Browsing All posts tagged under »fishing«

Nameless lake with fisher

May 30, 2011


Babs has been taking experimental routes home. She writes: This was taken somewhere in the depths of Antrim County. I often drive a different way on my trip back from East Jordan and cannot tell you where I’ve been. This was one of those trips. It’s a small lake somewhere with one fisherman. I can’t […]

Freedom’s just another word for fishing

March 15, 2010


As Ratty said to Mole, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.  And Babs . . .  well, Babs lets her photos do the talking. Every week photographer Babs Young captures moments in northern Michigan, and every week she sends one to Torch Lake Views just for you. […]

The Cowboy goes fishing

April 4, 2009


I was distracted this morning by the lovely ice patterns on the shore and failed to keep good track of the Cowboy.  He was a busy boy, snuffling along deer trails and putting his whole head into holes in the ice.  Then he grew quiet.  He was surreptitiously digging a long-dead lake trout out of […]

Babs sabotages lures – saves fish

September 22, 2008


This was in today’s email from Babs: I went to a workshop today and found a way to save our fish. Turn fish-lures into jewelry. Pretty interesting approach. The only thing is . . . Babs, how do you know that the beaded lures won’t be even more appealing to the fish? Hee-ere little muskie, […]

All Hail the Mighty Trout

April 26, 2008


Good morning!  It’s trout season opener.  The National Trout Festival is in full swing over in Kalkaska.  (Please note: Jack’s Adult Trout Fishing Contest is not nearly as racy as it sounds.)  We sold this spring’s first container of bait worms over at the IGA yesterday – rang ’em up as “Grocery/ Taxable” too, reasoning that […]

Sounds fishy to me

March 28, 2008


For some reason, fishing has been on my mind a lot lately.  It’s not that I’m any great sportswoman.  No catch-and-release for me.  I’m a catch and eat proponent.  Take the yellow perch, for example – Perca flavescens. It even sounds delicious. But I also love just sitting in the boat thinking and fishing.  It’s […]