Fishing Kayaks Now Available to Rent from Kenosha Community Sailing Center

Kenosha, WI – Kayak fishing may be more than 5,000 years old, but this summer is the first time anyone has started to rent kayaks in the Kenosha harbor.  Anglers looking to try small boat fishing need only book with the Kenosha Community Sailing Center online and bring their tackle down to the Kenosha Yacht Club where the center is located. 

Recognizing that there are many people who enjoy fishing the harbor, the sailing center wanted to include some fishing kayaks in their new fleet of recreational rental watercraft, explains Jim Buck, president of the Kenosha Sailing Center. “We are all about growing the community around the harbor whether people are sailing, fishing, or paddling. We want them to love the lake and not take it for granted.”   

Rob Wendel, owner of Lake Michigan Anglers and regional kayak fishing expert reports that the Kenosha harbor is filled with Brown Trout and Salmon in September. He recommends any type of crankbait and encourages people to experience the thrill of catching fish from a kayak.  Once you get started, you will be the one hooked! 

The popularity of kayak fishing has been exploding over the last few years. Kayak manufacturers have designed boats specifically for anglers. The fishing kayaks being rented by the Kenosha Community Sailing Center include a handheld fish finder, two flush mount rod holders and plenty of room for gear. 

The Kenosha Community Sailing Center has been reaching out to groups like the Kenosha Sportfishing & Conservation Association (KSFCA), Root Pike WIN and the Kenosha Charter Boat Association to pull together, share information and support each other.  Lynn Davis, President of KSFCA was excited to pass the news about the fishing kayaks on to their membership and the Sailing Center is pleased to share information about KSFCA’s mission, particularly their conservation efforts.  

Online rental bookings and registration for sailing courses can all be done on the Kenosha Community Sailing Center’s website  They are also on most social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or you can get on their email list to receive timely announcements about their organization’s activities and other harbor events by sending your name and email to   

Remembering Mike Bjorn

Remembering Mike Bjorn

Mike Bjorn was a friend to me and to the Man About Town show. With the news of his passing, we're re-releasing the Mike Bjorn's episode in its fullness. When you watch it, you'll see that Mike loved art, music, and anything that was a bit different. Mike made an indelible mark on Downtown Kenosha, and we honor his memory.

Mike Bjorn's Fine Clothing

The term “haberdashery” seems to be experiencing a resurgence lately, so it’s very fitting that we stopped in to Mike Bjorn’s Men’s Clothing store – a true haberdashery by any standard. Mike Bjorn’s, smack dab in the middle of downtown Kenosha, has been selling men's’ clothing and accessories, as well as renting tuxedos, since 1982.

Mike Bjorn, founder of Mine Bjorn's Fine Clothing

Mike Bjorn, founder of Mine Bjorn's Fine Clothing

At Bjorn’s, you’ll find everything from formal to flamboyant, from the serious to the whimsical – the store itself leaning heavily toward the whimsical. What started out as a means for a young man and his wife to make ends meet while not having to work for “the man”, became a local institution.

That Mike Bjorn is an artist and musician at heart can be seen throughout the store. You can’t miss the walls covered with photos of musicians and celebrities from the past and present. But you have to look up...that’s where you see the truly fun stuff. Hanging, like mobiles, you’ll see fighter jets, horses, and vintage aviation.

Mike & Judy are now semi-retired, and their son Brett now runs the place. Brett has kept the fun atmosphere, and is expanding the inventory to satisfy the up and coming fashion appetites: hats, casual shirts, the largest selection of ties and cummerbunds you’ve ever seen, and socks...oh boy the socks...

While you’ll find plenty of amusing suits and jackets on the main floor, it’s the basement that holds the gems... From truly eccentric tuxedos, to vintage - and I mean “checkered, polyester, lapels-so-wide-that-they should-have-their-own-zip-code" vintage.

So yes, come to Mike Bjorn’s to buy that new suit for your interview, or to rent – or buy – that tuxedo you need for your wedding or prom. But, really, carve out some extra time to take a look around and have some fun.

Traveling Food Truck Tour Coming to Kenosha!

Traveling Food Truck Tour Coming to Kenosha!

Southeast Wisconsin's largest traveling food truck tour is coming to the Biergarten this Summer! There are four dates where you can experience food trucks galore!

  • June 27
  • July 11
  • August 26
  • September 26

You won't want to miss this!

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