Tag Archives: Trout

Officials consider changes to lake trout regulations

By Howard Meyerson Lake Michigan anglers can expect rule changes ahead for lake trout all along the Lower Peninsula shoreline. State fisheries managers want to liberalize fishing in the southern basin and reduce fishing pressure in northern waters. “We’re interested … 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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Biggest Steelhead of 2013: Grand Rapids anglers makes good on the Big Manistee River

By Howard Meyerson MANISTEE, MI — Their day started out like any number in late October – some wind, some sun and fish were jumping, but the bite? Well, honestly, meh. Things could have been a lot better to hear … Continue reading

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Moving on: Boardman River dam removal goes into Phase II

  By Howard Meyerson TRAVERSE CITY – Anglers and paddlers can once again access the Boardman River in the vicinity of the former Brown Bridge Dam which was removed in the fall and winter of 2012. State and other officials … Continue reading

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Michigan trout fishing lodges full of character, history

By Howard Meyerson LOVELLS, MI — Maybe you are looking for something new, a different way to enjoy the trout fishing season that opened Saturday. Michigan trout fishing history is rich with stories of bygone days, back when lumbering was … Continue reading

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Holland Anglers Bring ‘Classic’ Michigan Flies to Life.

By Howard Meyerson In the spring, when thoughts of trout fishing inevitably hit hard, I almost always bring the fly boxes out for a gander. One by one, I pick through them looking for gaps, the flies I need to … 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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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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