Unlike many lakes and other outfitting camps where you have to choose either trout fishing or walleye or pike fishing, Mistassini Lake offers all four species. It is not uncommon here to land 50 to 100 fish a day for a single boat. You will have the opportunity for an extraordinary fishing experience. All we can promise is that all of Mistassini Lake and Rupert River have great fishing spots, and great fishing history but no one can predict the outcome on any particular day. At any lake, anywhere the final decision is up to the fish: they always have the last word.
So, what are the fish that you will be catching on your next fishing vacation with Mistassini Outfitting Camps? Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Walleye and Pike.
Fishing is good in early season throughout the end of June, but can still be captured until the end of September. Fishing can be done with light casting equipment as well as fly-fishing. The average weight is 2.2 lbs. in the lake, but can be smaller in the river. The Camp record is 8.5 lbs, caught in 1998 and 2007.
Fished in shallow bays (5 to 12 feet deep) around Mistassini Lake and Rupert River, this species is caught from mid-June through August. Anglers fish mostly with jigging equipment for this tasty fish but do not rule out other techniques such as bottom bouncer rigging. Walleye average from 2-3 lbs. This species is most abundant in early season. Exceptionally sized walleye is occasionally caught in the late season for the Rupert River and Mistassini Lake. The camp record is 13.12 lbs. caught in 2011.
The most abundant fish in the lake, this species can be fished from mid-June through the end of the season. Casting is suggested in early season and trolling during midsummer and late season. We recommend the use of deep-water fishing equipment for July and August. Late August and September offer some exciting fishing for this species. Some guests have successfully fished these Lakers with fly rods in early season. Many fish over 20 lbs. are caught late July or early August every season. The average weight is 4 to 6 lbs. The camp record is 42 pounds, caught in 2004.
Found in the same areas along with the schools of walleye, this species is fished throughout the entire season. They can be fished with casting equipment as well as fly rods. 25 pounders are commonly caught; however, the average weight is 8 to 12 lbs. The camp record is 34 pounds, caught in 2007.