Fish 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. Mary‘s River has been rated one of the top ten trout fishing rivers in Ontario. Author Ernest Hemingway once said "....the best rainbow trout fishing in the world is in the rapids of the Canadian Soo..." You can fish close by on the St. Mary’s River city waterfront, or head up Highway 17 to Lake Superior and its watershed or try the inland lakes of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Our Trailhead Adventure Hosts can recommend area charters, guides, outfitters, or direct you to some favourite local spots. Whether a resident or non-resident, fishing in Ontario requires a valid fishing licence. If you have your own boat, you can launch from a number of marinas or put-ins. Read more...
Just a 52 km/32mi. drive from the Inn, with east access from the highway, this river mouth is known for rainbow trout, especially in the Spring. Across from the falls is a diner and tackle shop, and access to a sandy Lake Superior beach. There are also hiking trails and a picnic site, making this spot ideal for a family affair.
Lake Superior Provincial Park boasts one of the finest Brook Trout fisheries in North America. Trout are fussy fish; they like their water clean, well oxygenated and cold. Find 4 kinds of trout in the park: Brook, Lake, Rainbow Trout and Splake. NOTE: There is a ban on the use and possession of live baitfish (live minnows and crayfish) in the park and no motorized water craft are allowed except on Lake Superior.
You can shore fish from the piers built along the Sault Ste. Marie waterfront boardwalk, or from Bellevue Park on the east side of town. Or fish the St. Mary’s Rapids for spring rainbow trout. Or you can hire a charter or individual guide. A spin-casting mecca, the St. Mary’s offers up various species of trout and salmon, and whitefish and pickerel, depending on the season.
My first stay at the Water Tower Inn was after a family trip across Canada. We pulled in to the brand new facility in the wee hours of the morning after 5 weeks of camping. It was heavenly!!!! So much so that it became our first and last night stop whenever we headed west. Those stays are something of a legend in my family and this July I had the chance to show my son why. On a cold rainy day, coming back from Thunder Bay, we ditched the tent and checked in on our last night. I wouldn't have thought it could be better than my memories but it was. From the warm welcome at the front desk to the 2 hours we spent in the water. Thanks to the wonderful staff, facility and service the legend continues!- Dawn