Craig Vohwinkle - Lake Ann, MI

Fishing


My areas of proficiency are in the fishing arts.  I have been an angler since as longs as I can recall.

I spent my child hood on the east side of the state 100 yards from a small lake that was home to bass, panfish and northern pike. This little lake started me on a life long journey that to this day is still filled with wonder and adventure.

I spent 3 years working as a local multispecies guide here in Northern Michigan.  Fishing 12 months a year I spend my time on local lakes and rivers pursuing crappie, walleye, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, bluegill, brown trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, Chinook salmon, coho salmon and lake trout.

I also spent a decade on the local bass tournament circuits chasing both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Spending this time has given me great insights into all species of fish and how to approach catching them under varied conditions and at different times of the year.

I have fly fished, trolled and cast for all of these species. I enjoy learning new presentations to catch these fish. It’s not so much now about just catching the fish as it is about tricking them.  I find this just as rewarding as landing the “BIG ONE”.

I have a wonderful wife Geri who from day one has been supportive, patient and tolerant of my fishing life and she also enjoys spending time on the water with me as well.

These days my attentions are divided between my ongoing fishing pursuits, the evils of everyday life (work) and my studies, training and teaching of Martial Arts.

I am a novice turkey hunter and the self proclaimed world’s worst deer hunter. I spent a 10 years in the field with a bow in my hand trying to take an archery deer. In those 10 years I had 2 shots, missed them both, I even traveled to the Dakotas in search of mule deer and white tail, never even knocked an arrow. That was the end of my less than stellar bow hunting career. I did get some cool stories out of the process and I guess that is enough.  I also enjoy small game hunting and have spent time in duck and goose blinds that have generated some fun stories.

That’s me in a nutshell, may all of your days afield be a new and exciting adventure.