Some charter captains spend their whole career only fishing for tarpon. People do this because fishing for tarpon is both challenging and exciting. Tarpon are found in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Most tarpon travel south of the United States during the winter months. Some tarpon remain in the US year-round. … Read more
Arctic Grayling are really cool fish and are known as the sailfish of the salmon species. Native grayling are found in rivers, streams, and lakes in Alaska, Canada and Montana, and Michigan. Many other states have introduced Arctic Graying. These fish are fun to catch using light spinning tackle and fly gear. Arctic Grayling are … Read more
As a charter boat captain, I frequently anchor in 300 plus feet of water. Having the proper anchor setup saves time and frustrations on the water. If the anchor does not hold or slides when setting the anchor it results in extra work and lost fishing time. Fishing boat anchors hold the boat over the … Read more
Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario have large populations of king salmon and coho salmon. Lake Huron started stocking Atlantic salmon starting in 2013 and also has steelhead and lake trout. In Lake Erie, there is mostly steelhead but occasional coho salmon get caught. This article focuses on catch freshwater salmon in the great lakes. If … Read more
There are five different types of salmon that can all be caught from a boat or from shore. The style of fishing and type of lure to use vary depending on location and type of salmon being targeted. Trolling for salmon, mooching for salmon and fishing for salmon in rivers and streams will be discussed … Read more
Downriggers allow anglers to troll with fishing lures and baits up to 400 feet deep. As a charter captain, I have used downriggers to catch salmon, wahoo, king mackerel, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, and sharks. I have used both electric and manual downriggers. In the great lakes, I have used downriggers to catch king salmon, coho … Read more
The map search function is currently in development. The video below shows how it will work. This was worked great for desktop users and ok for mobile users. This platform will be updated and optimized to work with smartphones in the near future. Here a link to a video showing how it works.
Posting reports start by uploading a photo, which is input below the map. You must be signed in to see the picture upload form. If the time or GPS position is available from the photo it will be extracted and added as input on the form. If the GPS position is not available from picture … Read more