It’s that time of year in northern Michigan where shanties vanish, the thaw begins and MFM Sport Fishing kicks off the charter season! This winter was particularly brutal between record setting snowfall, icy roads and bitter cold temps. Despite the challenging conditions, fishing must go on! I take this time to reflect on all the great people I had the chance to meet on the ice this winter and start planning MFM Sport Fishing’s open water charter services for spring, summer and fall.
Reflecting on this year’s ice fishing season, there is one memorable experience that reminds me how much I enjoy being a fishing guide and captain. This winter, I had the privilege to take customers from Kentucky ice fishing. They had never been ice fishing before or for that matter, stepped foot on an icy lake. While fishing and chatting about the various freshwater fish, they mentioned they always wanted to see a burbot. I will let you guess what happened next…yup, they coincidentally caught a burbot! Burbot are not an anglers desired catch but they are pretty neat to look at. They are a cross between a catfish and an eel, almost serpent like. Nonetheless, multiple firsts for this couple during their MFM Sport Fishing trip and I was glad to witness.
CHARTER SEASON 2019
I am looking forward seeing returning customers and meeting new customers this charter season. It is great to be apart of annual family vacations or the main reason for planning a northern Michigan trip. Either way, I am chomping at the bit to get out there and watch customers reel in fish after fish. Follow MFM Sport Fishing on Instagram or Facebook to see our happy customers and their fresh catch.
I am always testing out new boat and fishing gear to operate as efficient as possible. I recently ordered a set of Aqua Brake trolling bags, which came recommended within my local fishing community. Trolling bags are key to achieving the correct trolling speed by slowing the boat. Aqua Brakes are custom built and made by hand with high quality 18 oz vinyl coated canvas. Follow MFM Sport Fishing on Instagram or Facebook to check out gear reviews and other fishing related content.
BOOK YOUR MFM SPORT FISHING NOW
We started booking open water fishing charters for spring and summer. BOOK TODAY as spots fill up fast! Gift certificates are available for purchase and make the perfect gift for your favorite outdoors enthusiast. Our boats are well equipped, rigorously maintained and expertly captained! Come aboard, take in the sights and sounds of northern Michigan and catch a fish…or two…or limit!
See you at the boat,
Captain Jon and the MFM Sport Fishing Crew