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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Going to the game with nephew Erik, who graduates from high school tomorrow.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
For future reference - SJW's Shag Lake Journal entry from May 2008. Relevant quote:
"Mike had an unusual experience. While fishing for large fish he accidentally threw his pole in the water. I gave him my pole and he put a heavy lure on it and unbelievably he actually hooked the line of this pole and got his pole back." - SJW
These are empty growlers. They are empty and rinsed out. If you take them to a Marquette micro-brewery, they will fill them with a very fine beer for $8.00.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I did a better job with this batch. Note to self: If you are going to do a bluegill fry - do a bluegill fry, including a full breading - beer dip, flour, egg dip, bread crumbs - and hot oil at @350 degrees.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Watches and WarningsGwinn Forecast
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MARQUETTE
422 AM EDT TUE MAY 27 2008
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING. A
FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING OVER MARQUETTE COUNTY WILL RANGE
FROM AROUND 30 OVER THE INTERIOR WEST AROUND CHAMPION TO 33 AT
GWINN AND 35 NEAR THE LAKE SUPERIOR SHORE. TEMPERATURES SHOULD
WARM INTO THE LOWER 40S BY 10 AM.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE FORECAST TO DROP TO AS LOW AS 30
DEGREES OVER SOUTHERN MARQUETTE COUNTY. TEMPERATURES NEAR LAKE
SUPERIOR WILL FALL ONLY TO AROUND 37.
A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
Monday, May 26, 2008
We now return you to your regularly scheduled Michigan holiday already in progress.
SHAG LAKES"Shag Lakes are two of the best lakes in the area for big bluegills, and last ice is a great time to fish for 'em," suggested Dan Gorcella of Carpenter's Outdoor Outfitters in Marquette.
Located in southeast Marquette County, Big and Little Shag lakes are just southwest of the town of Gwinn. Gorcella said that Little Shag is the best of the two, but both have a reputation for producing plenty of 8- to 10-inch 'gills on last ice. Last ice comes late in the Great White North of the U.P. It's possible to still be ice-fishing in mid-April.
Gorcella said that the key to finding the biggest bluegills in Shag Lakes is to keep moving and probe the drop-offs in 10 to 15 feet of water. Typical bluegill fare, like teardrops and wax worms, accounts for plenty of limit catches on last ice.
10" bluegills on Shag Lake??? Huh. Who knew?
And if you want to fish this "hot spot", Charters are available:
Big Shag Lake
Big Shag Lake has a total lake surface area of 194 acres. This smaller Upper Peninsula lake produces Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Musky and your standard panfish such as Perch.Tiger Muskies which are a species of fish that are part Muskie and Northern Pike can be caught up to 40” long in this U.P. inland lake. These fish are great fighters are the top predators in this body of water.The walleye population of Big Shag Lake is small, but the average length are 14” to 24” long. Not bad, but they are very hard to find.Charter Fishing Rates
$300 for 2 people 1/2 Day or 7 Hours
$350 for 3-4 people 1/2 Day or 7 Hours
Morning or Evening Trips Available.
We also give discounts if you book multiple trips for a season. Give us a call to find out more about this Upper Michigan fishing opportunity. Trips can be lengthened or shortened with price adjustment.