Tag Archives: Salmon

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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1000 + Fishing Trips: Montague angler unlocks White River secrets

By Howard Meyerson To look the state’s list of Master Angler entries for the White River in Muskegon County one gets the impression the river is filled with redhorse, white suckers and carp. Only three salmon or steelheads were listed … Continue reading

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DNR’s Lake Huron Atlantic salmon slow to show

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s experiment with stocking Atlantic salmon in Lake Huron has yet to produce the results that anglers had hoped for this summer, but state fisheries managers say they aren’t worried. The Lake Huron Atlantic salmon program is … Continue reading

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New stream fish trend viewer let’s Michigan anglers find wild trout

By Howard Meyerson I’ve lost track of how often I have wondered trout fishing on this or that river, how big they are, and how to access the water. Perhaps you too keep a dog-eared copy of Gerth Hendrickson’s original … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan’s charter-fishing catch rate slips in 2013

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Lake Michigan anglers complained in 2013 about catching fewer though bigger chinook salmon than prior years, but charter fishing captains had a pretty good year. They logged 11,875 fishing trips, the second highest … Continue reading

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Newaygo fishing guide, author breaks new ground about fussy trout in book

By Howard Meyerson Perhaps you’ve cast to a trout or steelhead only to find yourself snubbed. It approaches, looks, and backs away. Was it the motor oil on your hands, the color of the fly, the pattern chosen, or its … Continue reading

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Early season salmon calls for cold water tactics

By Howard Meyerson BENTON HARBOR, MI — The sizzle of running line caught everyone’s attention. Another fish had hooked up and seemed to be running with a lure. It was just nine in the morning and the ice box was … Continue reading

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Alewife numbers remain low in Lake Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Researchers studying prey fish populations in Lake Michigan have found that alewife populations continue to be at low ebb and may dip further before the 2014 fishing season is over. Surveys conducted last … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan fishing forecast: Colder waters, smaller salmon and steelhead

By Howard Meyerson It’s not a stretch to say that lakes will be cold when the 2014 fishing season opens on April 1. And, given the volume of frigid runoff this spring, federal hydrologists predict Lake Michigan-Huron waters are likely … Continue reading

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Increased license fees will improve inland fishing, cold water habitat and hunting lands

By Howard Meyerson The start of Michigan’s 2014 fishing season is still a couple of weeks away, but if you haven’t been paying close attention you might be surprised when you buy a fishing license this year. Prices have gone … Continue reading

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