Skipper's Gallery

Photo Gallery
Copyright Trygvie Jensen Photography 2007
Fisherman Jake Ellefson lets one slip away
Dennis Hickey at the helm aboard his trap net boat
Hickey Brothers fish tug Southwester in a heavy sea.
Working a pound net in North Bay. Hickey Brothers crew
Captain Ted's fish tug Miss Judy moored at Hickey Brothers dock
Jake Ellefson setting back a gang of gill nets. Jeff Hagen at the wheel of the gill-net tug Jane
Jeff McDonald's gill-net tug C&R, leaving Jackson Harbor early in the morning.
Jake Ellefson's gill-net tug Miss Judy moored at the Ellefson dock in Jackson Harbor. 1998
Jeff Hickey at the lifter in the gill-net tug Southwester.
Commercial fisherman Dennis Hickey.
Charlie Henriksen coming into Sand Bay in his gill-net tug Mercury.
Jay Virlee picking whitefish from a gill net at the sorting table in the Southwester.
Jeff Hagen setting back a gang of gill nets out of the stern of the fish-tug Jane. July, 2003.
Rick Johnson coming into Sand Bay in his gill-net tug Freitag Brothers.
Commercial Fisherman Charlie Henriksen at the wheel in the Mercury
Dennis Hickey securing a line on a pound net
"Bagging" the pot portion of a pound net. Whitefish harvest in North Bay
Gill-net tug Jane in Jackson Harbor
Niel Teskie's gill-net tug Betty iced in her mooring at Sand Bay
Kenny Koyen's gill-net tug Seediver at Jackson Harbor
Harvesting whitefish from a pound net. North Bay.
Weborg's gill-net tug Ranger and Rick Johnson's tug Freitag Brothers at Rowleys Bay
Charlie Henrikksen wheeling in his gill-net tug Mercury coming into Sand Bay.
Commercial fisherman Kenny Koyen at Jackson Harbor
Jay Virlee left and Dennis Hickey manuever the boat into the pot of a pound net in North Bay.
Commercial fisherman Jake Ellefson working on a gill net.
Gill-net tug Shelly once owned by Joe LeClair in Jacksonport. Moored at Manistique MI.
Hickey Brothers and crew in a trap-net boat in Baileys Harbor
Pound net set up in North Bay
Dennis Hickey in the Southwester
Jeff Hagen clearing whitefish from a gill net in the Jane.
Hickey Brothers gill-net tug Southwester in winter mooring at Baileys Harbor.
Kenny Koyen's gill-net tug leaving Jackson Harbor.
Jeff Hickey in the trap-net boat Leif in North Bay.
The gill-net tug Ida S. inbound to Algoma. Photo by Wendell Wilke
Jake Ellefson and Jeff McDonald cleaning whitefish
Gill-net tug Mercury moored at Sand Bay in Door County
Jeff Weborg's gill-net tug Ranger moored in Gills Rock at the Weborg Wharf.
Jeff McDonald's gill-net tug in her winter mooring at Detroit Harbor, Washington Island.
Seger's gill-net tugs Islander and M&R in the fog at Sheboygan
Gill-net tug LaFond breaking ice in Algoma. Wendell Wilke Collection
Walter Jorgenson & Jake Ellefson icing down the days catch of whitefish at their shed in Jackson Harbor, Washington Island, WI.
Dennis Hickey and crew member Jay Virlee harvesting whitefish from a pound net in North Bay, Door County, WI.
Hickey Brothers trap-net boat Sheepshead in Baileys Harbor, WI.
L to R: Jeff Hickey at lifter, Jay Virlee, and Dennis Hickey at the lifter table in the gill-net tug Southwester.
Mark Nelson and his gill-net tug J.B. Nelson inbound to Sheboygan steaming past the pierhead light. April 2008.
The gill-net tug C&R heading out of Jackson Harbor, Washington Island, WI. in the predawn with Skipper Jeff McDonald and longtime fisherman Jake Ellefson to harvest whitefish from Lake Michigan. October 2008.
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