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She is a winner

Yesterday was the day for the lake test of the new boat.  What a trip.  What a boat.  I am like a new kid with a new expensive toy.   We are almost done with transfering everything from the old boat to the new boat.  Aaron has been helping a lot a...

New Boat

I made the plunge and will be selling the Bertram  If you know of anyone that is interested please let me know.  The listing is in the boat section of Craigslist in Northern Michigan.   The new boat is a Tiara 3100 open.  Wow is it nice, seems to ...

It got warm

My how warm weather makes you think about summer  Went to the boat today and pulled the cover back.   Yes there is a lot of work to do and a lot of time before it goes in the water.  However, I wanted to pick up a few things and to plan on locatio...

New Auto Pilot

Just got the new auto pilot for the boat.  Time to start thinking summer even though the temps here are below zero

Happy Holidays

From Marianne and I may you have the best of the holiday season and a very successful new year

Salmon

  We are catching salmon on a regular basis on the morning trips.  Give us a call.  I do have some mornings available this week

AGAIN SALMON

Two days in a row we have had good salmon catches.  Please go to the gallery and see 7 salmon two lake trout and a cisco caught on 8/11 in the morning.   I hope they stay around.  Other charters in Leland are catching also.  If you have been askin...

salmon today

We had a great day today catching salmon.  Four four year old salmon, one two year old, two steelhead and two lake trout.   Todays catch is in the pictures gallery for you to see.  I have been catching one or two kings every trip for a week in the...

where are the salmon

That is the biggest question in Leland right now.  It is true for all over Lake Michigan.  We have had reports from many of the big tournaments and many of the other ports that salmon catches are way down.   Leland had a batch of salmon pass throu...

what are we catching

There has been a lot of effort from many captains to find a sustainable salmon fishing in our area.  We have had just a couple days of decent salmon fishing and are hoping that we will see the large quantities of salmon come into our area soon.   ...

Salmon may be here

On saturday a couple of captains committed to fishing salmon in and around the islands.  One capt had 7 on a half day the other capt on a full day had 12.  We have had a major blow today and my guess is that the water temps and those fish have pro...

Now is the time

What a great week we had on the Far Fetched.  Mostly warm temps and light winds except for Friday.  Way to hang in there guys with cold winds and rain.   We have been catching fish on a regular basis.  An occasional salmon has been brought in but ...

what a great day

Check the photo gallery, another great day today on the Lake.  Light winds pleasant temps and good fishing.  Lake trout are pelntiful at this time with the cold water temps we have.     Give us a call and see what we can do for you.

Still going

An update on what is going on in the life of Capt Scott.  The boat is cleaned, waxed, inspected and approved, the starboard water pump was rebuilt, two new batteries, R&R battery charger, hooked up HD 10 to provide input to auto pilot, painted...

SNOW???????????

Yes it is snowing in Northern Michigan. I had plans to move the boat today to the marina to get some work done.  If it warms up later today, that is still in the plans. There are some lake trout on the first bank.  A boat caught several the other ...

Finally

I am now ready to get the boat in the water.  The weather has warmed up, the ice left Lake Leelanu last week and time is running short to be ready for Memorial day. There is a lot to do.  Clean, wax, paint the deck, rebuild water pump on stbd side...

Let the fishing begin

Finally some good weather in the north. This past Sunday we had snow and a high of 38 degrees. Today, thursday we are looking at sunshine and temps in the lower 70's, how is that for a swing in temps.   Yesterday was boat launch day. My neighb...

Where did all the water go?

I made my first trip to Leland in a long time Wednesday and was amazed at how low the water is. I estimate we are down about 15 inches from last fall.   I will be putting my ladder back on the wall to allow us the ability to get down to the boat....

tis the end

Well what a season this year. Gale warnings, nice days, heat we had it all. I will put the boat to bed this week, winterize, remove items and bring them home and put the cover of for this season.   thanks to all my customers both old and new for...

What is going on?

I can't believe the number of salmon we are catching this season. Almost the entire month of July has been loaded with salmon catches/   We are catching a lot of three and four year old fish and they are not nice. They have a lot of fight and do...