Episode 8, 10/5/22
Isle Royale Charter Fishing
In this episode, Sharon and Marie take “The Fish Dish” to the water for a charter fishing experience on Lake Superior. One foggy morning, they visited Isle Royale National Park where they signed up for a fishing charter provided by the Rock Harbor Lodge on this wilderness island.
The “Fish-o-Licious” part of the show is a little different this time. We hear from the charter captains about their favorite way to prepare fish, and then Marie and Sharon discuss the delicious dinner they had from the lake trout they caught. Yes, here’s a spoiler, they did catch fish on their charter, but they weren’t so sure there for a while. Listen to discover the secret ceremony they performed to catch fish and what kinds of lake trout they caught.
Marie and Sharon on the charter boat, ready to fish. Credit: Wisconsin Sea Grant
Sharon and the lake trout she caught. Credit: Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Marie reeling in her fish. Credit: Wisconsin Sea Grant
The four types of lake trout found around Isle Royale. Credit: Paul Vecsei. From “Ecomorphological Diversity of Lake Trout at Isle Royale, Lake Superior,” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:972-987.
Cole Ritchie, Sharon Moen, Marie Zhuikov and Marina Alexander pose by their catch. Credit: Wisconsin Sea Grant
A lake trout dinner. Credit: Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Thanks to our guests
Marina Alexander, Isle Royale Lodge charter captain
Cole Ritchie, Isle Royale Lodge charter captain
Marie Zhuikov | Host
Senior Science Communicator
What I do at Sea Grant
Marie writes about Great Lakes water issues, Sea Grant activities and research. She also works on podcasts, oversees the Wisconsin Sea Grant blog, and takes photos. She works in collaboration with program scientists, outreach specialists and institute staff to build water science literacy. Prior to joining Wisconsin Sea Grant in 2012, Marie worked for Minnesota Sea Grant for 15 years.
Sharon Moen | Host
Eat Wisconsin Fish Outreach Specialist
What I do at Sea Grant
Sharon Moen provides information, trainings and opportunities so that people can make science-based decisions when producing, procuring, marketing or eating fish, especially in Wisconsin. She works with commercial fishers, food-fish producers and fish consumers so that Wisconsin can better support sustainable fisheries industries and improve human health. Prior to joining Wisconsin Sea Grant to focus on the Eat Wisconsin Fish initiative, Moen worked for Minnesota Sea Grant for over 20 years.