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Jeff and Daughter Jessica 5 Fish

Fished today with these two very nice people, Jeff and Jessica, a father and daughter. I was surprised by a couple of things… One was that we caught a laker only 20 feet below the surface on a planer board with a clip weight. Also got surprised by a nice 5 lb king salmon. Only […]

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Fishing and dock up-date

Over the holiday weekend, Memorial Day, we fished on Lake Superior for lake trout and coho 4 times. The Coho were in too close to fish with my boat, so we went after lakers. Had a few issues with downriggers that set us back, but managed to catch our share anyway, with only one working […]

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Dock Building Project at Lac La Belle

Dock project is moving along… have most of my lumber for decking and skirting and the stringers are cut, peeled and drying. I say MOST of the lumber, because I’m a little short of cedar decking. On Tuesday, I Paul T. and I cut up about 40 logs, 1/2 cedar and 1/2 spruce with his […]

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Pre-season

Wow, not much happening around here as far as fishing for lake trout goes with all of the prep work going on. Still waiting for parts for new boat and working on the dock at Lac La Belle. We are about 1/2 done with the dock and plan to have it done by June 1st. […]

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Working on the new dock at Lac La Belle

 Finally got out to Lac La Belle to work on the dock today and made a lot of progress in spite of not having bro-in-law, Wally OR son Leo. Martin and Roger were a great help in getting the cribs moved into the lake and in position and filling them with rock that Mohawk Sand […]

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Safety, and MUST HAVE, Equipment for Your Boat

  The summer, and boating/fishing season is almost upon us, and in order to enjoy it on your boat, you need to be prepared. Aside from the fact that some of the items are required by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) they just make sense to have along so you’re covered in case of […]

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Building cribs for a dock at Lac La Belle

Enjoying the weather lately at Lac la Belle whole building a new dock for my new boat, the “FishinMission.” My boys, Wally and I cut trees from out property last winter and had planned to build on the ice before it melted, but spring weather came earlier than expected. My plan was to get rock […]

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Sport and Recreation show in Grand Rapids, MI

Wow, what an exiting weekend in the city! I spent a few days at the annual Grand Rapids Sport and Rec show, helping out at the Michigan Charter Boaters Association (MCBA) booth. Kids and adults enjoyed the fishing simulator where you could choose a species of fish to fight and try to score the best […]

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Which is best for fishing for Lake Trout?

One would think that newer, nice looking Diamond King lure would work better than the old and worn out one, but these lures are almost identical (both Diamond Kings, same colors and size) and the one with the peeling paint still outproduces the new one. We all have out favorites and some of us have/need/want […]

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Prepare now for next summer on the water.

  Now is the time to go through your fishing equipment to make sure you are ready for the summer . It’s never too early, because before you know it, spring will be gone, the lakes will be open and you’ll want to get out there on the water. Here’s a list to get you […]

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