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N°1 | The Black Crappie

The black Crappie belongs to the Centrarchidae family. Its average length is 18 to 25 cm, up to 38 cm with a weight generally varying between 300 and 900 grams. The largest specimens can reach 1kg. The all-time record comes from Missouri with a 2.26kg black crappie, while Ontario's is 1.7kg. It breeds around the end of March. Its longevity is 7 years. It is fished in April and May. The body of this fish has the typical shape of craps and other members of the centrarchidae family, i.e. oval and flattened with thorny fins. The height of this fish represents about 33% of its length. Its color is mainly dark olive, covered with a mosaic of irregular black spots on its head, back and sometimes on its belly. The flanks are paler, but also spotty, often with silver, green or even blue highlights. The color can vary considerably depending on the environment in which the fish live. Its mouth is large, reaching to a point below the middle of the eye. The black Crappie is particularly recognizable by its large fins, which give the impression that it has sails. It has 7 to 8 spines on the dorsal fin and 6 to 7 spines on the anal fin. This is one of the main distinctions that can be made with some craps that have 10 to 12 spines on the dorsal fin. The differences between the white and black crappie are sometimes subtle. The dark spots on the black crappie are a random texture, they appear as stripes on the white crappie. The latter also has a less dark back, a longer body and, above all

Fishing period : April-May

Minimum size : 25 cm

Difficulty :

N°2 | The Humpback Chub

The Humpback Chub belongs to the Cyprinidae family. The maximum size recorded was 38 cm. It has a lifespan of 30 years. It spawns from April to June. It is a protected species, so the angling is prohibited. The body is almost entirely without a scale, retaining only 80 mid-lateral scales along the lateral line. The scales are deeply embedded on the surface of the fish, especially on the hump. The fish has a very streamlined body, with a thin caudal peduncle and a deeply forked tail. The fins are large and curved, and the origin of the ridge is approximately equal distance from the snout and base of the caudal fin. The mouth is lower and overhung by the muzzle. The pharyngeal arch is small, with a small lower branch. The back is pale olive grey, the sides silvery and the belly white. The dorsal fin generally has nine rays and the anal fin has 10 or more.

Fishing period : prohibited all year

Minimum size : not available

Difficulty :

N°3 | The Westlope cutthroat trout

The Westlope cutthroat trout belongs to the Salmonidae Family. The average length of the fish is about 30 cm and rarely exceeds 46 cm. It has an average life span of 2 to 5 years. They breed in the spring. Fishing is prohibited because this fish is endangered. The fish has teeth under the tongue, on the roof of the mouth and on the front of the mouth. The gorge cutting the western slope is common in the waters of lakes and rivers upstream. The skin has small dark freckle-like spots, grouped towards the tail, and is mainly orange in color. They are distinguished from rainbow trout by the red, pink or orange markings under the jaw.

Fishing period : prohibited all year

Minimum size : not available

Difficulty :

N°4 | The Striped Bass

The Striped Bass belongs to the Moronidae family. It can weigh between 4 and 23 kg and size 46 to 140 cm. He can live up to 20 years. It spawns from April to mid-June. It can be fished from May to November. The striped bass has a laterally compressed body, a large terminal mouth, distinct dorsal fins and six to nine continuous lateral bands on both sides of its body. The second anal spine is shorter and thicker than the third anal spine. Striped bass tend to be pale green, olive, steel blue, black or brown on their back, with an iridescent white or silvery belly. Individuals over 25 years of age have been recorded and sexual maturity is reached between 2 and 4 years for men and between 5 and 8 years for women.

Fishing period : May to November

Minimum size : 70 cm

Difficulty :

N°5 | The Chum Salmon

The Chum Salmon belongs to the Salmonidae family. It can reach 100 cm for a maximum weight of 15 kg. It has a lifespan of 3 to 5 years. The breeding period depends on the location. It can be fished all year round. The body of chum salmon is deeper than most salmonidae species. Like other species in the Pacific, the anal fin has 12 to 20 rays, compared to a maximum of 12 in European species. The chum salmon has a silvery blue-green coloring with some indistinct spots in a darker shade and a rather paler belly. When they move in fresh water, their color changes to dark olive green and the belly color intensifies. When adults are about to spawn, they have purple streaks near the caudal peduncle, darker towards the tail. Breeding males generally develop an extended snout or kype, their lower fins turn white and their teeth are larger.

