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Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

Fish in the Algoma Region of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada! If you fly fish, spin cast, bait fish, ice, wade or boat fish, we have fishing opportunities for you. Algoma District provides the best stream and lake fishing for both cold and warm water fish. The St. Marys River has been rated one of the top ten trout fishing rivers in Ontario. Ernest Hemingway said "....the best rainbow trout fishing in the world is in the rapids of the Canadian Soo..." Need knowledgeable guides? We have them!


Gitchee Gumee Trail

Rivers and streams flowing into Lake Superior are favourite locations for anglers to fish for rainbow trout (steelhead) and brook trout. Stokely, Chippewa, Batchawana, and Pancake Rivers are favourites for many anglers. Inland deep cold water lakes provide lake trout and brook trout angling opportunities. The more shallow lakes are home to smallmouth bass and northern pike. The bays of Lake Superior can be fished for lake trout, rainbow (steelhead) trout, and salmon. Goulais Bay is a favourite location for yellow perch and whitefish.

Lake Superior Provincial Park

The downstream portion of Sand River and other streams flowing into Lake Superior are favourite locations for fishermen to catch rainbow (steelhead) trout during their spring and fall spawning runs. Inland lakes and streams afford excellent opportunities for brook trout fishing. Fishing for lake trout does occur on the deep cold water lakes of the park. Splake (a cross between brook and lake trout) can also be caught in stocked lakes, e.g. MacGregor, Doc, Greg, Red Rock and Rabbit Blanket Lakes, within the park and accessible from Highway 17.

Searchmont/Ranger Lake

The Goulais and Garden Rivers and the smaller deep inland lakes are great locations to angle for brook trout. Deep cold water lakes like Garden, Ranger, Saymo, Tujak and Mashagama Lakes offer lake trout fishing opportunities. Stream fishermen can discover many opportunities. The Mississagi River provides a variety of fishing options, and fish species include brook and rainbow trout, northern pike, and smallmouth bass depending upon the sections of river angled.

Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront

The Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront can be explored between the City's Civic Centre and the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site using the boardwalk. View the lake boats and the "salties". See the rapids and watch the sport fishermen. Explore from the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (east end of boardwalk) to the Canadian Locks and the Attikamek trail (western end of boardwalk).

Echo Bay/Sylvan Valley

Iron, Bass, McCarrel, Desbarats, Gordon, Rock and Ottertail lakes can be fished for small mouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike and walleye (yellow pickerel). Some deep water lakes like Lonely and Patten are lake trout lakes. Smaller cold water lakes provide brook trout angling.

St. Joseph Island

The coastal waters of St. Joseph Island provide walleye, small mouth bass and northern pike fishing depending upon the shorelines. Streams flowing into the coastal waters are good for brook trout.

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