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Sault ste. marie is one of ontario's best places to fish
Experience high calibre fishing in the legendary St. Mary’s Rapids, or fish year round for some of Canada’s most sought after species in the numerous lakes and rivers in the Algoma region.
Take advantage of this unique and historic fishing destination with local experts for a full or half day guided experience; all equipment and bait provided. Links to guides can be found at the bottom of the page.
No.1 – Fly Fishing in the legendary St. Mary’s river rapids
Located in the downtown core of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the St. Mary’s River is legendary for its annual runs of Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. In the heart of the Great Lakes where Lake Superior flows to Lake Huron, this historic fishery is home to a vast variety of iconic Canadian species.
An original gathering place for the Anishinaabe peoples of the Great Lakes, this historic location is renowned in the fishing community. Accessible only from the Canadian side the rapids offer wadeable open river conditions that will challenge your angling savvy. Get your feet wet and test your skill where Lake Superior meets Lake Huron.
Target iconic Canadian species including Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon and four kinds of Pacific Salmon!
No.2 – Northern River Fishing
We take our fishing very seriously! Sault Ste. Marie is a year round playground for anglers of any skill. Your gateway to a unique guided adventure, experience fishing for some of Canada’s most iconic species in the numerous rivers available all over the Algoma Region.
Enjoy a fully equipped day of fishing action with a local expert and guide. Spin, troll, wade or shore fish the remote wilderness visiting one of the hundreds of tributaries in the Algoma Region. Distance to rivers can vary from 5 minutes to 2 hours in any direction.
Target various species including Bass, Walleye, Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead or Rainbow Trout.
No.3 – Great Lakes Fishing
Experience fishing the Great Lakes with your personal local guide. Fly fishing, spin fishing, kayak fishing or boat fishing are all available.
Fishing from the comfort of your personal boat or a beautiful northern shoreline, the options are endless. Offering year round, world-class freshwater fishing, accompanied by a vast wilderness and an abundance of wildlife; you won’t be disappointed exploring
the natural beauty of Algoma with one of Sault Ste. Marie’s top anglers.
Target the generous population of Trout, including Brook Trout, Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout or during specific times of the year, various species of salmon. Click here to read about fishing in Lake Superior Provincial Park.
No.4 – Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie
Ice fishing is a true northern experience you can build an entire vacation around. Dress warm, pack for the day and snowmobile or snowshoe into a remote lake in the surrounding Algoma Region.
Take in the peaceful surroundings, winter scenery and wildlife, cutting through layers of thick ice from the comfort of a warm ice hut. Full gear provided with a local ice fishing guide.
Target various species including Trout, Panfish, Walleye or Northern Pike. Click here to read about ice fishing just north of the city.
Sault Ste. Marie has some of the best fishing guides in the business. Click below for more information.