Tag Archives: Fishing

Christmas on the Fly: gifts for the fly angler on your list

By Howard Meyerson Fly fishing videographer Robert Thompson made a quite a splash last spring when his production, “The River,” premiered at the Rialto Theater in Grayling on the opening weekend of Michigan’s trout season. The circa-1930 movie house filled … Continue reading

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Feisty Fishes: Fall and Winter Steelhead Fishing in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson They hit hard, leap high, and run like a freight train when hooked, which is why hundreds of anglers converge each fall on rivers in the Grand Rapids-area hoping to hook a steelhead. Muscular and feisty, the … Continue reading

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Higher brookie limit on three new waters

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI. — Anglers will be able to keep 10 brook trout per day on eight Upper Peninsula streams when the 2015 fishing season opens. DNR Director Keith Creagh earlier this month approved experimental regulations for … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing Dismal

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Fall salmon egg-take efforts have drawn to a close in Michigan, and state officials are reporting another successful year. But coho and chinook salmon runs were far smaller than average on two key … Continue reading

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2014 fishing license sales lagging in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — It may be the weather or Michigan’s new license structure, but fewer anglers have purchased fishing licenses this season compared with 2013. State officials say the license year is half over, but the … Continue reading

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When the greater good isn’t good enough; Muskegon sturgeon kill should sound alarm

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI – Wildlife and fisheries management is full of seemingly damaging actions — those undertaken to achieve some “greater good,” meaning the betterment of a particular species. We set fires to create prairies and improve habitat … Continue reading

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Northern Michigan fishing guide builds big boats for small rivers

By Howard Meyerson INDIAN RIVER, MI — While enjoying breakfast at a north woods restaurant just after dawn, Phil Croff noticed some men in the parking lot ogling his boat. They got out of their truck and made a bee-line … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan salmon runs proving slower, smaller than average

By Howard Meyerson BEULAH, MI — Fall is the time of year when Lake Michigan salmon start nosing their way up natal streams to spawn and die. State fish managers, however, are uncertain about what to expect this season. Many … Continue reading

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Muskegon schoolchildren put Isle Royale wolf lessons to use, build website for kids

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI –There is something remarkable taking place in the third- and fourth-grade classroom at Reeths-Puffer Elementary School in Muskegon. Eight-, 9- and 10-year-old children are learning about predator-prey relationships, the food chain and the wolves on … Continue reading

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Study: Asian carp in Lake Erie wouldn’t hurt perch, walleyes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – A new study published in the Journal of Conservation Biology reports the combined conclusions of a panel of U.S. and Canadian fisheries experts that bighead and silver carp would have little negative effect … Continue reading

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