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Memorial Day Weekend Fishing report

Memorial Day weekend 2023   1st I would like to recognize all our service men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom, those that died while on active duty protecting our country. It is hard to express the gratitude I feel for these men and women. Our military protects the American way of… Read more »

Fishing Report

Fishing report May 20th & 21st   May sportfishing from the port of Leland out of Fishtown is a great time to go fishing. The food web is heating up and the fish are congregated on banks and flats in shallow water. King salmon are also in the area. If you are looking for a… Read more »

Lake Michigan personal best!

What makes a fishing trip outstanding? Is it the number of fish you catch? Is it the species of fish that you catch? Is it the fight that the fish gives? Is it the weather? How about the scenery? Is it calm seas and a blue bird sky day? Is it the family and friends… Read more »

Sport Fishing Leland Michigan Salmon Recipe

Sport fishing Leland Michigan can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Spending a day fishing on Lake Michigan is exciting. Catching a line screaming, rod bending, heart pounding salmon would seem to be enough for most anglers when charter fishing on Lake Michigan. However the fun of salmon doesn’t end with catching… Read more »

Is Traverse City a top ten small midwestern town?

Is Traverse City a top ten small midwestern town? The voting ends in one week, February 20th, 2023. In my book, not only is Traverse City a top ten small town in the Midwest, but it is also the top small town.  Traverse City fishing is well known for excellent King Salmon and Lake Trout… Read more »

Family Fun Vacation Planning in Traverse City

I have found that in mid-January many people are enjoying the slower pace of life that typically comes during winter in Traverse City. However this is also a time when many families plan their summer vacation fun to northern Michigan. As Michigan is the Great Lakes state many families that plan to come to Northwest… Read more »

Leland Fishing and Memorial Day Holiday

May 15th, 2022 We are halfway through May and the fishing is outstanding just about everywhere! The new boat has been out on a couple of trips with a lot of success. We were trolling for lake trout and notice a school in shallow water. We stopped the trolling, sent down the Minnkota with spot… Read more »


Patrick and Stacy experienced the world class sport fishery of the Manitou Passage from the port of Leland safely. We were all wearing masks, sanitizing our hands and gear and the fishing was phenomenal! The fishing was non-stop action. Bite after bite. 


May 7, 2020 I went out this afternoon with Captain Tropf to scout the fishing grounds and practice adhering to the safety protocols set by Executive Order 70-2020. We had on our face masks, were regularly using the hand sanitizer, sanitizing the gear and keeping our distance. These safety protocols will take practice to get… Read more »