After three months of calm waters and fantastic fishing, Mother Nature threw a major curveball at the Green Bay Alumni Fishing Outing in Sturgeon Bay yesterday. Wave action classified in the six to seven foot range made salmon fishing nearly impossible on Lake Michigan.
It did not keep three boats from attempting to win the first annual event. The Janet Eileen captained by Fritz Peterson and first mated by Keith Bukoritz was the boat I boarded yesterday along with longtime Packers long snapper Rob Davis. Davis was the first to request that the skipper turn the boat around after breaking into the waves on the lake shortly after 9 AM Thursday.
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The laughter heard in the background came from Paul Georgia C.P.A, his son Tyler, and Steve Neville owner of Quietwoods RV.
We broadcast live from the waters of Lake Michigan but did not have the greatest luck. Rob Davis and Tyler Georgia pulled in the boat's only fish -- a salmon weighing close to 12 pounds. Our efforts were good enough for fourth place.
Hitman Charters with the Mercury Marine staff on board won the salmon portion of the tourney. Outdoor Charters with a crew from Ministry Door County Medical Center were the winners in the bass category.
Gary and Cheryl Nault did an absolutely amazing job getting the first annual event off the ground in a very short period of time.
To listen to each of the seven live reports click on the audio links below.