Tag: ice spearing

2017 The Gathering – Decoypedia Sponsored Classes Winners

5 (100%) 1 2017 Perham Show Fish Decoys Net Class Winners – Sponsored by Decoypedia.com Class 52 – Predator with Sunfish – Fish Plaque 1st – Eric Wallace – $600 – Pike chasing sunfish on square red barn wood board

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Blakely, Shane – Alaska (Kenal River area)

5 (100%) 1 Shane Blakely is a famous Alaskan spear fisherman.  He worked hard at the eradication of pike in winter months. Shane Blakely commercial fished in the ’80s and ’90s when pike posed a threat to the Kenai River. 

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Bachler, Tom J. – Port Huron, Michigan

Rate this (1958-2004) Tom was born in Port Huron June 3, 1958 and was only 46 years old when he passed away in 2004. He worked and lived in Port Huron, just four blocks from the junction of Lake Huron

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Lead weight/Lead Cavity

Rate this Lead is used to allow a fish decoy to sink. It is placed by some means a hole or cavity in a fish decoy. Just the right amount is needed to sink the fish and allow it to

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Floater Decoy

Rate this A floater decoy is one that does not have any weight in the belly to allow it to sink. It may contain weight to keep it upright. Normally a line tie is on the belly to connect to

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Petrucco, Lou, Dr. – Grosse Ile, Michigan

Rate this Lou Petrucco M.D. lives in Grosse lle, Michigan, an island, where the Detroit River enters the western basin of Lake Erie. While the practice of medicine occupied the majority of his time, the hunting and fishing life style

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Pawlak, Dave – Spear Maker, Algonac, Michigan

Rate this Ice fishing spear maker, Dave Pawlak, of Algonac, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Dave Pawlak Algonac, Michigan Since he was 4 or 5 years old, Dave Pawlak (born in 1958) has ice fished with line and spears for pike

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Nims, Olga – Millington, Michigan

Rate this Olga NIms is from Millington, Michigan and was born in August 1957. Olga is a member of MDAA and her husband owns Nims Enterprises Inc., which is a long time spearmaker. Olga said that Mike Holmes and Duane Steinkopf

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Nelson, James “Jim” – Cadillac, Michigan

Rate this James “Judd or Jim” Nelson Master Carver 1926-2013 As was typical of many who grew up in Northern Michigan during the Great Depression, Jim carved his first decoy in 1939 when he was just a boy of 12

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MikeDaPike,- Kalkaska, Michigan

Rate this Born in 1965, Mike Seeley (aka -MikeDaPike) hails from Kalkaska, Michigan and is an avid fisherman and prolific fish decoy carver. Mike has been fishing since he was about 5 years old and he fished with his father. 

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