Congratulations to all, we have made it through some of the toughest times we will ever face. Pandemic, unemployment, elections, and isolation have affected all of us in some way.
As you probably know, I shut my business down last season because of covid. I felt that was the best decision regarding my health, the health of the crew and my customers.
I am ready for the new season and the new year. Both my wife and I received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, two months ago. Fortunately, no side effects and we are both doing great. The State of Michigan is constantly changing masking and gathering guidelines and we will have to follow those guidelines on the boat.
I have been working on the boat. The usual spring cleaning, waxing and getting ready. I am excited about the new season and the opportunity to do what I love, go fishing.
The new year has brought with it many changes. The first is, I will be fishing in Traverse City. A lot can be said about fishing in the bay. The water is usually not as rough as the big lake, Fish Cleaning is included in the price of the trip, coffee is available nearby, and so is parking. The fishing is great and there is the possibility of salmon when they return to the Boardman River.
I am also able to make personal decisions based on customer needs. I do not have to follow harbor procedures on fish cleaning times and times of departure. For this reason I plan on offering a totally customizable trip for my customers. What the means to you is that trip times are your decision. If you want to have breakfast, we can leave at 8. Have a morning meeting, leave at 2 pm you pick the time. I will be happy to discuss times with you based on when fishing has been the best.
The lake level has dropped from the high water levels of last year. We are probably dowm about 15 inches. What I have always said is, the fish will not have as much water to hide in.
The DNR continues to maintain the reduced number of salmon stocked in Lake Michigan.
I think the DNR has made the right moves in decreasing the amount of salmon plants to allow the alewife population to increase. Over the past several years we have seen a large increase in the amount of bait. We are still at a reduced stocking level for the next couple years, but the future looks promising.
My four hour trip rates for this season have not changed and will be $450 for a four hour trip party of up to four people. Each additional person up to 6 is $ 50.
Please visit my website www.far-fetched.com for more information and like us on Facebook and Instagram, Far Fetched fishing charters. Watch my blog; I have been trying to post information on a regular basis about what is going on with fishing etc.
I continue to build my business on past clients and referrals. I hope you or a friend will have the opportunity to fish with me again this season. Please call or email email@example.com.
Captain Scott Anderson