Fishing period : all year

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°6 | The American Eel

The American Eel belongs to the Anguillidae family. The size of the adult female can reach 1 m in length, while that of the male does not exceed 40 cm. Spawning takes place in mid-winter. Females lay 3 to 22 million eggs. He can live to be 50 years old. It can be fished from April to September. The American eel is a species of fish with a snake-like body all in length with fins that extend over its back, around its tail and along its inner surface. It has thick lips and a slightly longer lower jaw than her upper jaw, which gives her the appearance of having an overbite. The color of young eels varies from yellow-green or brown. Adult eels are grey with white or cream bellies.

Fishing period : April to September

Minimum size : 50 cm

Difficulty :

N°7 | The Lahontan cutthroat trout

The Lahontan cutthroat trout belongs to the Salmonidae family. It can reach 1 m for 24 kg. It has a lifespan of less than 5 years. It breeds between February and July. The best time to catch it is between March and April. It is a quite large fish with a square tail to hunt prey and avoid predators. The coloring is green to greenish brown on the back, pale yellow with a pink lateral band on the sides and silver to white on the belly. Parr marks fade in mature fish. Spawning trout can be copper, red and orange, especially male. Large rounded spots, almost as black as ink, scatter little over the body, with less below the lateral line. Like other cutthroat trout, they have a distinct red to orange mark on their throats, but can be pale on lakes.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°8 | The Yellow Perch

The Yellow Perch belongs to the Percidae family. The yellow perch measures on average 10 to 25 cm in length and weighs between 50 and 200 g (up to 36 cm for 500 g). The average lifespan is about 7 years. It breeds from April to May. It can be fished all year round. Its body is elongated and oval. Its head is moderately high and rounded at the tip. Its snout is obtuse and moderately long; it does not extend beyond the lower jaw. The mouth is terminal and slightly oblique. The jaws have small teeth. The operculum is finished with a strong thorn. There are 2 distinctly separated dorsal fins. The first dorsal spine is high and rounded, the spines are strong, the rays vary from 13 to 15. The second dorsal fin is almost as high, with 1 to 2 spines and 12 to 15 rays. The caudal is slightly forked. The color of the yellow perch varies according to its size and habitat. The back and dorsal surface of the head vary from bright green to golden brown to olive. The sides are pale yellow to yellow-green with about 7 vertical black bars of decreasing width. The ventral face of the head and body varies from grey to milk white. The dorsal and caudal fins range from yellow to green; the edge of the first dorsal fin is often black. In males in spawning livery the colors will be more intense: in particular, the pelvic and anal fins which are then bright orange.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 13 cm

Difficulty :

N°9 | The Bull trout

The Bull trout belongs to the Salmonidae family. It can measure up to 103 cm long and weigh up to 14.5 kg. It can live for a dozen years. It breeds from July to December. It can be fished from June to February. Like other arctic char species, the fins of a bull trout have white leading edges. Its head and mouth are exceptionally large for salmonidae, which gave it its name. Bull trout up to 103 cm long and weighing 14.5 kg have been recorded. Bull trout can be migratory, moving through major river systems, lakes and the ocean, or they can be resident and remain in the same river all their lives. Migratory bull trout is generally much larger than resident bull trout, which rarely exceeds 2 kg. Bull trout differs from brook trout (S. fontinalis) in the absence of distinct spots on the dorsal fin, as well as yellow, orange or salmon spots on the back, as opposed to red spots with blue halos on the trout stream. Bull trout do not have the deep-dug caudal fin of lake trout (S. namaycush, another Arctic char).

Fishing period : June to February

Minimum size : 50 cm

Difficulty :

N°10 | The Steelhead Trout

The Steelhead trout belongs to the Salmonidae family. Steelhead trout is a name given to the anadromous form of red-band trout (O. m. Gairdneri) or coastal rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus. M. irideus). Steelhead trout can weigh up to 26 kg and reach a length of 114 cm. He can live 11 years. It breeds from January to April. It is fished from the end of October to the month of November. Steelheads trout generally have a more refined shape and a silver or copper color when they reach adulthood, which is why they are called them.

