Our Story

About Us

UpperHand Fish is a proud supplier of wild caught fish from the Straits of Mackinac. All of the fish is caught in the cold waters of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Once caught, it is processed immediately and vacuum sealed to retain that “Fresh Caught Flavor.”  We carry a full line of smoked Pate’s (Whitefish, Lake Trout, and Salmon) Fish Fillets (Whitefish, Walleye, Lake Trout, Wild King Salmon, and Smelt *seasonal*). Smoked Fish (Whitefish, Salmon, Lake Trout) Smoked Boneless and Skinless and Lake Trout Bites. Lake Trout and Wild Salmon Caviar. Salmon and Lake Trout Patties for Grilling. Welcome to our site and can’t wait for you to enjoy our amazing products! Bon Appetit!

Our Process

Commercial fishing vessels are in use on a regular basis and continually supply fresh caught fish from Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior.  Once caught, it is cleaned, processed, and vacuum sealed immediately.  According to Michigan State University, Department of Food Science and the Human Nutrition Sensory Evaluation Laboratory, “Fish which is carefully vacuum packed, frozen and expertly handled keeps its “fresh from the water” flavor. Consumers were unable to differentiate the cooked flavor of fresh lake fish from the vacuum-packed frozen fish.  The nutritional value remains untouched as well”

How & Where to Buy

UpperHand Fish operates in numerous avenues in the Great Lakes Region:

1. Local Farmers Markets

Summer & Fall Months:

Find us at the Farmers Market in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Summer & Early Fall:

Find us at the Saturday market in Plymouth Michigan.

2. Online Orders

Growing Hope Online Farmers Market

Place online orders at the Growing Hope Farmers Market and pickup in-person at the Ypsilanti Market on Tuesdays.

Market Wagon Online Farmers Market

We also sell through the Market Wagon Online Farmers Market. You can order our products through their site if you live in the Western, Midwest, or Southeast Region of Michigan. We also support the Indianapolis/Indiana region and Columbus/Ohio region.

3. Buy Direct & Pick-up in Person

If you wish to preorder your products directly from us, please email us directly at upperhandfish@yahoo.com

You can pay for your order online and pick up at either the Ann Arbor or Plymouth Farmers Markert.

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