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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 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 ( 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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Fishing Lakers in the Fall

  One October day last fall, I had a hard time finding a fishing partner since it was a work day for most and it was raining. I called a few business owners, and close friends, but they were all busy making money. Others that I thought could take off, either did not want to […]

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The “Fishin’ Mission”

Setting up a new boat for next summer – 30′ Aria Cruisers. Needs a little maintenance on the drives and some new clear window canvas.

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Vision of next summer – Sand Point Charters

It is mid-June, 2010 and I am on the “Fishin’ Mission” on our way out to Stannard Rock Light, a reef located about 35 miles south west of the Mendota Lighthouse. I have on board my new boat, two of my kids and 6 excited customers looking forward to catching their share of the healthy […]

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Sand Point Charters

A family-friendly charter company that specializes in fishing on Lake Superior and sightseeing the Keweenaw Peninsula, with Captain Brian Helminen. Prepare yourself to have a great time, whether you come to fish for lake trout, steelhead and salmon, tour around the numerous local lighthouses, celebrate a special event on the water, or just want to see […]

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