Naturally Superior Fishing

Session #1: May 11 to May 15
Session #2: May 15 to May 19

Being situated in a fishing paradise has its advantages. Rock Island Lodge is situated at the mouth of one of the finest steelhead rivers in Ontario, the Michipicoten. It is also a perfect entry point to accessing the beautiful rivers of Lake Superior Provincial Park. 

Each year salmon and steelhead flood into the Lake Superior’s rivers starting in August. The salmon run starts with the chinooks and pinks and concludes with the coho as the fall starts to cool the waters. October then sees fresh steelhead (rainbow trout living in Lake Superior) begin their annual migration into the rivers, and this run continues through winter and peaks in April and May. 

Fishing the spring steelhead runs in Lake Superior rivers is unlike any other river fishing experience in Ontario. Due to both a great number of productive runs, and a small population of residents fishing them, you can always find space to fish and water of your own. This is never shoulder to shoulder fishing, and those do you meet are always friendly and eager to chat and accommodate.  

The other great advantage to fishing the region is the variety and range of river systems it contains. If one system has too much water for ideal fishing conditions, another smaller river will be just right. Vice Versa, if water levels are down on smaller tributaries, larger ones should be prime to target staging fish. With 7 rivers to access in the nearby area, something is always possible even when conditions area tough. 

Natural Superior Adventures offers guided experiences to phenomenal wilderness fishing opportunities, and combined with the sheer beauty of the lodge and its backdrop Gichi-gami, it is truly an angler’s paradise. 

Each session provides for 2 days group exploratory fishing and one a day canoe outfitted day on the Michipicoten River. Jesse will be accompanied by a Naturally Superior Adventures guide.

Rock Island Lodge

Situated on Lake Superior’s wilderness coast, adjacent to the Michipicoten River and just off the Trans-Canada Highway near Wawa, Ontario, Rock Island Lodge provides boutique, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations for anglers, adventure travellers and nature enthusiasts. We offer the only waterfront accommodations for over 400 kilometres (250 miles) on the Lake Superior Circle Tour.

The lodge has two rooms each with a queen bed and two 2 rooms each with two queen beds.

About Jesse Wright

Jesse has been guiding fishing in Ontario for the past 15 years, and fishing salmon and steelhead in Lake Superior’s rivers for the last 10. He specializes in float fishing, conventional fishing, and fly fishing techniques for salmon and steelhead. He brings a friendly and teaching-based approach to guiding fishing; one that includes knowledge sharing, ecological mindfulness, a good sense of humour, and a focus and commitment to put my clients on fish.

Jesse resides near Creemore, Ontario with his wife Wendy and son River, where he guides steelhead fishing on local rivers from October to March.

2019 Prices (tax additional)

Two sessions, each limited to a max of 5 anglers

Session #1: May 11 late afternoon – May 15 morning
Session #2: May 15 late afternoon – May 19 morning

Single occupancy: $1,598 CAD
Double occupancy per person: $1,388 CAD