Hotspot – St. Mary’s Surprise

St. Mary’s Rapids – N 46° 30.448′ W 84° 20.886′

Today’s Hotspot is known as the St. Mary’s Rapids, directly adjacent to the city of Sault Ste. Marie. The waypoint on your screen will get you there.

We chose this Hotspot because of its easy access to a variety of fish species. You can hire a local guide to get you there, or you can drop your boat in just downriver at a very well-maintained boat launch. Those without a boat can also access these rapids with waders. If you do run a boat, use your depth finder to keep yourself aware of the upcoming rocks and boulders that could do you and your boat harm as you venture farther upstream. Five feet or less could spell trouble! We ran our rig upriver into the rapids, then cast out a variety of baits while drifting back down with the current. When wading, cast out and upstream, letting your presentation drift down naturally.

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