Many fishing charter captains offer gift certificates around the holidays. Be sure to check out www.michigancharterboats.com
MACKINAC STRAITS FISH, St. Ignace
Owner Jill Bentgen buys her fish direct from the source. A variety of smoked products are available, such as whitefish, lake trout fillets, smoked lake trout spread, whitefish sausages and a variety of whole fish.
Also fresh local fish.
Cost: An 8-ounce container of smoked whitefish or smoked lake trout spread retails for $6.95. The whitefish sausage retails for $6.95 for a 12-ounce package. You may customize your own gift boxes with assortments of smoked whitefish and spreads along with other company products.
The retail store is at 109 W. Elliot, St. Ignace, 906-643-7535 or 888-333-1823, or go to www.msfishcompany.com
DURHAM’S TRACKLEMENTS, Ann Arbor
What: Cold-smoked salmon in these varieties: classic Scottish highland smoked, pecan wood smoked, twice smoked, a gravlax style with dill and a Thai spice-cured flavor. For best flavor and quality, according to the Web site, it’s best to order unsliced pieces.
Cost: The basic mail-order package is 11/2 pounds of smoked salmon for $65, which includes shipping. Smaller packages are available; call for information.
The retail shop is in Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown at 212 E. Kingsley.
Order: 800-844-7853 anytime. For pickup orders, call 734-930-6642, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. and Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sat. or by appointment.
Download an order form at www.tracklements.com and fax it to 734-332-9250.
WILD GAME SIMPLE – Cook Book
Ludington, MI charter captain, guide, author and photographer Mike Gnatkowski has turned his attention to one of his other loves- wild game cooking- to compile a cook book of easy, delicious recipes that every Joe Sportsman can prepare with ingredients found right in their own kitchen. Wild Game Simple features over 100 straightforward recipes to prepare everything from fish to venison to fowl. The book’s well-illustrated features includes sections on cleaning game and fish, field dressing, storage and freezing, wines, hors devours, soups, chowders and chilies, as well as easy yet elegant entrees like Easy Venison Wellington, Stuffed Mallard Breast, and Walleye Veronique. The book also includes over a dozen easy crock-pot recipes. The recipes are a compilation of the captain’s secret blends, customer’s offerings and old time favorites. Signed copies are available for $24.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling online by clicking the order button below or by calling 308-203-1044. NE residents need to add 7% state sales tax. ORDER HERE