Lately, my line of work (pun intended and not a bad, “4 letter word” in my line, it’s having fun) in by basement, testing and experimenting with lures and hook weights.
We're quite a catch!
– 3-time client, Mike
Thanks for the great charter. Will try to do again next year. Thanks to (deckhand) Doug as well.
Brian – most appreciation from our entire family of fishers for the fine service and great experience. Max’s 8 pounder was exciting, but so was every smaller fish! You are a quality guy. Jack ain’t bad, either! Best regards to you and family
Thank you! We loved our trip – more importantly, the groom loved the trip!
Back in the heat of Texas now, though Missing that cool breeze off the top of Lake Superior.
Thanks so much for your time on Friday with my family giving them a great fishing experience. In my job role I work very closely with our safety department so I was very impressed with your safety orientation and explanation of all the safety features on the boat.
Janice, Kathryn, and I truly enjoyed our fishing experience aboard the “Fishin Mission”. Definitely one of the highlights of our vacation. The salmon were great on the grill that evening.
Hi Brian! We had such a great time fishing last summer! Tim and I are looking ahead at our schedule and hoping to be able to book another trip with you! Sharon and I had one of the best times we have had for awhile. I shipped 30lbs of lake trout home and though they were frozen everyone had enjoyed some fantastic lake Superior lake trout. We have recommended your service to anyone who has been interested.
Just wanted to let you know I drove back a day early to use my day off to smoke the fish. I used a pickling spice brine overnight, let dry, and smoked at 180 deg. for 7 hours. An old captain in Grand Haven suggested a light brush of maple syrup just before done. The fish was fantastic! I can’t wait to share at work.
We all enjoyed the time we spent out on the water. The fish tasted great and your son and you both were very enjoyable to be with. We will surely see you again next time we are up that way.
– Susan and Martin
Great trip, hope to get back one of these years!
– Dan Langford (and his wife Ann who planned the surprise) - Pinckney, MichiganWow! What a way to celebrate my birthday! Couldn’t ask for better weather or a better fishing experience out at Stannard Rock. Not only did I catch the fish of a lifetime with that thirty-pound Laker, but diving off the boat at the lighthouse was the icing on the cake. Your pleasant personality, knowledge of the sport and the surrounding area, and many fish stories all helped to make the trip enjoyable – oh and I don’t want to forget the delicious smoked Lake Trout snack.
“Thanks Brian – for a great day of late September lake trout fishing. If you ordered the weather it could not have been better. Sunny skies and calm winds made for some comfortable time on the water. The Fishin’ Mission is a great boat to get out on Superior in and the lake trout were biting pretty good with several over 6 pounds. Mike was delighted with the catch – for him a first!
If you want an enjoyable fishing trip with a great guy, give Sand Point Charters a call and schedule some time with Captain Brian! Thanks again from both of us!”
The last few weeks have gone by lickity split. For those not familiar with the term, “lickity split” just means “very quickly” or “fast.” (So what else is new? Time always goes fast when you’re having fun, right?) On the ice, the fishing has been decent, but I’ve had a skunk-day and a few slow […]
I finally got to try out my new Echotail bladebait made by Vibrations Tackle, LLC on some lake trout! It was a great success, too! Saturday started off VERY cold (at least for us Yoopers) at 5 below F, so I wasn’t in a hurry to get out on the ice. There are lots […]
In preparing for the summer trolling for lake trout on Lake Superior, your tackle needs to be properly prepared. Get the proper sized snaps, bead swivels or bearing swivels to match your lures so that the action isn’t negatively affected. I’ve seen lots of “wrong-sized” and cheap, ineffective terminations over the years and using the […]
Recently, Margie, Bruce and myself traveled to the Detroit area to attend the annual fishing show in the Novi Showplace. As always, it was great… if you like fishing, that is. Margie, Bruce, brother Karl and nephews Dwight and Zack only spent a couple hours there, but I spent the entire day and could have […]
Who is this rough-looking, dejected fisherman? Read on to get the story behind it. Thanks to all of you who have hired me to take you fishing or sightseeing. It’s been a really enjoyable summer for me and you helped to make it so. You are helping me pursue my passion while you have fun […]
We had a great trip to Stannard Rock last week with fairly calm waters and a nice warm day. We set out from Lac La Belle just before 7 am in the dark and fog, but as we approached lake Superior we realized it was only near-shore… the big lake was clear and calm. Less […]
The boating and fishing season is winding down :-(, but I am still fishing for lake trout, coho and kigs for another month or so. On Monday, we left Lac La Belle in the fog, but Lake Superior was as clear and as pretty as could be as we made our way out near Bear […]
Following is an article I wrote for the Michigan Charter Boaters Association newsletter as I serve as Port Captain for our local port. After the article is an up-date on trolling in Bete Grise lately and how we are catching fish. “As a charter operator who targets lake trout in the Keweenaw for many of […]
Fishing is still great in the Keweenaw Peninsula out of Lac la Belle with some salmon – both coho and kings – and lots of Lake Trout near Bear Bluff and Manitou Island. Recently on the Helm-n-Buoys I took out a couple of volunteer firemen (3 time client Mel and 2 time, Ron). We had […]