American singer-songwriter, David Dondero, is reporting in his meals from his current tour. He’s living my dream of playing music and eating on the road. Here Dave talks about Lake Superior Chubs (smoked fish).

If travelling around Lake Superior you will come across various smoked fish shops.  My favorite Lake Superior smoked fish is the Cisco or Chub.  They are usually really cheap and are around 10 inches in length. I got 2 of them for under 5 bucks.   They are an oily fresh water white fish.  Another Scandinavian favorite.

The last couple times i tried to get them on the North Shore of Lake Superior they were unavailable. I could not find them in Duluth, MN either this time around.   I’m not sure if they were depleted due to overfishing or if they got sick and died off.  Well they are definately still around certain parts of the lake and i found some in northern Wisconsin.  The town is called Bayfield and it’s on the northern peninsula of Wisconsin.  The finger of land which juts out into Lake Superior.

When i get them I usually eat them right away with my hands.  They smell pretty strong so the odor stays with you all day.  It’s wise to throw the left over carcass away and not keep it in the car.  It will smell for a week.

So here they are.  These little golden Lake Superior beauties.  I bought them at Newago’s Fish Market off   Rte 13.. Bayfield, WI  .. delicious.

Newago’s Fish Market - 707 Old Military Rd. Bayfield, WI 54814

David Dondero is one of the hardest working touring folk singers in America. Once named one of the Best Living Songwriters by NPR, alongside Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Paul McCartney. It’s a privilege to have him part of Me So Hungry.

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