St. Mary's Salmon Run Starts Late But Looks Strong

July 10, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

If you are lucky enough to live in Michigan and can afford an extra tank of gas and an Ontario fishing license, extraordinary fishing for Atlantic salmon awaits on the St. Mary’s River, which forms the border between Michigan and Canada. “‘I think this year we’ll be targeting Atlantics right into August, when the Chinooks arrive,’ said [guide John] Giuliani, who draws clients from Europe as well as from across North America. ‘They’re really fat this year. The 2-year-olds are 5-10 pounds, the 3-year olds are 13-20, and we’ve seen 4- or 5-year-old fish that were just huge.'” Eric Sharp in the Detroit Free Press.