Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Sault St. Marie

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Leo's Atlantic Salmon from the St. Mary's. Aggressive Fighters!

Leo's Atlantic Salmon from the St. Mary's With Captain Travis White. Aggressive Fighters!


Roger, Leo and I spent a couple of days last summer with Captain Travis White http://tinyurl.com/kpfyhw
Fishing in the St. Mary’s river was a little different than I’m used to with a pretty strong current using fly rods for trolling while casting a leaded jig with a Gulp minnow (http://tinyurl.com/lzlmcg) on a 7′ 6″ medium weight rod with 6 lb test line. After learning this method, I have fished it successfully on Lake Superior for Lake Trout. It’s a blast to fight a larger fish on 6 lb test line and light tackle. Especially the Atlantic Salmon, a hard fighting fish that jumps out of the water, sometimes 5′ high! See a live cam and lots of fish at: http://tinyurl.com/lmqvf3
The weather was cold for this time of year and the barometric pressure was really low, which affected the feeding of the fish in a bad way. According to the captain, Atlantics like the sunshine like us human beings. If the sun shines they feed, and when it’s cloudy, they are hard to catch. In spite of the rain and cold, it was a real learning experience and relaxing to be away from the office. I just wish we had the Atlantics here in the Copper Country, since it’s a 5 hour drive to the Sault for us.
Locally,we fish on the on the scum line this for Coho, Steelhead and Lakers. You can cehck out the latest water temps here: http://tinyurl.com/mrqjpn
One of few Atlantic Salmon caught on the St. Mary's

One of few Atlantic Salmon caught on the St. Mary's

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About Brian Helminen

Brian is the owner and Captain of Sand Point Charters, LLC. He also owns and operates Designotype Printers, Inc. with his wife, Margaret. They have a cottage on Lac La Belle that can be rented by the week in the summertime.

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