I hope to land a cabin cruiser this summer.
You aren't going to EAT any fish from Lake Michigan, are you???
Hell, the EPA has said for quite a while that they are down right POISON because they haven't been able to control the Lake's water and air pollution stricter!!
And thus make us PAY more so they can do so!!
PS., and I love the little-bitty french-fried Lake Smelts in a Dixie Cup with catsup at the Bowling Alley in New Carlisle, Indiana from years and years ago...
tell me about the products you deal in ! im in the market . upgrading some older stuff !I assume you are fishing on the Wisconsin side? Where are you planning to go out of? I have done a little fishing out of Racine years ago. I make the Off Shore Tackle trolling products (Planer Boards, Downrigger releases, etc.) and probably know a guy in your area that can get you started. As for the boat, you said you were looking for a cabin cruiser. I would stay far away from Bayliners, they look nice and have a lot of goodies, but are made quite cheaply and are usually too underpowered.
X2Pretty sure you are kidding (hope so anyways,lol). For people who are afraid to eat fish because of contaminants, you have to realize a couple things first.
1. When they test the fish, they grind the ENTIRE fish up, guts and all. Nearly all contaminants are in the parts we don't eat, especially in the belly fat and lateral line or "mud vane". A properly prepared fish will not have contaminants.
2. I have eaten fish from the Great Lakes, mostly Lake Huron, where my dad was a charter boat captain. I grew up on fish, and have not had problems due to contaminates. They have even tested my dad for mercury a few years ago and everything was zero.