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Fishing and dock up-date

Over the holiday weekend, Memorial Day, we fished on Lake Superior for lake trout and coho 4 times. The Coho were in too close to fish with my boat, so we went after lakers. Had a few issues with downriggers that set us back, but managed to catch our share anyway, with only one working […]

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Dock Building Project at Lac La Belle

Dock project is moving along… have most of my lumber for decking and skirting and the stringers are cut, peeled and drying. I say MOST of the lumber, because I’m a little short of cedar decking. On Tuesday, I Paul T. and I cut up about 40 logs, 1/2 cedar and 1/2 spruce with his […]

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Pre-season

Wow, not much happening around here as far as fishing for lake trout goes with all of the prep work going on. Still waiting for parts for new boat and working on the dock at Lac La Belle. We are about 1/2 done with the dock and plan to have it done by June 1st. […]

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Working on the new dock at Lac La Belle

 Finally got out to Lac La Belle to work on the dock today and made a lot of progress in spite of not having bro-in-law, Wally OR son Leo. Martin and Roger were a great help in getting the cribs moved into the lake and in position and filling them with rock that Mohawk Sand […]

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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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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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