Narrow and limpid, the Otter River, or "Rivière à la Loutre", runs 24 kilometers down the southwest coast of Anticosti Island. It includes some 60% rapids, making it the island's most turbulent salmon river, tied with the Rivière Jupiter.
As everywhere else on Anticosti, fishing the Otter River is a very special experience. The sea air, the presence of numerous deer and the untouched nature of the area create an incomparable atmosphere. However, fishing conditions will depend on the weather: if there's little precipitation, the salmon will take refuge at the bottom of the pools to conserve their energy for the ascent. They will therefore be much less active.
At the mouth of the Otter River, the water is so clear that salmon can be seen swimming upstream on a clear day. Good-sized anadromous brook trout will also delight anglers. Thirteen pools have been identified on this river, managed by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq).