by Sheri Mcwhirter, Traverse City Record-Eagle

PESHAWBESTOWN — About an eighth of Ed John’s typical catch is whitefish, with the rest usually lake trout.

There’s an occasional walleye or salmon among what John pulls in and unloads at the marina in Peshawbestown, but it’s the whitefish that garners the best price, he said.

“We’re not catching as many as we used to,” said the owner of Treaty Fish Company.

John is a tribal commercial fisherman who has been fishing Lake Michigan for years. He said he intends to continue that tradition for years to come,

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