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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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Trolling Down Under (Nicaragua)

We arose at 4:30 am on the morning of the fishing outing and paid $5 ($140 Cordoba with a 28 to 1 exchange rate) for 3 cups of instant coffee, which surprised me that in a country where they grow coffee beans, it’s hard to find a good cup of coffee (but that’s another story).

We were to be picked up at 5 am, but waited until 5:40 (Not surprising because Central America has no concept of time – yet another story) before our fishing adventure began.

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Dreaming – The American Great Loop

I often ask myself “what if…” and then insert some goal or desire I may have. For example, “what if we sold our printing business?” I’m sure I’d do more charter fishing. (See our printing business here) Recently I received a gift from one of my Keweenaw sightseeing clients. It’s a book titled “Bring Your […]

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Driving on the Ice and Fishing AK

“The days are short in December here in Alaska,” my son said as we prepared our ice gear for lake trout fishing for the next day. “We need to leave here by 6 am in order to have a decent day’s fishing before the sun sets.” In Anchorage, the sky starts to get light around […]

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Aquaculture in the Great Lakes? What Next?

As a charter fisherman and a long-time resident of the Great Lakes area, which includes Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, I am concerned with Michigan’s lawmakers apparent support of this kind of business in our pristine waters. Consider these Environmental Concerns: Drugs added to the fish pens Fish are raised in crowded pens, […]

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Where do YOU Come From?

At the start of my fishing and sightseeing charters, 6 years ago, I put up a United States map and had my clients stick a pin to represent their hometown (or where they were living at the time). I have it on the wall at our lake cottage where most of my fishing outings end. […]

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Summer Steelhead and Coho

On our Lake Superior charter fishing trips this summer, we’ve seen a few more steelhead (and coho salmon) caught than other summers and I’m sure it was because of the abundance of bait fish in our area. From early July to mid August, when it was calm in the Keweenaw, we’d see small minnows on […]

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Manitou Island Exploring (And Fishing)

I got a text requesting information about a Lake Superior Charter from a local mother and it said: “My friend and I would like to get out to Manitou Island to see the Gull Rock Lighthouse and do some exploring and agate picking. Do you do this, and how much would it cost?”   More […]

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Stannard Rock, Failed Attempt (but still a good day)

Anticipating a lake trout charter fishing trip to Stannard Rock with nurses Mike and Becky, I sent text and Facebook messages, called, and talked to my kids, relatives and fishing buddies about coming along on a trip to help out as my deckhand. Even though I was offering to pay someone for this day job […]

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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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