Here, there is a lot of places where you can experience ice fishing. Ice fishing is a very distinctive experience in our winters. Live an immersive experience from A to Z where you will catch your fish in a cabin on the ice.

Discover the region from another angle by fishing on its many frozen surfaces! A variety of quality and edible fish await you for an ice fishing trip you will remember for a long time. Ice fishing is practiced mainly on the Saguenay Fjord and lake Saint-Jean, but also in some of the region's zecs. 

Some packages even offer you the chance to rent a cabin as well as the services of a guide.

Grandiose, unique: words fail to describe the ice fishing experience in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Sites where to practice ice fishing on the Saguenay Fjord

The Saguenay Fjord, with its deep salt water, will allow you to catch fish species found in fresh water as well as in the sea. There are about sixty varieties of fish in the Saguenay Fjord, but the ones that bite most often are smelt, redfish, turbo or Greenland halibut and Arctic cod. 

From morning to night, you will enjoy fishing on the ice of the fjord in the company of friendly people full of energy. Being able to taste the catch of the day - in winter - is unforgettable.

Featured companies for an extraordinary ice fishing experience

For a successful ice fishing experience, it is essential to deal with a certified company. Many offer Cabin rentals and guiding services for a safe and supervised outing.

Here are the companies to discover this winter : 

Soak up the immensity of Lac Saint-Jean and admire its splendor in winter as it transforms into a veritable desert of ice.

Ice fishing is a popular activity to have fun in the snowy season. On lake Saint-Jean, you can fish species such as walleye, perch and pike. There is no specific site for ice fishing. You can rent a cabin and all the necessary equipment from several experienced companies. Some of them even offer escort services. Here are some suggestions: 


See the complete offer of ice fishing on lake Saint-Jean


Another place to ice fish in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean


Every winter, a real ice fishing village takes shape on the ice of Lake Kenogami. More than a hundred cabins give life to this fishing village. The result of the work of the Association des cabanes à pêche de Lac-Kénogami.


To experience ice fishing, remember this:

  • Dress warmly
  • You can rent equipment
  • You do not need a fishing permit to fish on the Saguenay Fjord
  • You will need a fishing permit to fish on any other lake in the region
  • You can combine the experience with lodging (some offer packages)
  • You can be accompanied by an experienced guide 
  • The ice fishing season begins in mid-January and ends in early March

For even more inspiration on the winter experience in the region, check out the blog post Top 9 Winter Activities in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region


Ice fishing in pictures...

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