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Itching to fish, visited Menahga, Mn instead

Got a call from Urho on Thursday with an invite to go to Isle Royale for a weekend of fishing the best waters on the lake, but I passed it up. Sometimes NORMAL life plans get in the way and I have to spend time with the family. Instead our family spent last weekend in […]

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Smoking Lake Trout, Coho Salmon and Steelhead

Taking a day off to smoke some fish. My smoker is a propane fired, 4 rack box with a small chip box to create smoke from apple chunks. You can see the wood pieces on the top. I use only one slice of wood, or only enough to fill the small chip box once, to […]

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Final trip of the season on Fishin’ Mission – Still chartering Harbercraft

Last Sunday afternoon we cruised from Copper Harbor out to Manitou Island to see the Manitou light and Gull Rock with a crew from California. I had the Fishin’ Mission moored at the Township dock for a few days since we had fished at Horseshoe Harbor a few days before, so on this trip we […]

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Fishing near Horseshoe Harbor, Copper Harbor

This past Wednesday was too windy to fish in Bete Grise and most of the lakers have moved out, so we went around the point to fish the north shore instead. The ride out started in Lac La Belle as very calm… it was like glass and we were the only ones disturbing the surface. […]

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Up Date, fishing in Bete Grise, Agate Falls and O Kun De Kun Falls

Last week, Evelyn, my 25 year old daughter and I fished for lake trout in Bete Grise for a few hours and came back with a nice 9 pounder (which I did not get a picture of) and the 3 pound laker that she is holding. There’s a story behind the larger fish… I set […]

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Stream fishing in Ottawa National Forest

Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, our family took a ride to Agate Falls and Bond Falls down in Ontonagan county in the Ottawa National Forest. Calvin and Brucey, 2 of my sons with “fishing” in their blood and I fished the flowage and the river for most of the time that our family spent there. Our day […]

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Exploratory fishing and fishing for pleasure

Yesterday, neighbor Kurt and I pushed off of the dock at Lac La Belle at 9 am for a full day of relaxing aboard the “Fishin Mission.” I had tried, un-successfully to get more guys to go, but they all had some kind of excuse…”…have to work,” “wife is on call,” or whatever else keeps […]

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Fishing Up-date out of Lac la Belle in Lake Superior

Lots of wind is causing delays and cancellations of fishing plans and stirring up the waters. Last Thursday, I brought out a dad and son from South Eastern Mn who were here trying un-successfully to fish the local streams for brookies. I guess they’d have to talk to Jim Juntilla to find out where to […]

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Last 2 Fishing trips Including Windy fishing day on Bete Grise for Lake Trout and Coho

On Sunday, some of my older kids and their girl friends, along with my mother and wife’s mother went for a ride to Manitou Island for the afternoon. Surprisingly, at least to me, nobody wanted to fish, but fishing was part of my mission for the day. I was prepared to fish myself, but My […]

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Stannard Rock Sightseeing and Fishing the “Hot spot”

The two most recent trips were last Thursday and Friday…Yesterday was too windy to get out. Thursdays trip was only supposed to be out to Manitou, but it was so nice and flat on the water, and my crew wanted to see the “Rock” so we decided on the “spur of the moment” to go […]

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