Monthly Archives: October 2015

A moment of beauty

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Steelhead unpredictable, but pike can fill the day

By Howard Meyerson LUDINGTON, MI – We knew the odds of catching steelhead were slim. It was mid-October, not November. The weather had been unseasonably warm, but scattered reports had surfaced on the Internet. And fishing, after all, is an optimistic … Continue reading

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Sea lamprey abundance dropping in the Great Lakes

By Howard Meyerson Sea lamprey numbers are dropping steadily in the Great Lakes, but nowhere more so than lakes Huron and Michigan where 20-year and 30-year lows are reported respectively. The joint U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes Fishery Commission recently … Continue reading

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Man breaks 109-year Michigan record with big catch

I suspect it put up quite a fight, but Greg Gasiciel was up to the challenge.  The smallmouth bass he hooked last Sunday while fishing a green grub weighed 9.33 pounds. A quick story on MLive shares a few more details. … Continue reading

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Mountain biking fourteeners creates a rift in the outdoor community 

Increasingly the question surfaces: Where should mountain bikes be allowed? How about mountain trails, particularly the popular Colorado fourteeners, known for their elevation? Joe Lindsey’s feature in Bicycling Magazine sheds some light on the complexity of the question. What complexity? Read … Continue reading

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DNR proposes to liberalize fishing on Lake Gogebic and other waters

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Anglers who enjoy fishing for walleye on Lake Gogebic in the western Upper Peninsula, will be able to keep some smaller ones if proposed rule changes are approved by the Natural Resources Commission … Continue reading

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Pigeon River returning to free-flowing state

By Howard Meyerson VANDERBILT — Anglers who like free­-flowing streams got a chance to celebrate in September 2014 when the Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat dam was permanently opened on the Pigeon River allowing it to return to a free­-flowing … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan shipwreck zone to become national sanctuary

An 80-mile long stretch of Lake Michigan is on its way to  becoming the second Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuary. A story on MLive today reports the site contains 30 known shipwrecks including the “Rouse Simmons, a three-masted schooner known … Continue reading

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