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Default Sea Run Brook Trout On The Trinité River Québec North Shore


Sea run brook trout lives part of the year in ocean and spawns in the river, its color is more silver than it's brother the non sea run brook trout.


Historically, Since the early 1930's the St-Laurence Paper Ltée company had exclusive rights to the Grande Trinité River and Petite Trinité River until the late 60's when they sold they right the the territory to DOMTAR.

In Mai 1976 DOMTAR ended a 50 year exclusive right's to the territory and finally gave away it's right's after countless negotiation and protestation from the Baie-Trinité citizens who wanted more participation in the management of it's local salmon rivers resources and it's fauna The MTCP transferred all properties, installations ans exclusives rights to the newly formed Société d'Aménagement de Baie-Trinité inc. This territory exclusive rights transfer was a Québec fist, it paved the way to many other Québec territory to be transferred to local communities. In 1978 a 356 square kilometer wildlife and fishing reserved was created which merged both Grande Trinité River and Petite Trinité River in the same management reserve

After ward this territory was registered as a ZEC (CONTROLLED EXPLOITATION ZONE), then finally in 1982 based on it's geographical location the Trinité River was named the north shore index river, having sush a classification this meant all other north shore rivers would be compared to the Trinité river to better evaluate its health. Biologist from the MRNF now would have the Trinité river fish way and could use its resource as a tool for research to better understand the atlantic salmon. This fish way helps the SABT in better evaluating its salmon and sea run brook trout runs.

The Trinité River PRESIDENTS Throughout history : Jacques Landry, Louis C. Roussy, Richard Dion, Georges Gagnon, Denis Lejeune.

Lots of salmon anglers swear by the Trinité River atlantic salmon run, visiting the region year after year as if they had to come honour this great river for the numerous emotions that it had given them the previous years. Situated 95 km East from the town of Baie-Comeau. The Trinité River runs a distance of 74 kilometers (46 miles) to the town of Baie-Trinité, where it empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Managed by ZEC Trinité, the stream is comprised of 67 pools divided in two sectors: one provides unlimited access, while the other limits the number of rods. Wade fishing is the rule on this river, which features small to medium-sized pools. Route 138 provides access to all of sector 1 and parts of sector 2 (11 kilometers, or 7 miles). Access to the upper reaches of sector 2 to its limit at Mile 22 bridge is provided by a dirt road that runs along the river. River levels can change abruptly following a heavy rain, but rarely enough to stop the fishing.

Back to the Sea Run Brook trout

Our second star on the Trinité river is by no means the sea run brook trout, better known as truite de mer her in Québec. During the last years this sportfish popularity has taking off being very popular almost as much as the mighty atlantic salmon. This game fish often neglected in the past has given our river an added value an offer an unique challenge to our clientel, this fish is very elusive and shouldn't be taken lightly.

Like Salmo Salar, the sea run brook beside on some rare occasion does not feed when it enters the river. Bigger specimen if the get a chance will feed on big prey like mice and large bugs.

Generally speaking the sea run brookies tend to concentrate in the same pools as salar, being in the same pool does not mean the are in the same general area of the pool, the best area to try your luck are the tail end of the pool, close to cover near a cut bank and also fallen trees or debris are a good area to try your luck. The first sea run brook trout to show themselves at the fish way will be around the end of June. Most of the composition of the first runs of sea run brookies are large spawners in the 2 to 8 pounds class, during mid July average fish will start to head upriver these fish are mostly composed of 1 to 3 pound fish, closely following those trout are the juveniles here called truite bleue they have an average of 8 to 12 inch and are great catch for a shore lunch.

A good 5 to 7 weight fly rod matched with a good strong fly reel filled with backing and a dry or intermediate fly line is all you will need to test your angling skills against the elusive sea run brook trout.

Popular wet flies for this river are black ghost, balou special, hornberg special, sparkled *****, mudlapin, mice patterns, magog smelt, north shore smelt, wolly ******, egg sucking leech, sculpin imitation, black nose dace and the famous zonker rabbit strip muddler .


For dry flies you will need various bombers, bugs, green machine, black wulff, white wulff and madam x, Joliette hopper, various wulff dries, classic mayflies, elk hair caddis, Jassid, delaware adams, ambiguous, march brown, spinners and the katmai slider..

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