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Memories (or NOT)

Joy (not her real name) called me last week, wondering if I have time to take her 75 year old husband out charter fishing next Monday. Harold has had Alzheimer’s for many years and she has hired me, perhaps a dozen times over the last few years to take him out fishing on Lake Superior. We […]

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Fishing and Wishing I was Fishing (Trolling)

For the last few weeks, we’ve had really good coho fishing in the Copper Harbor, Bete Gris, Keweenaw area. We’ve even had a few browns, steel head and a splake on charters and pleasure fishing. On Saturday, August 22nd, I fished with my boys on Lac La Belle in the annual Kids’ Fishing Tournament. We caught a […]

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Killing and Gutting the Fish

As we set some lures out for salmon and steel head, I got a call from a Maryland family who wanted to get out for some trout that very same afternoon. Lucky for them, I had the afternoon un-scheduled, so I said “Sure, I can take you out, but I can’t talk to you now, I’ll have to call you back later.”

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Sighseeing with the Ladies

There was a knock on my door as I was mentally preparing for an afternoon lighthouse cruise out to Manitou Island Lighthouse and Gull Rock. (No charter fishing on this one) “Come on in!” I shouted, over the din of Andy playing on the keyboard. He’s just learning how to sound out songs and was […]

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A Mixed Bag (of fish and people)

With the clients above, we caught undersized walleye, small mouth bass, norther pike, perch, crappie, lake trout, steel head and salmon.

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Fighting a Brown Trout

Without giving away too many secrets, early season is always good for shallow water (less than 15 feet) fishing for lake trout, salmon, steel head and brown trout. The water temperatures away from shore are undesirable for most fish, so they seek out the warmer waters near shore. Also, the bait fish hang out closer […]

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Dock Building, Trolling and Fishing in General

So, what’s been happening here in the Upper Peninsula this spring? I’m happy to report that all the ice is gone from lake superior and the trout and salmon fishing season is starting off pretty well. Early this spring, I’ve been working on a new dock for my 30 foot charter boat, but is on […]

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Off Season Indoor FUN!

I sat in on a special shout-out for TUNA – Dave Carraro of National Geographic’s hit show “Wicked Tuna” – where the curious audience fired questions at him to find out how he gets to be paid for this passion.

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Effective Trolling Method

A while ago, I did a video on a dypsy diver, which is a device I use pretty extensively to fish for Chinook salmon. coho salmon, steelhead and lake trout. It’s a device that gets your lure down deep in the water column when fishing in water deeper than about 30 feet. Of course it […]

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Ultroviolet Light and Fishing

Fishing can be a simple matter of throwing a worm on a hook, tossing it in the water, and hoping a fish grabs it, then reeling it in. On the other end of the spectrum, some of us like to be more scientific about it and complicate the equation. We try to figure out the […]

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