Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

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Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

Postby Points North » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:12 am

The fish tug Betty lifting gillnets off of the Door Peninsula for Whitefish. Taken outside of Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin 2/2017. http://www.fishtug.com
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We approach the gillnetter Betty. These commercial fish producers net Whitefish for sale to markets both locally and regionally.
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These fish tugs are of a unique design. They can only be seen in the upper Great Lakes region. The main areas they used are on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Lake Huron uses this style too at least in part of their fleet. app.php/gallery

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The winds during the Winter are gale or storm force much of the time on the Great Lakes.
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Re: Lake Michigan Gillnetting.

Postby Points North » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:10 pm

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The Oliver H Smith enters Algoma,Wi. Algoma was once a thriving commercial fishing port. Today there is no longer a fleet of fishing vessels.


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Andy LaFond JRs Oliver H Smith inbound at Algoma after a run to the Chub nets http://www.fishtug.com/

The Oliver H Smith is an all steel gillnet tug built by Kewaunee Engineering.
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Re: Lake Michigan Gillnetting.

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whitefish on the rable.
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Re: Lake Michigan Gillnetting.

Postby Points North » Tue May 17, 2016 5:12 pm

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Fresh Whitefish from the icy Lake Michigan waters being dressed on the fish tug Gen.

The Hickey Bros.trapnet boat Norska leaving the port of Bailey's Harbor,WI. http://www.fishtug.com
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Lifting trapnets for Whitefish
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Trapnet boat in Naubinway,Michigan on the Upper Peninsula. This port was home to many of the finest fish tugs on Lake Michigan.
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The Captain Bill. A modern trapnetter in Naubinway,Mi. app.php/gallery
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Re: Lake Michigan Gillnetting.

Postby Points North » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:13 am

The fish tug Apache and Ranger at the breakwall of the Bailey's Harbor Yacht Club in 1979. The Great Lakes once had a extensive fleet of commercial fishing vessels. As of recent years they are almost non-existant. app.php/gallery

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The LeClair's trawling operation outside of Two Rivers.Wi. http://www.fishtug.com
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Re: Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

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Phil Anderson's Ida S pulled out for some fresh paint.

The Kathy pulled out in Mackinaw,Mi
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Re: Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

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The Gen in Bailey's Harbor,Wi http://www.fishrug.com/forums/
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Re: Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

Postby Points North » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:48 pm

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Fish tug Agnes H. pulled out at Sturgeon Bay,Wi. http://www.fishtug.com/forums/

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Gill and trap net boats pulled out in Sturgeon Bay,Wi.

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Great Lakes commercial fishing http://www.fishtug.com

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Fishing vessels in Sturgeon Bay,Wi.

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The Gaylord Nelson in Sturgeon By, Wi.

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The fish tug Miss Judy at Sturgeon Bay,WI. Several inactive fish tugs are here in Sturgeon Bay.

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These fish tugs are unique to the upper Great Lakes region.
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Re: Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

Postby Points North » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:29 am

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The trap netter Lars at the dock in bailey's harbor,wi.
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Re: Great Lakes Fish Tugs On Lake Michigan.

Postby Points North » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:35 pm

We pulled up to the LaFonds (Andy Sr and Andy Jr) It was a calm and beautiful morning, I got a bunch of shots of them lifting Whitefish. I also got a lot of really good video. I'll post some of the video and in the nexy day or so.

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The Oliver H Smith on the nets outside of Bailey's Harbor,Wisconsin.

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Commercial fisherman Andy LaFond Sr running the lifter on the Kewaunee Engineering built tug.

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A placid surface on Lake Michigan.

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Andy LaFond Sr. doing what he's done so many times in his lifelong fishing career. http://www.fishtug.com/forums/

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The gillnetter Oliver H Smith. Normally operated out of Kewunee,Wi she's seen here is in Bailey's Harbor. The Door Peninsula is a common fishing area for the LaFonds.

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Andy LaFond Jr appears at the door of his fish tug at Bailey's Harbor,WI. He moved north to the Door Peninsula in search of Spring Whitefish. http://www.fishtug.com/

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