Algoma, specifically the St. Marys River System and Sault Ste. Marie, is one of the most well known and top places to fish for salmon, trout and walleye in North America. From Rainbow, Lake, Chinook, Coho, Pink and Atlantic Salmon we pretty much have it all and are extremely lucky to be able to fish for the species right in the city.
One of the most underrated and least pressured species we have in our system is the largemouth bass. There really isn't a lot of people in our area that willingly go out and target these fish or even know that they are around. I can count on one hand the number of actual bass anglers we have in our area. If you follow me, it won't take long for you to tell that I am one those bass addicts and why I call this place a trophy largemouth bass fishery. With countless fish seen and caught in the 5-pound. class and numerous 6- and even 7-pound. fish I consider our fishery one of the best in Ontario. You would also be surprised by how many other lakes these fish are actually in our area.
If you are looking to catch some of these great fish, you’ll definitely have to travel off the main channel and river areas. Try to find those major back bays off the main channel that have shallower water and cover. These fish love cover and, also shade. Cover can mean everything from weed beds, weed lines, lily pads, matted vegetation, rocks, wood and man-made structures like docks.
- Kevin King