SAND LAKE | Of all of the sectors of the Mastigouche Sport Reserve, the Lac au Sable sector has loads to supply by way of fishing high quality and the consolation of its services.
The chalets are located on a strip of sand between two lakes.
“Every of the chalets affords an unobstructed view of the lake and the encompassing nature,” explains the brand new director of the reserve, Francis Desjardins. There are two for six folks and 4 for 4 folks. They’ve all of the gear to spend a peaceable European-style keep. Followers can fish in Lac au Sable or reap the benefits of the assorted lakes included within the sector’s fishing plan. We would like the amateurs who go to us to have a pleasing keep and to have the ability to achieve fishing, the trademark of the Mastigouche Sport Reserve. »
The chalets are geared up with photo voltaic power. Solely the range and water heater nonetheless run on propane. The cleanliness of the pitches, each contained in the chalets and on the encompassing property, is outstanding.
The keeper of the realm, Maryse Lemay, who has been employed by Sépaq for 26 years, is aware of the fishermen and the whole lot they want very properly. It’s doable to hire outboard motors on website.
Photograph courtesy of René Baillargeon
Now Francis Desjardins is the director of the reserve.
For all tastes
There’s something for everybody within the space, from lakes with fish averaging 200g to these weighing as much as 500g and over. There are even lakes whose fish weigh greater than 1200 g. Throughout our go to we drove to Lac du Gros Ours. Regardless of sturdy winds and really chilly temperatures, we managed to catch 28 trout, so 7 per fisherman, the restrict allowed within the reserve. That’s what makes the distinction with this reserve. Even when the circumstances are something however favorable, you may nonetheless catch your trout.
Photograph courtesy of Karl Tremblay
With the baits used, it was straightforward. The Gold and Silver Lake Clear, the Orange Superb Spoon and the Silver 2.5″ Toronto wobbler all produced nice outcomes.
We’ve additionally added a cheat, as my lifelong companion Karl Tremblay says. This contains attaching a fly to the road, a minimum of 24 inches above the spoon. The Silver Par Belle delivered wonderful outcomes. The red-tailed brown muddler minnow additionally labored properly. The common weight of our trout exceeded 200g, which is superb given the circumstances we had.
The Superintendent is sort of pleased with the best way the fishing plan works throughout the reserve.
“We work on the precept of delayed opening of the assorted lakes within the space. No matter which month of the season the angler visits us, he can fish in June, July and even August on a number of newly opened lakes. We need to reassure the anglers that come to us that they’ve entry to high quality fishing any month of the yr. »
The Mastigouche Wildlife Refuge is 206 km northwest of Quebec and 145 km northeast of Montreal.
On its territory there are greater than 500 lakes, 13 rivers and several other streams. You’ll be able to fish for speckled trout, lake trout or lake trout and slakes there, to not point out landlocked salmon within the well-known Lac Sorcier.
Go to for extra data on packages, prices and availability this season sepaq.combeneath the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve tab, or name the Saint-Alexis-des-Monts entrance desk straight at 819.265-2098.