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Fresh Fish! Keep it That Way!

I’ve been asked numerous times, “How do you cook your lake trout?” (or salmon), or “What’s your favorite recipe for coho?” My standard answer is “Just be careful not to overcook your fish. Like chicken, it’s real easy to cook too long and it ends up being too dry”. Then I’ll go on to say […]

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Honeybee Lure – Trout, Salmon, Steelhead

Check out this new lure, the Honeybee by Tamiron.com. It’s an aluminum body lure which is very light weight, so it starts to have decent action at a very low speed and still behaves very well at higher speeds over 3 mph – maybe even higher, but I don’t troll much faster than that anyway. […]

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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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Tagged and Clipped Fish

The Michigan DNR and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission stock lake trout and Salmon in Lake Superior (among other great lakes). They also track and monitor the habits of the fish by several different methods. One of the ways they do this is by clipping the adipose fin. (See Fin Clips on […]

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Local Splake, Lake Trout and Walleye Plantings

I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the start of our long winter… at least up here in the U.P. it’s pretty long. I had an invite to ice-fish for walleye this week in Mn… Red Lake and Lake of the Woods, but couldn’t find any willing and able partners from our locale […]

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Understanding Sonar

Sonar – The word comes from SOund NAvigation & Ranging. Some call them fish-finders and some just call them depth-finders. Call them what you may, but here I’ll clarify a common misunderstanding about what you see on the screen. What’s the difference between distance and depth when referring to sonar? There is a huge difference, […]

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“Fat” Lake Trout Myths

Yes, lake trout have more fat than walleye, crappie, white fish, salmon and others, but the lean lake trout that we catch have a 10% to 15% fat content. The other lake trout species, Siscowet – the deep “fats” – have over 50% fat content, but we rarely catch them, because we don’t fish that deep. Also, the fats in fish aren’t artery clogging saturated fats, but are the good, heart healthy omega-3 fats that are essential for growth.

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Using Stackers with Downrigger Trolling to Increase Catch Rate

Here is a video about a stacker… a device that I use on my boats when trolling with down-riggers or dipsy divers for salmon and lake trout.
The video covers most of it, but here are some key points to review: (see the video first.)

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“Fish-Eye-Views” of Trolling Spoons – Underwater

Well, it’s still snowing here in the Keweenaw and we have over 4 feet of ice on the lakes, but I’m having fun in my basement, testing and researching in order to improve next summers’ fishing on Lake Superior. I’ll be taking a boatload out to Stannard Rock on Memorial weekend and many more charters […]

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