Floatplane Safety

Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this document about floatplane safety: tp12365e.pdf . A briefing will be conducted by your pilot prior to boarding the floatplane on your way to the fishing camp.

Highway 389 and Manic 5

If you decide to drive to Fermont, it can be reached via Quebec Highway 389 from Baie Comeau. The road is 581 kilometers long (360 miles). It offers a mix of driving conditions, with about half of the distance paved and the rest being a good condition unpaved road with a few rough patches. Driving the whole distance at a safe speed requires approximately 8-9 hours.

It’s worth mentioning that you are driving through the Manic 5 hydro-electric megaproject that provides power to most of Quebec and the northeast United States. It is located at about the half-way point. If you can spare the time, it’s really worth a visit (free tours are arranged by Hydro-Quebec during the summer). There’s even a decent motel just before Manic 5 if you decide to split up your driving in 2 days.

Catch & Release

By practicing Catch & Release of all but a few fish for a special meal, you will help ensure that your outstanding fishing experience can be repeated for many years to come! Learn tips on how to effectively Catch & Release fish so they have the best chance for survival.

“A good game fish is too valuable a resource to be caught only once.” — Fly Fishers International founder, Lee Wulff