St. Mary's River Atlantic Salmon

July 1, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

You don’t need to spend $300 a day to pursue Altantic salmon, according to Eric Sharp in the Detroit Free Press. Just take a small boat to the St. Mary’s River on the U.S./Canada border and take advantage of the incredibly successful stocking program that was started in the 1990s. “Atlantic salmon usually reach the Upper St. Marys at the Soo in June and feed on smelt in the open river through August. In September, the Atlantics begin to move into the rapids on the Canadian side, where they will spawn in November and December. There they are targeted by fly anglers using traditional nymphing and streamer techniques.”