Use the Whole Fish 

Not all Traverse City fishing charters are as special as a trip with Mega Bite. Not only will we teach you how to fish but we will also teach you about different ways you can use your fish. A common question we are asked when cleaning fish after a day on the water is “what do you guys do with the fish guts?” While we do throw them in a trash bag, they do not go in the trash. We actually store them in a freezer behind the marina clubhouse and they are picked up at the end of each week by a guy that finds multiple ways to use them.

Fish Fertilizer 

We encourage our customers to take full advantage of every part of their fish. One of the best ways to do this is to use the fish remains as fertilizer in a garden. Fish makes for an outstanding natural fertilizer. This was first done by Native Americans who used to fill their crop fields with fish and it helped the crops flourish during the growing season. This can just as easily be done in your garden at home, no matter the size.

It’s Easy!

The best way to do this is by cutting the remains of the fish into chunks and making sure to spread them in your garden about a foot or two underneath the soil. Exposing fish to your soil acts as an immediate fertilizer and as the fish continues to decompose, plants can still draw nutrients from it.

The best part about it all is that if you ask nicely, you can probably talk the Mega Bite crew into chunking your fish remains up for you so that all you have to do is throw them in the garden when you get home!

Don’t hesitate to give this a try on your next fishing charter in Traverse City with Mega Bite. We encourage you to use your fish to their full potential and what better way to do that than have a garden full of yummy veggies! We aren’t here to just take you fishing, but also teach you about fishing and everything it has to offer in life.