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Top fishing guides in Montreal recommended by Freshwater Phil. Catch the fish of your dreams, Big carp, musky, walleye, bass, and northern pike.
As I'm always being asked about fishing guides and guided fishing trips in the Montreal area, particularly the St Lawrence River, I've decided to create a page recommending the best guides I know.
Many people don't have the opportunity to fish as often as they would like. Whether it's the lack of time, a boat, equipment or know how, or if you are visiting / just moved to a new area, paying an experienced fishing guide to show you the ropes is a great way to get started, as well as a worthwhile investment.
Tourist visiting Montreal for business or pleasure can also take advantage of Montreal's great fishing by fishing with fully equipped, knowledgeable and experienced fishing guides.
A guided fishing outing wil typically provide memories that last a lifetime, and makes for a great gift idea for that special angler in your life. Birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor parties or Xmas, gift certificates available as well with most guides.
I have fished with most of the following guides and can attest to them being great guys, as well as highly experienced fishermen. Not that they need my approval, the pics below speak for themselves. They will show you how, when and where to fish, and hopefully put you on to some trophy fish as well.
Most of the guides on my site, including myself, are open to taking clients out on guided outings. While distancing is not an issue for myself, as guided outings for carp are done from shore, the guides providing boats are allowing 2 people maximum per boat. Some are enforcing wearing masks, other aren't. In all cases, we are relying on potential customers to be honest about there travels, possible exposure to Covid, etc, in order to make educated decisions regarding distancing or possible postponement of guided outings.
Due to travel restrictions, many of the guides have lost a good part of their business coming from non local clientele. This opens up availability for locals, and some of the guys can sure use the business right now.
Freshwater Phil: Monster carp fishing.
Head out to the shores of the world famous St. Lawrence River, one of the best carp fishing waterways areas in Canada & North America. Fish reaching over 30 LBS, occasional 40 LB carps are caught every year. If you haven't tried fishing for carp or have never had the chance to fight one yet, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot. Carp fishing is fun for the entire family, bring along your little ones for a day of fun. Let me show you how it's done, chances are you'll be hooked for life!
Technique: Still fishing from shore.
Best time: May thru October.
All gear, tackle and bait provided.
Can accommodate large groups up to 10-12 people.
Transport from Montreal (Metro station) for groups of 3 or less people (if required).
Daily rate: $350 for up to 4 adults, $50 per additional person. Tips welcome.
Contact Phil about a guided fishing trip by clicking here.
Jimmy - Specialty: Big bass