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by BigMesh
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Collection Of Many Different Fish Tugs.
Replies: 6
Views: 3882

Collection Of Many Different Fish Tugs.

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by BigMesh
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Door County Fish Tugs (Lake Michigan)
Replies: 3
Views: 3234

Door County Fish Tugs (Lake Michigan)

https://s19.postimg.org/gi1f8e1lv/fish_tug_jean_elizabeth_north_bay_3a.jpg%20alt="door%20county%20fishing%20tug%20gillnet%20boat" http://www.fishtug.com/forums/ https://s19.postimg.org/94m19fhk3/fishing_tug_jean_elizabeth_www_fishtug_com.jpg%20alt="fishing%20fleet%20fish%20tugs%20doo...
by BigMesh
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: A Stop In Kewaunee,Wi.
Replies: 0
Views: 1519

A Stop In Kewaunee,Wi.

https://s19.postimg.org/a9icg5483/fishtug_oliver_h_smith_kewaunee_wisconsin.jpg%20%20alt="gillnet%20boat%20great%20lakes%20fish%20tug%20navigators%20mariners%20fishtug.com" The OliverH. Smith in Kewaunee,Wisconsin. http://www.fishtug.com/ https://s19.postimg.org/tg04x2a3n/lake_michigan_fi...
by BigMesh
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: In The News And On The Net
Topic: Beaver Island. The 2008 Winter Gas Run
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

Beaver Island. The 2008 Winter Gas Run

https://s20.postimg.org/3t84q5h99/19_biscayne_bay_heading_for_whiskey_point_buoy.jpg The 2008 Winter Gas Run After a couple years of mild winters where we wondered if the Island would ever get snow again like when we were kids, or whether the world was just different now due to global warming, this...
by BigMesh
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Videos of Great Lakes Commercial Fishing
Topic: Slow Motion Video Heading Into An Oncoming Sea.
Replies: 0
Views: 1683

Slow Motion Video Heading Into An Oncoming Sea.

It wasn't a gale force wind but it was a brisk 25mph. Slow motion captures the subtle motions of bucking into a sea.

by BigMesh
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: In The News And On The Net
Topic: Caught in a net of laws and bans, fishermen lost their livelihood
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

Caught in a net of laws and bans, fishermen lost their livelihood

By Dennis B. Roddy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ERIE, Pa. -- In a lifetime of pulling things out of Lake Erie, Jerry Mathers has hauled up wriggling fish, discarded baby strollers, storm-tossed trees and, about 20 years ago, the hip bone of an unidentified female The fish he sold, the junk he discarded, ...
by BigMesh
Fri May 27, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Old Post Cards And Newspaper Clippings (Algoma/Door County
Replies: 6
Views: 4110

Re: Old Post Cards And Newspaper Clippings (Algoma/Door County

I have a bunch more that I'll post soon. Thanks for looking.
by BigMesh
Fri May 27, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Old Post Cards And Newspaper Clippings (Algoma/Door County
Replies: 6
Views: 4110

Re: Old Post Cards And Newspaper Clippings (Algoma/Door County

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Ed Kohls stringing his Menominee nets in Jacksonport, Wi in the 1970s. I remember him from my childhood. He fished Menominee Whitefish from an open boat out of Jacksonport,Wi. He was always wheeling and dealing to buy small mesh boxes off of my dad. We sold him a few boxes one time rather reluctantly at a very fair price. He would always piss about how he got stung on the deal, funny as hell. He wouldn't sell them back to us at the same price though. They were all nylon Chub nets that worked great for him.
by BigMesh
Fri May 27, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Old Post Cards And Newspaper Clippings (Algoma/Door County
Replies: 6
Views: 4110

Re: Old Post Cards And Newspaper Clippings (Algoma/Door County

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August, 1978. The commercial fishing open house in Bailey's Harbor,Wi. I have fond memories of that day. I was 14 years old at the time. It was the first time and only time those fish tugs would ever come together in one harbor. It wouldn't even be possible to do so again. Some of the boats are decommissioned and extinct and others are scattered hundreds of miles apart.


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They held a tug race that day. I don't think anybody reslly pushed their diesels too hard. That might have turned it into a very expensive exhibition. There's the old Bonnie S. for the win. I think Ray Strege had a 250hp Cummins in it at the time and he sold it shortly thereafter so maybe he really did wind her up that day.