The DIABLE RIVER is a fairly wide mountain-fed freestone river with a expansive watershed which makes it very responsive to precipitations. During early spring in April and May, water levels can be at flood levels or very high depending on ice and snow melt as well as springtime precipitations. Water temperatures can also be less than optimal for trout this time of year and afternoons on sunny days present the best fishing opportunities. The months June and July offer some of the best water conditions with optimal temperatures and levels throughout the day. Prolonged precipitations do however affect conditions during this period. As water levels drop to their lowest levels in August and September, the features of the Diable river become much better defined and the slower pace of the currents offer the best dry fly opportunities of the year. Early mornings and evenings are the best fishing times but some good surprises are always in store outside these periods. The fishing season on the Diable extends to the end of November for bass and pike with trout on a catch and release only basis from mid-September.
The DIABLE RIVER FLY FISHING ONLY SECTOR consists mainly of long stretches of pocket water, at times deep, with scattered but poorly defined pools. Streamers and nymphs are recommended for the most part with good dry fly opportunities after July. Caddis flies are abundant throughout the season with the most prolific hatches occurring in early June. There is also a good population of stoneflies with the best hatches occurring at the end of June. Mayflies are not in large abundance on the Diable, in terms of numbers and variety. Hatches are limited in size and duration with imitation or attractor patterns being the most consistent performers.
STREAMS AND TRIBUTARIES of the Diable watershed offer good spring-time fishing opportunities for brook trout and also for brown trout. Depending on the amount of precipitation during the season, these can offer good fishing throughout the season.
STILLWATER lakes provide good early season fishing opportunities for surface action on brook and rainbow trout, lake trout and also landlocked salmon on selected lakes. Several area lakes contain good populations of bass, pike, muskie and other sportfish which offers good fishing opportunities during the entire summer months with rising
temperatures. Most can be taken on a fly. Personal boat access on area lakes is restricted and fishing them may require access fees, the services of a professional guide or use of on-site rentals.
THIS WEEK`S DIABLE RIVER FISH INDEX:
Québec Government imposes new fees for road-side access to the Diable River Fly Fishing Sector. Fly anglers are required to pay daily/annual fees to access Sector 1 to 4 of the Diable from Duplessis Road. See HERE for more details.
NEW TRAIL MAP FOR 2017 - Diable River Fishing Sector Trail Map now available. NaturAventur worked in close collaboration with Plein-Air Mont-Tremblant and the Tremblant Tourism Association to intergrate the Diable River Fishing Sector Access points and trails to the Canot-Kayak-Fishing map - Available at the Tourism Information Offices.
NaturAventur joins organizing committee with Devilish Flyfishers, Baroux Outfiftters and Flyfishing Canada for Tremblant to host the
COMMONWEALTH FLYFISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS August 28 to
September 1, 2016. FOLLOW DETAILS HERE.
NaturAventur becomes exclusive sponsor of Diable River Catch and Release Program - November, 2015
Our annual $2,000 donation to the Devilish Fly Fishers serves to promote sustainable fishing practices and educate anglers on proper fish handling and release techniques.
NaturAventur staff volunteer to host the 2015 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships in Tremblant - September 2015.
For a third time, Tremblant hosted the NFFC on the Diable River and Baroux Lake Outfitter which brought together top Canadian competitors and teams.
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Week of August 1 - (DRFI 3.5): As we turn another calendar page on this fishing season, we can expect more of the same over the coming week with perhaps less rain in the forecast. The Diable River and tributary water quality remains very good and we expect water flows to drop quickly given lack of rains. This will offer great full-river fishing opportunities and clear structure definition. However, the lower water conditions will see fish moving out of some sections of river in favour of deeper pockets. The Diable will flow in the lower 10m3/s range. Tributary streams will also offer good fishable waters over the coming days. Look for stonefly hatches as well as an uptick in caddis and mayfly hatches that could offer some good dry fly action. Stillwater lake levels have dropped a back to more seasonal levels cooler night temperatures this week will allow surface temperatures to be maintained over the coming week which will promote active trout feeding near the surface. Early morning and evening will offer the best opportunity for rising trout action this week. Bass and musky action has improved on our lake sportfishing adventures as we navigate our way thru the dropping lake levels.
Week of July 25 - (DRFI 3.5): The Diable River and tributary water quality remains very good despite the occasional rain events. Water flows have dropped back to levels that offer good full-river fishing opportunities and improved structure definition. However, the lower water conditions will see fish moving out of some sections of river in favour of deeper pockets. Barring any further significant precipitations during the week, the Diable will flow in the mid 10m3/s range. Tributary streams will also offer good fishable waters over the coming days. After a good stonefly hatch we expect an uptick in caddis and mayfly hatches that have been few during the past weeks. Stillwater lake levels have dropped a back to more seasonal levels cooler night temperatures and the overcast conditions this week will allow surface temperatures to be maintained over the coming week which will promote active trout feeding near the surface. Early morning and evening will offer the best opportunity for rising trout action this week. Bass and musky action has improved on our lake sportfishing adventures as we navigate our way thru the dropping lake levels.