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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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Memorable Isle Royale Trip

  It was a warm summer Friday in August and I was hoping to go to Isle Royale on my boat for some of the finest lake superior fishing, following a couple of my buddies behind their larger boats. I had my 19 foot welded aluminum Harbercraft. (Yes it is spelled Harber, not Harbor…) and […]

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Short Summary of last Summer

We had a great summer in 2009 at Lac La Belle in spite of the less than ideal Copper Country weather. Most people said the weather was lousy and I suppose it was, but we hardly noticed, except for a few days that were too rough to get out to our hot spot. We fished […]

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Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Sault St. Marie

  Roger, Leo and I spent a couple of days last summer with Captain Travis White http://tinyurl.com/kpfyhw Fishing in the St. Mary’s river was a little different than I’m used to with a pretty strong current using fly rods for trolling while casting a leaded jig with a Gulp minnow (http://tinyurl.com/lzlmcg) on a 7′ 6″ […]

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Ice Fishing OR Fishing for Ice?

Our usual Saturday in the winter time is spent at the ski hill, but since the snow conditions were not ideal last weekend, I decided to take the boys ice fishing. We stayed at the Lac La Belle camp so that we were closer to our expected fishing hole in the Harbor. A few peculiarities […]

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To Fish or not to Fish – Sales and Fishing Similarities

There are many similarities between fishing and growing a business and the more I fish, the more I learn about business. Here is some of what I’ve learned: Species – Do you want to catch certain species like pike, bass, perch, laketrout, salmon, halibut, specled trout. Any fish or only a certain kind? Is your […]

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Hand Line Fishing

One of my most favorite ways to fish is with a hand line, wound around a large spool. The Finnish word for the spool is këpy and is pronounced gebuu (sort of). We use them for ice fishing for lakers and for bobbing at Isle Royale for the same. The spool is designed so one […]

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