Fishing period : October and November

Minimum size : 38 cm

Difficulty :

N°1 | The Black Crappie

The black Crappie belongs to the Centrarchidae family. Its average length is 18 to 25 cm, up to 38 cm with a weight generally varying between 300 and 900 grams. The largest specimens can reach 1kg. The all-time record comes from Missouri with a 2.26kg black crappie, while Ontario's is 1.7kg. It breeds around the end of March. Its longevity is 7 years. It is fished in April and May. The body of this fish has the typical shape of craps and other members of the centrarchidae family, i.e. oval and flattened with thorny fins. The height of this fish represents about 33% of its length. Its color is mainly dark olive, covered with a mosaic of irregular black spots on its head, back and sometimes on its belly. The flanks are paler, but also spotty, often with silver, green or even blue highlights. The color can vary considerably depending on the environment in which the fish live. Its mouth is large, reaching to a point below the middle of the eye. The black Crappie is particularly recognizable by its large fins, which give the impression that it has sails. It has 7 to 8 spines on the dorsal fin and 6 to 7 spines on the anal fin. This is one of the main distinctions that can be made with some craps that have 10 to 12 spines on the dorsal fin. The differences between the white and black crappie are sometimes subtle. The dark spots on the black crappie are a random texture, they appear as stripes on the white crappie. The latter also has a less dark back, a longer body and, above all

Fishing period : April-May

Minimum size : 25 cm

Difficulty :

N°2 | The Humpback Chub

The Humpback Chub belongs to the Cyprinidae family. The maximum size recorded was 38 cm. It has a lifespan of 30 years. It spawns from April to June. It is a protected species, so the angling is prohibited. The body is almost entirely without a scale, retaining only 80 mid-lateral scales along the lateral line. The scales are deeply embedded on the surface of the fish, especially on the hump. The fish has a very streamlined body, with a thin caudal peduncle and a deeply forked tail. The fins are large and curved, and the origin of the ridge is approximately equal distance from the snout and base of the caudal fin. The mouth is lower and overhung by the muzzle. The pharyngeal arch is small, with a small lower branch. The back is pale olive grey, the sides silvery and the belly white. The dorsal fin generally has nine rays and the anal fin has 10 or more.

Fishing period : prohibited all year

Minimum size : not available

Difficulty :

N°3 | The Westlope cutthroat trout

The Westlope cutthroat trout belongs to the Salmonidae Family. The average length of the fish is about 30 cm and rarely exceeds 46 cm. It has an average life span of 2 to 5 years. They breed in the spring. Fishing is prohibited because this fish is endangered. The fish has teeth under the tongue, on the roof of the mouth and on the front of the mouth. The gorge cutting the western slope is common in the waters of lakes and rivers upstream. The skin has small dark freckle-like spots, grouped towards the tail, and is mainly orange in color. They are distinguished from rainbow trout by the red, pink or orange markings under the jaw.

Fishing period : prohibited all year

Minimum size : not available

Difficulty :

N°4 | The Striped Bass

The Striped Bass belongs to the Moronidae family. It can weigh between 4 and 23 kg and size 46 to 140 cm. He can live up to 20 years. It spawns from April to mid-June. It can be fished from May to November. The striped bass has a laterally compressed body, a large terminal mouth, distinct dorsal fins and six to nine continuous lateral bands on both sides of its body. The second anal spine is shorter and thicker than the third anal spine. Striped bass tend to be pale green, olive, steel blue, black or brown on their back, with an iridescent white or silvery belly. Individuals over 25 years of age have been recorded and sexual maturity is reached between 2 and 4 years for men and between 5 and 8 years for women.

Fishing period : May to November

Minimum size : 70 cm

Difficulty :

N°5 | The Chum Salmon

The Chum Salmon belongs to the Salmonidae family. It can reach 100 cm for a maximum weight of 15 kg. It has a lifespan of 3 to 5 years. The breeding period depends on the location. It can be fished all year round. The body of chum salmon is deeper than most salmonidae species. Like other species in the Pacific, the anal fin has 12 to 20 rays, compared to a maximum of 12 in European species. The chum salmon has a silvery blue-green coloring with some indistinct spots in a darker shade and a rather paler belly. When they move in fresh water, their color changes to dark olive green and the belly color intensifies. When adults are about to spawn, they have purple streaks near the caudal peduncle, darker towards the tail. Breeding males generally develop an extended snout or kype, their lower fins turn white and their teeth are larger.

