SHEBOYGAN - Lake Michigan's bounty of fish developed a thriving commercial fishing industry that continues to this day, although on a smaller scale.

In the early days, according to Sheboygan Press clippings from the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, fishing the waters on the lake was noted as early as 1836 by explorers who witnessed local Indigenous people spearing fish. They also noted a rough lot of Ohio fishermen operating here at the time.

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