbors in a north-south axis reflecting the geological history of the Canadian Shield. Blocked by an impassable waterfall, its first 13 kilometers are frequented by combative salmon, whose average weight ranges from 2.5 to 4.5 kilos.

Exclusive salmon fishing rights on the Musquaro River have been granted to J.M.L. Outfitters, nestled on an island some nine kilometers upstream. Access is by floatplane or helicopter from Havre-Saint-Pierre or Natashquan. Salmon fishing begins in July, either by boat or by wading. Speckled trout and landlocked salmon enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of these species on the 48 kilometers of river managed by the outfitter.


River manager

Pourvoirie J.M.L. inc.


13 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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