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PAGE5MAZINAIGANFALL2013GREATLAKESFISHERYLakeSuperiorshfreshorsmokedlletsorwholeTribalfamilyshshopshaveitallBySueEricksonStaffWriterRedCliffWis.Twofamily-ownedandmanagedfishshopspromisegreateatstothosetravelingWisconsinsHighway13throughBayfieldandRedCliffNewagosFishMarketandPetersonsFisheries.BotharerunbyOjibwefishingfamilieswhohavefishedLakeSuperiorforgenerationsandoffergourmetoptionsforfishlovers.NewagosFishMarketgreetsfolkscomingnorthonHighway13toBayfield.SetonacurveattheentrancetotownthesmallredandwhiteshopismanagedbyCathyNewago.SheandherlatehusbandAlanaBadRivercommercialfishermanfirstopenedtheshopdoorstenyearsago.TodayhersonJoefish-ingonthetugJayJayCeeandgrandsonJoeJr.andbrotherJacobonthetugJeanMaurBsupplytheshopwithfishonadailybasisandgrandchildrenroutinelyhelpmantheshop.AnarrayofsmokedfishinfilletsorchunkswhitefishlaketroutorherringmakedelectablesnacksasdoCathyssmokedfishspreadswhicharealsoavailableinavarietyofspecialtyflavors.Ofcoursefresh-from-the-lakewhitefishlaketroutandherringorpack-agesofflashfrozenfishordelectablewhitefishliversareforsalesevendaysaweekthroughtheseason.NewagosFishShopisopenfromMothersDayweekendinMaythroughthefirstorsecondweekafterBayfieldsAppleFestivalweekendfrom1000a.m.to500p.m.andwillalsotakephoneorders.GoingnorthfromBayfieldafewmilesPetersonsFisheriessitsonaslighthillontheright-handsideofHighway13justbeforeyouentertheRedCliffcommunity.PetersonFisheriesgoesbackthroughmanygenerationsofRedClifffishermen.TheshopcurrentlyownedbyBrendaandShawnHansonwasfirstopenedbyShawnsgrandfatherWilfredPeterson.Carryingonthetradi-tionShawnbringshomethefishfromhistugTwoGuys.Currentlymanagedbytheirdaugh-terTashaHansonPetersonsFisheriesofferafullselectionofLakeSuperiorfishbothfreshandsmoked.TashapointsoutthatPetersonssmokedfishisoneofakindtobefoundnowhereelsebecausetheycontinuetouseanoriginalfamilyrecipepasseddownthroughgenerations.FreshsmokedfreshorfrozenPe-tersonshaveasteadysupplyofwhitefishlaketroutherringandchubsforsaleattheshoporbyorderandareopenfromspringthroughmid-October.HungryDontwanttocookPe-tersonsFisherieslatestadditionjustopenedinJulyisafishandchipsstandadjacenttotheshop.TheFishShackiswhereyoucangetatasteofSuperiorslaketroutorwhitefishfreshhotandreadyforyou.Openfrom1100a.m.to700p.m.WednesdaythroughSundayyoucaneitherenjoyitpicnicstyleonthepremisesortakeittogo.HelpingoutatNewagosFishShopinBayeldgranddaughterKarenThomaswaitsoncustomerswhilemanagerCathyNewagotakescareofotherbusinesslikemakingherspecialtyshspreads.SueEricksonRecentlyopenedtheFishShackfeaturesdelectablefriedshbasketssteamyhotandsuperfresh.MannedbyTashaHansonandBrittianyHansonthefoodstandislocatedadjacenttotheshshopandopenfromWednesday-Sunday1100a.m.to700p.m.PicturedarefromtheleftTashaHansonwithdaughterIiahnnaandBrittianyHansonwithnephewBraedyn.PhotobySueEricksonOnigamiinsingDuluthMinn.EveryfivetosixyearsfisheriesagenciesfromaroundGichigamiLakeSuperiorgathertoreportontheStateofLakeSupe-rior.ThesegatheringsorchestratedbytheGreatLakesFisheryCommissiongiveagenciestheopportunitytogaugehowthelakeisdoingcomparedtoestablishedFishCommunityObjectives.TheFishCommunityObjectivesformulatedbythesesamefisheriesagen-ciesareupdatedasneeded.Thecurrentobjectivesestablishedin2003httpglfc.orgpubsSpecialPubsSp03_1.pdfsetgoalsfornamegoslaketroutadikamegwhitefishgiigoohnzehnspreyspeciesandbimiiziisealampreyaswellasotherspecieswhicharesmallerplayersinthebiglakesuchasogaawalleyenamelakesturgeonnamekosbrooktroutandmaajaanamekosnon-nativesport-fishlikechinookcohosteelheadandbrowntrout.Thereisalsoahabitatobjectivewhichincludestargetsforphysicalhabitate.g.spawningnurseryandfeedingareasandlevelsofcontaminantsinfish.IfyousiftthroughallthepresentationsontheStateofLakeSuperioronethingisevidentLakeSuperiorisalaketroutlake.Inthenearshorewaterswhite-fishandciscoa.k.a.herringalongwithlaketroutareimportanttocommercialfisheries.Laketroutalongwithwalleyeandnon-nativesport-fisharetheprimarytargetsoftherecreationalfisheries.Inoffshorewatersor70ofthelakewhereverylittlefishingoccurssiscowetlaketroutorfattrouttosomearethedominantfishalongwiththeirpreysculpinkiyiandbloaterchub.Presentationscomparedchangesinthelakeduring2006-2011tothestateofthelakeduringthepreviousfiveyears2001-2005.Thesecomparisonsshowlaketroutwhitefishandciscopopulationstobelowerinsomeareasofthelakebutoverallpopulationsarestable.Thereisconcernoverlake-widedeclinesinprey-fishabundanceprimarilyciscoandrainbowsmeltandpoorrecruitmentforlaketroutwhitefishandciscorecruitmentisameasureofhowmanyyoungfishtherearethatcangrowandbecomeapartofthefisheries.Sealampreynumbersarelowerbutabovetargetandotherspeciesarestableorimproving.Inoffshorewaterssiscowetandtheirpreykiyibloatersculpinsarestablewithhighabundancesofsiscowetandlowabundanceofprey.LakeSuperiorisdominatedbynativefishthatareshowingsignsofdensitydependenceinotherwordsthenumbersoffishinthelakehavepeakedandthefuturewilllikelyseenumbersofpredatorsandpreythatfluctuateduetopreyavail-abilityandrecruitmentvariability.Thegoalistokeeppopulationsatsustainablelevelsthroughactiveandadaptivemanagementbyfisheryagencies.TheentireLakeSuperiorsessioncanbefoundathttpglfc.orglakecomvideo2013_upper.html.EnglishandOjibwenameslaketroutnamegosorchinamekossealampreybimiiziiwhitefishadikamigrainbowsmeltbiijimaagazehnsciscoa.k.a.herringkewisbrooktroutnamekoslakesturgeonnamewalleyeogaaLakeSuperiorGichigamismallfishgiigoohnzehnsFisherymanagersreviewstateofLakeSuperiorFindlaketroutpopulationdownbutstableByBillMattesGLIFWCGreatLakesBiologist