Hello and welcome to this first edition of the Lac Justone Outfitter’s Newsletter.
Let me begin by wishing you Health, Happiness and Prosperity for this New Year 2022!
I know it may be a little difficult to think about summer fishing in January when it’s bitterly cold out there, but we are only a few months away from spring and summer 😊. In this first edition, I would like to share our business model and introduce our facilities, especially for those who may not be existing customers.
Our Mission: the Quality of the Fishing Experience
In order to preserve trophy-size fish for future generations to enjoy (and for your next fishing trip), fly fishing and catch-and-release are mandatory in rapids, except for a few fish to be eaten during your trip.
We also actively manage the fishing pressure on our territory by limiting the number of groups at each site during the season and leaving gaps between groups. We are therefore not trying to maximize the number of anglers but rather aim for a limited number of customers who will all (hopefully) have a memorable fishing experience.
Our three fishing sites, Facolli Fall, Trophy Lake and Hasté Lake, are located on tributaries of the Caniapiscau River, world famous for its wild territory and its large catches of speckled trout, native salmon (ouananiche), northern pike and lake trout (bull trout).
The Trophy Lake and Hasté Lake sites can each accommodate groups of 4 self-sufficient anglers with the ability to navigate waterways in 14-foot outboard boats. Especially at Trophy Lake, you also have to negotiate medium-speed rapids if you want to fully enjoy the territory, but it is easy to do so in a safe manner (training will be given to you upon arrival). At these two locations, there is no staff on site but a satellite phone will allow you to reach the outfitter if required. You will have to bring your own food and prepare your meals. The camps are equipped with an electric power source, full kitchen, running water, hot water shower, dry toilet, and wood stove.
Facolli Fall, our third site, offers a more luxurious welcome to groups of 6 people. A camp attendant is on hand throughout your stay to answer your questions and resolve any issues that may arise. You will enjoy a large guest lounge, dining room, full kitchen, three secondary camps each sleeping two or more people, toilets with running water, and even wireless Internet access! A housekeeper also takes care of cleaning the premises every day. In the basic package, customers must bring their own food and prepare their meals. Fishing trips are also self-guided, the same as Trophy Lake and Hasté Lake. However, it’s possible to add meals and the services of a guide to your Facolli Fall package.
Treat yourself, it’s about time
If you want a unique experience at Lac Justone Outfitters this summer, now is the time to book. There is still some availability for groups at each of our three sites but don’t delay!