Testament of A Fisherman:
I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip; because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters; because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness; because bourbon out of an old tin cup always tastes better out there; because maybe one day I ! will catch a mermaid; and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant -
John Voelker (Robert Traver)
If you would like to come up fishing with us we offer guide service and packages that will make your visit unique and an enjoyable experience that you will always keep in the back of your mind as fond and wonderful memories of fishing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and of meeting the residents that will offer a friendly smile and a handshake to make you feel welcome to our little corner of the world.
From Ironwood to Sault Ste. Marine and from Copper Harbor to Menominee this Peninsula has been shaped and carved out of the Canadian Shield of Granite Rock formations and Boreal forests of Spruce, White Birch, Cedar and many species of hardwood. In addition to the Trout and Salmon of the Rivers and Streams the forests are home to Moose, Black Bear, White Tailed Deer, Ti mber Wolf, Bobcat, Porcupine, Loons, Eagles, and several other species of birds and mammals. Much of the central part of the UP is up to 600 feet higher in elevation than the surrounding great lakes of Superior, Michigan, and Huron and thus streams and rivers carry the snow and moisture run-offs as tributaries to them.
It is impossible to mention all of the rivers and streams and small lakes but you might of already heard of the Two-Hearted of Ernest Hemingway fame, St. Mary's River and the Atlantic Salmon, the Rock River, Laughing Whitefish, Chocolay, Carp, Little Garlic, Iron, Salmon Trout, Huron, Slate, and Black Rivers. they are all excellent places to fish and enjoy a day in the wilds of the beautiful and untamed Upper Peninsula of Michigan.