Chippewa County :
St. Mary's River
Sault Ste. Marie, Mi. and Ontario. Atlantic Salmon. Steelhead. Chinook. Pink Salmon. As the drain plug for Lake Superior the St. Mary's River, which seperates the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula from Ontario carries a tremendous amount of water south for 68 miles to Lake Huron. It ranks 8th among American rivers for rate of flow. One of the most diverse fisheries in North America the St. Mary's is home to 80 species of fish, at least of which 44 spawn here. This incredible body of water is world renowned for the Atlantic Salmon fishery in the Rapids. The rapids stretch across much of the river below the International Bridge and have become very popular with steelhead and salmon fishermen. Steelhead enter the rapids first, showing up from Lake Huron in early to mid-May.The run peaks around Memorial Day and then continues until mid-June. Atlantics show up in the Rapids in early May and this fishing continues until mid-June also. In the fall Pinks and Chinooks hit t! he rapids until mid-October. If fishing the Rapids use the buddy system. Don't do it alone and have a wading staff. Its best to get a guide for the first time at least. Of couse the fishing in the river downstream from the rapids is also excellent trolling from a boat. Lodging. Several Motels in area. River Cove Condo's (906-632-7075) Guides Karl Vogel (705-649-3313) Ray Ebert (705-254-4110) Canadian side. River Trolling. Al Tipton at River Cove Condo's.(906-632-7075).