Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Rapids at the Soo

Here is a shot of the St. Mary's River Rapids from the International Bridge that connects Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Canada on the left, U.S. on the right. The St. Mary's is the connecting water from Lake Superior to Lake Huron. It hosts an assortment of coldwater species 12 months a year. From the bridge it looks easy to wade and fish, but it is a different story when you are actually there. The water is vodka-clear making the depth hard to judge with boulders that range from house to golf ball-sized. The current runs 10-14 miles an hour. A wading staff, studs on your wading shoes, and lots of caution are needed to fish the main rapids area, this is some of the gnarliest wading you'll find anywhere.

The Soo Locks are on the right hand side and allow ships to bypass the rapids.

1 comment:

PJ said...

Fishdog - I was put in touch with your site from Steve S. through Flickr. I could not find a contact link for Jerry Darkes on your site. I am from TheRockyRiver.com attempting to reach Jerry, regarding an image of your dog here:


We would like to talk to you regarding a potential article about you and your dog on our site. Please email me at info@therockyriver.com. Apologies for going about contacting you in a comment - PJ