By Tim Kowols
Sometimes it is the tiniest of things that can make a difference, and for Kewaunee and its fishing industry, it is the alewife. The alewife population is booming again in Lake Michigan, providing an important food source for trout and salmon. Charter anglers are catching some of the biggest fish they have caught in years, creating a buzz being felt across the region. Accurate Marine owner Tom Kleiman says his business and others are feeling the positive effects.
Kleiman says communities like Kewaunee and Algoma rely on a strong tourism season and is appreciative of how fast word spreads about the good fishing happening right now on the lake.