Fishing period : all year

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°6 | The American Eel

The American Eel belongs to the Anguillidae family. The size of the adult female can reach 1 m in length, while that of the male does not exceed 40 cm. Spawning takes place in mid-winter. Females lay 3 to 22 million eggs. He can live to be 50 years old. It can be fished from April to September. The American eel is a species of fish with a snake-like body all in length with fins that extend over its back, around its tail and along its inner surface. It has thick lips and a slightly longer lower jaw than her upper jaw, which gives her the appearance of having an overbite. The color of young eels varies from yellow-green or brown. Adult eels are grey with white or cream bellies.

Fishing period : April to September

Minimum size : 50 cm

Difficulty :

N°7 | The Lahontan cutthroat trout

The Lahontan cutthroat trout belongs to the Salmonidae family. It can reach 1 m for 24 kg. It has a lifespan of less than 5 years. It breeds between February and July. The best time to catch it is between March and April. It is a quite large fish with a square tail to hunt prey and avoid predators. The coloring is green to greenish brown on the back, pale yellow with a pink lateral band on the sides and silver to white on the belly. Parr marks fade in mature fish. Spawning trout can be copper, red and orange, especially male. Large rounded spots, almost as black as ink, scatter little over the body, with less below the lateral line. Like other cutthroat trout, they have a distinct red to orange mark on their throats, but can be pale on lakes.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°8 | The Yellow Perch

The Yellow Perch belongs to the Percidae family. The yellow perch measures on average 10 to 25 cm in length and weighs between 50 and 200 g (up to 36 cm for 500 g). The average lifespan is about 7 years. It breeds from April to May. It can be fished all year round. Its body is elongated and oval. Its head is moderately high and rounded at the tip. Its snout is obtuse and moderately long; it does not extend beyond the lower jaw. The mouth is terminal and slightly oblique. The jaws have small teeth. The operculum is finished with a strong thorn. There are 2 distinctly separated dorsal fins. The first dorsal spine is high and rounded, the spines are strong, the rays vary from 13 to 15. The second dorsal fin is almost as high, with 1 to 2 spines and 12 to 15 rays. The caudal is slightly forked. The color of the yellow perch varies according to its size and habitat. The back and dorsal surface of the head vary from bright green to golden brown to olive. The sides are pale yellow to yellow-green with about 7 vertical black bars of decreasing width. The ventral face of the head and body varies from grey to milk white. The dorsal and caudal fins range from yellow to green; the edge of the first dorsal fin is often black. In males in spawning livery the colors will be more intense: in particular, the pelvic and anal fins which are then bright orange.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 13 cm

Difficulty :

N°9 | The Bull trout

The Bull trout belongs to the Salmonidae family. It can measure up to 103 cm long and weigh up to 14.5 kg. It can live for a dozen years. It breeds from July to December. It can be fished from June to February. Like other arctic char species, the fins of a bull trout have white leading edges. Its head and mouth are exceptionally large for salmonidae, which gave it its name. Bull trout up to 103 cm long and weighing 14.5 kg have been recorded. Bull trout can be migratory, moving through major river systems, lakes and the ocean, or they can be resident and remain in the same river all their lives. Migratory bull trout is generally much larger than resident bull trout, which rarely exceeds 2 kg. Bull trout differs from brook trout (S. fontinalis) in the absence of distinct spots on the dorsal fin, as well as yellow, orange or salmon spots on the back, as opposed to red spots with blue halos on the trout stream. Bull trout do not have the deep-dug caudal fin of lake trout (S. namaycush, another Arctic char).

Fishing period : June to February

Minimum size : 50 cm

Difficulty :

N°10 | The Steelhead Trout

The Steelhead trout belongs to the Salmonidae family. Steelhead trout is a name given to the anadromous form of red-band trout (O. m. Gairdneri) or coastal rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus. M. irideus). Steelhead trout can weigh up to 26 kg and reach a length of 114 cm. He can live 11 years. It breeds from January to April. It is fished from the end of October to the month of November. Steelheads trout generally have a more refined shape and a silver or copper color when they reach adulthood, which is why they are called them.

Fishing period : October and November

Minimum size : 38 cm

Difficulty :

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