Spring Steelhead Fishing

May 13-17, 2020

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 access 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 run that begins as the fall starts to cool the water. 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 on 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 you do meet are always friendly and eager to chat and accommodate.  

The other great advantage to fishing the region is the number of rivers one can choose to fish at any given time. If one system has too much water for ideal fishing conditions, another river will be just right. Vice Versa, if water levels are low on smaller tributaries, larger ones should be prime to fish. With 7 rivers to access in the nearby area, something is always possible even when conditions are 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. 

This 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. 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 make the most of each fishing day. 

Jesse resides near Creemore, Ontario with his wife Wendy and son River, where he works as a guide and fish habitat restoration coordinator. 


2020 Prices (tax additional)

Session limited to a max of 5 anglers

Dates: May 13-17, 2020

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

Early Bird Pricing in effect until March 31, 2020. Save 5% using the code EARLYFISH

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Single or double accommodations at Rock Island Lodge (each room with private washroom)
All meals – dinner on arrival to pack lunch on departure 
Fishing Guide; Jesse Wright
Shuttles, canoes and canoe guide for Michipicoten River day trip
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