Recommendations from more skilled fisherman that me (it has been a long time since I've fished, but used to love going ice fishing when I grew up in Michigan and perch fishing in and near the Saginaw Bay) on what lures/spinners or otherwise to bring? Hook & sinker and find some local worms or other bait?
While initially I was thinking it would be nice to reduce pack weight along the 45 - 65 mile hike as I eat more food along the way, it may be fun to see how much of the food I can end up taking back home with me as I was able to live off the land for a week! That could be quite satisfying!
Umm, another quick question. My camp stove so far is a JetBoil Zip. Other than boiled fish (hmm, I can think of lots of better ways, but it would still be better than the reconstituted freeze-dried backpacker meals!), any suggestions on cooking it with the JetBoil? Maybe I will need to carry a light weight frying pan that I would have to hold over the flame. Probably I'll bring some lemon-pepper along with me for seasoning (I shy away from salt).
I don't anticipate having lots of extra time, though, as one of the hobbies I really enjoy is ham (amateur, short-wave) radio and I will be packing a small radio transmitter-receiver with me to operate from three or four of the summits along the way and at the campgrounds in the evening, tapping out Morse code to make contacts with other hams all over the world. I may take something called a microphone along as well, but I'm not sure how to use that !!!
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Desor is void of fish. Somewhere on here, there is a thread with a link to a spreadsheet listing fish species by lake, but darned if I can find it.
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https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... 0lakes.xls and it should ask if you want to download/open it (it's and Excel spreadsheet).hooky wrote:Somewhere on here, there is a thread with a link to a spreadsheet listing fish species by lake, but darned if I can find it.
Or go here https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... chures.htm then click "Fish List in Inland Lakes".
Richie and Chickenbone seem to be the most productive for shore fishing.
It's pricey, something like $70 in 2014 if I recall. You can get daily licenses, but they're only good on specific days so if you change you itinerary along the way you could be out of luck. Unless it's changed, you can only get daily licenses on the island (Windigo and R.H.) so I would suggest getting it online before you leave. And yes, if the water is part of Lake Superior (McCargoe, Moskey, etc.) you do need a license.Maybe I should get a MI non-resident fishing license just to cover my bases
I'm anything but a skilled fisherman, but you can not use any live bait. Spoons, spinners, and Rapala seem to be the preferred (and successful) lures.Recommendations from more skilled fisherman that me ... on what lures/spinners or otherwise to bring? Hook & sinker and find some local worms or other bait?
I'll bring a frying pan, but only when paddling and not carrying it across the island. Aluminum foil works at sites that have grills or communal fire rings--wrap it up and cook in coals. I'd settle for boiling where you can't have a fire.
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$30 to $68 dollars will buy you a nice lake trout dinner at the restaurant in Rock Harbor!
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I've also had great luck fishing McCargoe right from the dock or the shore. One time I even brought waders to wade out a bit and do some casting. Caught a few keeper Northerns there.
A friend of mine caught "the biggest Northern he's ever lured in" off the dock of McCargoe. He let it go, but he said it provided him with a good 30 minutes of entertainment and some great trophy pictures.