Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Costa Rica, Brule River
First Trip to St. Mary's Ontario
Hey All - I have a professional lumberjack sports competition (yes, these still happen) in Mackinaw City next weekend and am planning on making the hours drive up to the Sault to check out what I heard is a great fishery the following Monday and Tuesday.
I'm fairly experienced fly-fishing for Lake Superior steelhead on big and small waters and am finally getting the hang of my two hander. If anyone wants to share some advice about water selection, flies, or general tactics I would welcome it on here or in a PM, but please know that I have no expectations. I respect peoples hard earned knowledge and welcome putting in the time (and tough days) to figure out a new fishery. Moreover, I judge success more by what I learn than numbers of fish hooked or landed. Still, any bit of info helps.
I'm most concerned with getting the lowdown on staying safe and being able to access water where I have a chance at success. Any specific details on how to navigate the rapids and stay safe while accessing decent water will be appreciated. I'm young, fit, and will have the right gear, to wade aggressively if need be, but if you can tell me how to avoid that in these dangerous waters I will call upon the fishing gods to bestow good karma upon thee.
Also, any recommendations on a simple, cheap hotel to stay at while there? Internet would be nice. Security would be a pre-req too, as I'll have a bunch of expensive axes and saws with me.