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Modifying lures to make them more attractive

The typical fisherperson (to be politically correct) has favorite lures that go into the water time and time again, because they always seem to produce. What makes those lures attractive to fish?… Is it their unique action, colors, smell or rattle/vibration? It could be a combination of two or more of these. The typical fisherperson […]

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How Colors Look Deep in the Water

I spent the last few days at the Ultimate Fishing and Outdoor Rama in Grand Rapids wandering the floor, manning the Michigan Charter Boaters booth and attending seminars. (http://www.showspan.com/USG/Home.aspx) I had a good time, picked up a few helpful pointers and bought some more tackle and equipment to try out this summer, but this article […]

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First Real Video with some Editing

Posted a  video on YouTube to show how this test tank works. It’s been a lot of fun and I invite anyone who has one that you would like me to test, let me know. I can shoot a video or two of it and either post it, or send it to you. I have […]

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Take a kid fishing, it instilled a great memory and hobby in my mind!

I remember when I was a kid only 11 years old I caught my biggest and most memorable Splake Trout of my lifetime. (Here is a description and picts to see what they look like) I did a lot of bumming with my good buddy Porky and his dad who brought us places that were […]

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Getting ready for Christmas? Gift Certificates Available

If you are looking for that perfect gift for someone who love to fish or just to sightsee, here is a deal for you! I can take up to 6 people on my boat and your trip is somewhat customizable, but see my “Rates” page for some ideas. It still has last years’ rates listed, […]

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Hunting now until ice forms for fishing again.

Grand daughter Kiely, our newest one, only 2 months old. A week or so ago, family spent a night in Green Bay so Margaret could attend a seminar. Took the kids to Lambeau field and also attended a snowmobile trade show. Spent the last few days in the woods, not really hunting as much as […]

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Last Day on Lake Superior for the year, Spawning Lake Trout Done!

Wally, Sven, Stanley, Leo and I, spent a very nice day on the Big Lake yesterday (November 7). The water temp was 45 and the air around 50 with plenty of sunshine. We tried to find a new spawning area, but the depth was a little deeper than expected and we found no lakers. We […]

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Spawning Lake Trout in Lake Superior, Fall Fishing

Just a quick note about this week while after spawning lake trout. Four of us fished out of Traverse and caught 12 lakers, released one, much to the chagrin of the brother-in-law captain. I guess I won’t get any more invites from him 😉 Hope to go out again before winter sets in, but have […]

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Last Fishing day on Bete Grise for the year

2 of my kids took a day off of school on Friday to “work” with me on the water… explore new areas and look for spawning lakers. We launched under a light rain at 9 am, but the forecast was for nice weather for the day and by the time we dropped lines, it was […]

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Fishing Up-date, last 2 days fishing with the 19 foot Harbercraft

Got a slow start on Wednesday morning and finally got on the waters of Bete Grise with the Harbercraft with a party of 3. Steve, Nat and Janice, from Washington state had a small window of opportunity to fish and called me on Tuesday and we were able to go out on Wednesday with decent […]

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