Dumper Dan’s in Sheboygan has adapted and grown the business for 37 years

Sheboygan – Dawn comes early in summer in Wisconsin.

And time goes by so fast. years up.

At 5 a.m. on June 20, a pink light filled the sky over Sheboygan Marina.

“Ready to go?” said Captain Dan Welch, 55, owner of Dumper Dan’s Sportfishing Charters in Sheboygan. “The fish are waiting there.”

Our crew of 12 moved to the pier behind Dumper Dan’s waterfront store.

Three of Welch’s fleet of six 28-foot cruisers had already departed. The others slowed in their docks, waiting for us to load.

Welch led us to the boats and waved goodbye. We split four pieces, and in minutes went for an adventure in the Big Pond.

Herring gulls flutter in the sky, strong boats ride on board, the cool lake air washes our cheeks.

Some things never change.

Others are markedly different.

Yesterday Welch apparently had his first 14-year-old buddy with Captain Gary Schrempf of AAA Charters of Sheboygan and they had a hunting party including outdoor writer, DJ and contestant George Voklich of Madison.

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