Tag Archives: Rivers

Fall Canoeing: Great beauty for those who go prepared for the elements

By Howard Meyerson Fall is a great time to canoe Michigan rivers. Air temperatures are cool. The bugs are gone. And northern woods are typically ablaze with color. But fall weather can be fickle, so paddlers need to be ready. … Continue reading

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Natural State: Black River paddle an enjoyable, wild outing

By Howard Meyerson BANGOR, MI — The heat of the day seemed to slip away as our group floated into the shady reaches of the Black River where its gentle current carried us forward and the overhead canopy offered cool … Continue reading

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Spring steelhead: Anglers full of anticipation

By Howard Meyerson GRANT, MI — Anticipation is always a big lure when fishing, particularly as the seasons change from winter to spring. Fresh steelhead runs show up on many Michigan streams and this particular morning was no exception. Captain … Continue reading

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Boardman River washout: fish, wildlife impacts not serious

By Howard Meyerson Wildlife and fish habitat on the Boardman River was hit hard by a five foot deep surge of water on October 6 when a 20-foot draw-down of Brown Bridge Dam pond got out of control. State and other officials … Continue reading

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Anglers Miffed: Michigan proposes 10-fish category for brook trout in U.P.

By Howard Meyerson Ontonagon, Mich. — Michigan may be adding a new trout steam category in 2013, created specifically for 10 test rivers where brook trout limits will be doubled to 10 fish per day. The fast-tracked proposal was presented … Continue reading

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New Findings: Stink of death may keep lamprey out of rivers

By Howard Meyerson Scientists studying sea lamprey behavior are testing a new way to keep them out of Michigan rivers. An experiment on the Ocqueoc River by Michigan State University researchers this summer found nearly all of 350 radio-tagged lampreys … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Perfect for Catching Smallmouth on Flies

By Howard Meyerson NEWAYGO, MI — Hot summer days aren’t always the best for trout, but summer is dynamite for smallmouth bass. And fortunately, Michigan has a number of great rivers for smallies. What’s special about smallmouth is they are … Continue reading

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New Tippy Dam installation to cool river waters for trout

By Howard Meyerson July 2012 was a hot month for fishing on Lower Peninsula rivers, but state fish managers and Consumers Energy officials say a new upwelling system behind Tippy Dam should help cool downstream Manistee River waters and perhaps … Continue reading

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My Kind of Place: The Nooksack

I’ve never been here. But now that I know, I am likely to look for it. Found:  NooksackWildAndScenic, a river in Washington State. American Rivers, the non-profit river conservation group is seeking federal Wild and Scenic status for the river … Continue reading

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Thornapple River Expedition to Float in August

By Howard Meyerson When Erv Gambee takes a week off in August to paddle the Thornapple River, the Caledonia resident won’t be alone. Gambee, the president of the Thornapple River Watershed Council, will be joined by others — several dozen … Continue reading

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