Whitefish · Corégone · Adikameg
The St. Marys River has provided Indigenous peoples with fish for millennia. It is recognized throughout North America as a prime year-round fishing location. Here you can watch people catching whitefish in the early spring and the fall.
Indigenous peoples used to use dip nets, (a large net at the end of a long pole) to catch whitefish. Although dip nets are no longer used, it is still common to smoke, dry, or cook whitefish on a stick and eat it on the spot according to traditional practices.
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Question 1“Adikameg”, meaning “caribou of the waters” is Ojibway for what?
Question 2Which famous American author enjoyed fishing here?
Question 3Which kinds of fish can be found in the St. Marys River?
Question 4Which seasons are the best for catching whitefish? Why?
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