Charlevoix, where I grew up, has a wonderful summer season with a lot of water activities. I grew up fishing with my father and cousins on Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix for chinook salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, walleye, northern pike, and perch.
Here is the biggest northern pike I’ve ever caught (2013, Lake Charlevoix):
For a few years in a row, my family rented a cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during Memorial Day Weekend. Here are some fish we caught in 2012:
Being on the water has always been among my favorite leisure activities; I even brought it to California with me. Here is a picture of the first fish I caught in California:
Graduate school was bad for my fishing time. Once I moved to Berkeley, I made a few crabbing buddies for the dungeness crab season. We did pretty well!