Short Summary of last Summer

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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 more than usual and caught more fish than any other summer. Spent 7 days on Lake Michigan fishing out of Manistique and Winthrop Harbor fishing for kings and coho, a couple days on Schlatters Lake for pike, one day in Northern Mn and most of the rest on Lake Superior fishing. Our best fishing for lake trout was on Bete Grise, but had a few good days fishing on the thermoclines out of Eagle Harbor. Also, be sure to check out my post on fall fishing out of Traverse. Next summer will be even better as we set a new record of number of days fished!

Only two browns caught, but over 100 lakers among a few kings, coho and steelhead. Here’s a picture of the brown that Calvin caught:

Calvin's brown caught in my old 19' boat (up-graded to a 30 footer for next summer)

Calvin's brown caught in my old 19' boat (up-graded to a 30 footer for next summer)

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About Brian Helminen

Brian is the owner and Captain of Sand Point Charters, LLC. He also owns and operates Designotype Printers, Inc. with his wife, Margaret. They have a cottage on Lac La Belle that can be rented by the week in the summertime.

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