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 […]
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!”
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 […]
With many mouths to feed at their family reunion, the pressure was on to catch a bunch of fish for engineering consultant Larry, army human relations manager Lee and their families. We pushed off from Lac la Belle for a “later than usual” start at 9 am with the request that we catch a bunch […]
Local saw mill GM John brought his family out for a day on Lake Superior for some charter fishing for Lake Trout. We left Lac la Belle at 8 am and headed straight out into Bete Grise to the deep waters of Lake Superior to troll for the deep dwelling trout. After landing a few […]
We’ve had a few windy days and a few that I had other obligations, but here is a what we’ve done lately on my Harbercraft. Two Chicagoan couples spent a calm day on Lake Superior as we trolled for Coho for a short time before heading out to special spots for Lake Trout. The morning […]
Our lake trout from the Keweenaw waters (or Copper Country as some call it) are the best looking, leanest and most tasty lakers in the entire world. OK, I realize that’s a bold statement to make, but just look at these fillets of the limit of lake trout that I caught this morning. It was […]
I spent 4 out of the last 5 days on the water fishing with an IT man, a nurse, some MTU students, a 3M Engineer, some kids… a mixture of people from thither and yon… in other words, all over the map. We’ve had lots of fish boated, lots lost to in-experience and much fun […]
Sunday today, rain and wind will keep me on (wet) land today instead of on the water. Coho Salmon have been active on pink, black and green spoons as well as a spin and glow every now and then. Pulled in a Coho from down deep at 100 feet, but mostly on the surface […]
We’re seeing some Coho Salmon among the Lake Trout and Small Mouth Bass lately, although with the low pressure we saw on Saturday, fishing was a little slow with Dr. Mike. That day we caught a couple Coho, but couldn’t catch a trout to save my life! (well, maybe we could have given more time). […]
Most of you know that I make a lot of my own fishing lures for trolling the Lake Superior waters for lake trout, salmon and steel head as I have published a blog on tying a spin and glow used to fish for lake trout and salmon behind a herring dodger. See this post for […]