SUMMERTIME KINGS

GOING DEEP FOR SUMMERTIME KINGS

By: Capt. Lee Haasch 

In my 40 years fishing Lake Michigan I’ve learned that weather plays big part in fishing. Not really a news flash now is it? I’ve also come to accept that there is nothing we can do about the weather, and grumbling really never made a difference in boxing more salmon. Watching trends and weather patterns, well let’s say only makes you ALMOST like a TV weatherman, only it doesn’t pay as well and really doesn’t help in filling the fish cooler either. Continue Reading

Go Deep For Hot Summertime King Action! 

Go Deep For Hot Summertime King Action!

By Capt. Lee Haasch

July mornings on Lake Michigan’s coast usually start a bit cooler, not this particular day. With a balmy 78 degrees at 3:45 am, it was going to be another warm one. Temperatures were predicted to hit 90 plus, with very little wind and lots of sunshine.  While this might be normal for central Wisconsin, Algoma is the place most folks go to escape the heat.  Another hot one…  The surface temps already have crept to the upper 60’s and warming deeper is the trend.  Continue Reading

Salmon Leather Shoes- The Fish You Can Wear

Salmon Leather Shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k84NbHAb7bM&feature=player_embedded#at=11

Designer Steven Kerestegian is probably one of the most innovative designers and brings the use of Salmon and leftover skin to an entirely new level. The next time that you’re thinking of throwing away the skin on your filets, remember that there is a man from Chile that figured out a way to make leather out of them. Continue Reading

Top 5 Hardest Fighting Freshwater Fish

Hardest Fighting Freshwater Fish

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass are one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish

I just got back from a little weekend getaway with some friends up in Door County, Wisconsin where we did a little drinking, some relaxing and of course, some fishing. I’ve been up to the bay of Green Bay several times at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, WI so I knew where to go, and it payed off. Continue Reading