AIR TAMARAC IS BUYING AIR MELANÇON!
Air Tamarac, an outfitter out of Clova, Qc specialized in walleye and pike fishing announces that it has acquired Air Melançon from Ste-Anne-du-Lac.
Thus, Air Tamarac acquires a seaplane base in the Mont-Laurier region and will offer its existing customers this option as a boarding point near an asphalt road, in addition to providing service to Air Melançon established clientele.
Through this acquisition, Air Tamarac takes control of Pourvoirie Sauterelle, a territory with exclusive hunting and fishing rights located south of Clova and accessible only by seaplane in 30 minutes from Ste- Anne-du-Lac. Air Tamarac is therefore taking a turn in its services by adding speckled trout fishing, moose hunting in the fall and spring bear hunting. Sauterelle Lake is 7 km long and is part of a chain of lakes with 3 chalets on the main lake and 2 others on isolated lakes. This territory with exclusive rights of 60 km2 has been well preserved by the Melançon Family over the last few decades and, faithful to its reputation, Air Tamarac intends to respect its quality standards and offer it to you in top condition.
The transaction also allows Air Tamarac to add two De Havilland Beaver seaplanes to its existing fleet of 4 aircraft and ensure reliable and safe service at each of its bases.
The expansion of the activities of Air Tamarac allows it to become a must for avid outdoorsmen and to remain a leader in hunting and fishing in Quebec for several years to come; this achievement at Air Tamarac having been planned in concert with our next generation !
The website www.airmelancon.com is also full of information and will be updated soon.
THE GST REFUND PROGRAM FOR THE NON-RESIDENT IS BACK
This program allow non-residents to get a 50% reimbursement on the Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is going to be directly credited off your invoice.
RESERVE YOUR 2017 FISHING TRIP
We still have excellent openings for 2017. Don’t wait any longer and make it a priority to reserve your trip. Please remember to send in the required deposit of 200$ or contact us to confirm your stay. Please note that, for the duration of your stay, Air Médic protection for emergency medical evacuation by helicopter remains included in our packages. A big plus when booking with Air Tamarac!
BATHYMETRIC CHART OF LAKE CHARLOTTE IS NOW ADDED TO THAT OF LAKE HEBERT
Bathymetric chart of lake Charlotte (once open, activate "SonarCharts" button on the lower left corner of your screen) is available for portable sonar and GPS at NAVIONICS+.The app also exists for smartphones and tablets under "Navionics-Boating U.S.&Canada" at the app store or Google Play store . Make sure that your tablet is 3G capable for satellite reception. The HD version is recommended for tablets.
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2017
Proud of the renovations and the quality of the improvements already made to our chalets and equipment, we want to consolidate this work in 2017 by putting larger docks at several chalets, by replacing the aging wood stoves with slow burning stoves and by changing all mattresses, now at lac Hébert.
For the rest, it is normal maintenance on the program! Except that we will keep on testing the Enviro-loo composting toilet installed at lac Hébert # 26 in August 2016, with the aim of adopting such a system in the future.
We are constantly improving and looking for new products; new lakes, new fish species, or new moose hunting territories may very well be added to our offer soon. Stay tuned for announcements on our Facebook page!
2016 IN REVIEW
Spring 2016 will go down in history as the latest ice out seen over 22 years in operation. Imagine! On May 25th there were still icebergs on Saraana Bay, while the season opened on May 20th... But rest assured: seasons are not all the same and our cottages, strategically located on Gouin, always allow for an early opening.
We believe that the quality of trophy pike fishing was affected by this late start, but not that of the walleye. You were several to mention that the pike trophies were discreet in 2016, but just as many to tell us that the walleye bit well and that they were by average bigger than usual.
But despite the persistent ice on Gouin, we kept promise and were able to build fish houses with running water for each of the chalets and we also changed all mattresses.
Another notable addition to our services in 2016 was the opening of small catch and release "canoe" lakes, for daily expedition and accessible by organized trails, at each of our sites on Gouin. Come and try them!
2016 was also the year of the implantation of the 13”-18,5” slot limit on walleye at Reservoir Gouin. We highly support this primary and important fishing rule. Air Tamarac, a leader and pioneer in the field, imposed such a rule on Lac Hébert more than ten years ago. And, year after year, our fishing quality improves. Several trophies are released each year; enjoy lots of happy pictures on our photo album and also on our Facebook page.
For a superior fishing experience in newly refurbished cabins with recent aluminum boats equipped with brand new motors every year, satellite phone at each camp site and a young, dynamic and personalized service, AIR TAMARAC remains more than ever a must for you serious fishermen.
ENHANCED SLOT SIZE LIMIT FOR WALLEYES AT LAKE HÉBERT
Since May 2016 the 4 walleyes kept will have to be between 14,5 to 21 inches (37 to 53 cm); measurement is the whole lenght of the fish and not taken at the V in the tail.
TRANSPORTING WALLEYE FILLETS
From lake Hébert and also out of Gouin Reservoir, the walleyes kept must be transported whole or in fillets with the skin wholly intact which means that the fillets have to stay attached by the tail. This is to permit identification of the walleye species and to establish total length. For more info on the new regulation we invite you to visit our Government web site.
AIR TAMARAC BUYS MULTIPLE SCOTT BUSHMAN CANOES AND OFFERS NEW LAKES, NEW TYPE OF FISHING
for trophy northern pike on small lakes close to our cabins around Gouin Reservoir. For fly fishing -Oh! what a great sport!- (or even spin fishing), we will offer at no extra charge hike-to lakes through 20-minute trails leading to catch and release lakes for a unique new experience on waters never fished before 2016. The 14" canoes we bought will offer a non-motorized activity that will satisfy the more adventurous.
BEWARE: A NEW REGULATION FOR FISHING GOUIN RESERVOIR !
Since March 2016 the regulation has been amended and the walleyes kept will now have to be within a slot of 32-47 centimeters (13-18,5 inches). As a result there is also a new rule for transporting walleyes: they must be transported whole or in fillets with the skin wholly intact which means that the fillets have to stay attached by the tail. This is to permit identification of the walleye species and to establish total length. For more info on the new regulation we invite you to visit our Government web site;