The rivers of Algoma are blessed with good runs of steelhead in both the spring and fall. The most popular river to fish for steelhead is the St. Marys River that runs through Sault Ste Marie. Steelhead can be targeted in June and throughout the fall in this river. This river is good for nymph fishing, swinging a fly or even using a spey rod! It has easy wading and good numbers of big fish.
Many people ask the question: Are Rainbow trout and Steelhead the same fish? While they are the same species, they have different ways of life. Steelhead spend part of their lives in the sea. These fish generally are streamlined in shape, are silvery or brassy in colour. Steelhead tend to run up river. Rainbow trout on the other hand, spend most of their lives in freshwater. Rainbows have multi-hued colours: their bodies are blue, green, or yellow shading to silvery white on the underside with a pink-red stripe that runs down the length of their body from gills to tail, and black spots along their backs. Rainbows tend to run downriver.
Blue Fox Camp
Elliot Lake, Ontario
A unique Northern Ontario fly-in facility located on Lake Kirkpatrick, this area is the only self-propagating trout fishing preserve in Ontario.
Misty Mountain Fly Shop / McCauley’s Motel
Havilland Bay, Ontario
Quality hand-tied flies for local fisheries. Large supply of materials, fly catalogues & pattern resources. Largest fly fishing retail in the North.
On The Fly Fishing Company
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
We are a fly only guiding company operating on the St. Mary's Rapids in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada as well as many other river tributaries.
|Business Name||Address||City/Town||Phone Number|
|Blue Fox Camp||Kirkpatrick Lake||Elliot Lake ON, P0R 1B0||519-265-7756|
|John Giuliani Fishing Adventures||352 Cathcart St||Sault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 1G1||705-575-5570|
|Misty Mountain Fly Shop / McCauley’s Motel||5235 Hwy 17 N||Havilland Bay ON, P0S 1E0||705-649-5813|
|On The Fly Fishing Company||120 McFadden Ave.||Sault Ste. Marie ON, P6C 4S9||705-943-8386|