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Rogue River Expedition Highlights West Michigan’s Natural Beauty and Promotes Water Quality

There is a lot to be said for seeing things first-hand and a group of 100 paddlers will do that in June. That’s when they will explore the upper and lower Rogue River during a two-day float called Rogue River … Continue reading

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Big Fish: Wood carver enjoys fishing for those fish he carves

By Howard Meyerson SYLVAN LAKE, MI — Bob Batchik has long been hooked on fish and fishing: bluegills, trout, bass, pike and perch. He isn’t fussy. He likes them all – particularly if he has a carving knife in hand. … Continue reading

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Bamboo fly rod builder: Wes Cooper honored with MSU heritage award

By Howard Meyerson FREMONT, MI – In the quiet of his basement workshop, Wes Cooper has been keeping a 90-year-old Michigan tradition alive – that of hand-building bamboo fly rods in an era dominated by mass-produced fishing poles. Cooper is … Continue reading

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Mixed Views: Michigan 5 Year Fisheries Plan

By Howard Meyerson A draft five-year plan to guide where state fisheries managers will focus their future efforts is getting mixed reviews from anglers and fishing groups, who largely support it but criticize its lack of specificity. The public comment … Continue reading

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U.P. Brook Trout: Five streams will have 10 fish limits

  By Howard Meyerson Michigan will have five experimental Upper Peninsula trout streams in 2013 where anglers can keep 10 brook trout per day rather than the current limit of five. That change was approved by Michigan Department of Natural … 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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Michigan holds the line at 5 brook trout in the UP

By Howard Meyerson Lansing — State fisheries officials are recommending that Michigan’s Upper Peninsula brook trout limit remain five fish per day after hearing from anglers around the state about a proposal floated last spring to double the limit to … Continue reading

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Who wants trout? Michigan TU funds study to find out

By Howard Meyerson Michigan Trout Unlimited wants to find out more about cold water anglers, those who fish trout, salmon and steelhead on the state’s rivers and lakes. The conservation group raised $100,000 to fund that study. The project is … Continue reading

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Healing Waters: How fishing helps veterans cope with the scars of war

By Howard Meyerson NEWAYGO, MI — Any differences were set aside when they stepped off the bus; those of the men who had gone to war and come back sullied; and those of the open-faced anglers who greeted them, hoping … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Rogue River Gets More Love

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS – The Rogue River, a popular trout fishing stream in Kent and Newaygo counties, is getting a little extra love these days. The river was selected by national Trout Unlimited in 2010 to be one of a … Continue reading

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