Tag Archives: commercial fishing

Vol XVIII – #101 The Fate of the Diamond

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) There is an old superstition that it is bad luck to rename a boat. But, there are ways to avoid your fate if you follow certain rituals. According to the website 321boatclub.com, this is how you handle it: Historically it’s been considered bad luck to change… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #100 – From the Lens of Erhardt Peters

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) An action shot by Erhardt Peters of the legendary George Cook on the Why Not. This rare one has Erhardt’s notes on it. The two above are the Irene and the Sambo. Below, the Janice Sue and the Joy. Today is a day for looking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #67 – Grey and Cold

(Report by Jim) Still unseasonably cold…but better! We put the boat in for the first time in a couple years and though the photo is pretty blah, I was in a boat on Lake Leelanau, so it wasn’t all that bad. Not until it started raining, of course! But I was safe with my Coast Guard approved signal orange life… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #66 – Veterans Go Fishing

(Report by Jim) Unseasonably cold! 49 degrees at sunrise and no more than 55 all day. But, it was sunny and busy with Leelanau County Vets filling up the charters and having a fish fry at the dock. The Coast Guard was doing some maintenance on the green navigation light and the Survey Vessel Steelhead here doing fish population assessments…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #65 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s a “whitecaps that sparkle” kind of morning, about 54 degrees at the harbor dock with a sturdy onshore breeze…. the kind of day you pause and take a deep breath and rejoice in doing so. Commercial fishing pictures are from yesterday – a gray, drizzly day, with surprisingly strong currents in the Manitou Passage. It is amazing how quickly… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #49 – Fishtown’s a Cool Place to Visit

  A cool 55 degrees that is. Leland Podcasters Jim Carpenter and Becky Reynolds Produce New True Crime Series Their new series is called The Wonderland Murders. It takes place in 1981 four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed…. Read more »