Wawa's Annual Salmon Fishing Derby draws a huge crowd each year! The Derby takes place on Lake Superior in Michipicoten Bay, and is traditionally held the third weekend in August.

Salmon Fishing at sunsetWawa’s Annual Salmon Fishing Derby

During the three day tournament, most fish are caught by downrigging through depths that can vary from near the surface, to 120 feet or deeper. Popular baits are dodger and fly combinations as well as cut bait and a variety of plugs and spoons. Salmon over 20 pounds are caught regularly.

Anglers registered can test the waters and have a chance at winning money during the five-day pre-fishing, when a daily cash prize will be awarded for the largest salmon. All fishing is in Michipicoten Bay—from Minnekona Point to the North, South to Brulé Point. The event is run out of Buck’s Marina at the junction of the Michipicoten and Magpie Rivers, about five kilometres south of the town of Wawa.

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