Try This: Smoked Shrimp
“That doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm against it." Anthony Bourdain wasn’t quite buying the concept of smoked shrimp. All that changed, however, when he visited Calumet Fisheries for his show No Reservations and took his first bite. That’s because the shrimp has the perfect amount of smokiness, enhancing, rather than shrouding, its natural sweetness.
It should come as no surprise that Calumet Fisheries knows what it’s doing. After all, the shop was started in 1928, when it was run by current owner Mark Kotlick’s father and uncle. Shrimp emerged as the house specialty over the years, and the team still smokes these tasty crustaceans in a shack right outside. Cherry wood and white oak creates smoke that engulfs the shrimp and wafts out toward customers, who usually enjoy their meals in their cars or—when it’s nice out—on the nearby bridge.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Learn from top instructor with Illinois record 2,011 fish caught in 24 hours and has participated in 3 World Championships of fishing!
What is the experience customers can expect?
Detailed information on fishing better, more smart and saving money on tackle. Interesting fishing historical items and engaging content all taught on the shore of local inland suburban waters. No tackle needed! Only a pencil, paper, hat, sunblock and water are needed.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Seeing people struggle to fish, I have always wanted to share success. Sharing some easy, inexpensive tips opens others local waters to real adventure and excitement. Someday, I wish to be in the angling hall of fame as a teacher of many anglers.
What do you love most about your job?
The excitement that comes from stories and pictures of people and kids who catch a lot of fish after my lessons! I get some amazing thank you notes. Happy anglers of any age are pretty rewarding for me.
It's easy to miss Dan's Tackle Service & Fly Fishing Gear, a shop marked only by a sign that reads Open. Come in; however, for fishermen and fisherwomen, this spot is worth a bit of extra searching. That's because, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “anything a fisherman needs — hip waders and boots to fishing cloves and BluBlocker shades — Pieczonka’s got it in stock.”
Dan Pieczonka is the owner of Dan's Tackle Service & Fly Fishing Gear and a passionate fisherman who cast his first line at the age of 4 into Montrose Harbor. He began crafting custom fly-fishing rods in 1970 and, in 1981, opened his shop in the upstairs apartment of his childhood home. A Vietnam veteran who also served in the navy, Dan has cast lines into bodies of water across the world. He can recommend the best fishing spots not only in and around Chicago but also in places like Saskatchewan and the Bahamas.
Part of the fun of fishing is the element of surprise: what's going to be on the end of the line? Will you accidentally stumble upon a fish flash mob? That's also part of the fun of Mystery Tackle Box, although the end goal is always to make your fishing trips more reliably successful. In the middle of every month, subscribers open up the mailbox to find a surprise assortment of cool new lures and tackle. It's all tailored to their favorite type of fishing, such as bass, inshore saltwater, panfish, or public pool. If they discover a product that really reels them in, there's also an online shop to order more.
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