Tag Archives: Trout Unlimited

Golden Lotus Dam: Permanent draw down complete, removal to come

By Howard Meyerson VANDERBILT, MI –  The Pigeon River, north of Vanderbilt, is once again flowing freely through the Pigeon River Country State Forest. The last of 23 stop logs in the Song of the Morning Ranch yoga camp dam was … Continue reading

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Regulations proposed to bring back Michigan’s coaster brook trout

By Howard Meyerson It will take a while, but in a decade or so, anglers once again may be able to fish for coaster brook trout along Michigan’s Lake Superior shoreline and tributaries. State fisheries managers are embarking on a … Continue reading

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Pigeon River trout stream to thrive with removal of yoga camp dam

By Howard Meyerson It’s taken three dam mishaps and several years of legal wrangling for good sense to finally prevail about the Song of the Morning Ranch/ Lansing Club dam on the Pigeon River, a state designated Wild-Scenic River and … Continue reading

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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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