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Anglers brace for changes to Grand Rapids’ unique urban fishery

Will bringing the rapids back to Grand Rapids be a boom or bust scenario for this Midwest city, the second largest in the state of Michigan?  The answer is different depending on who is talking. Local whitewater enthusiasts pushing for the … 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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New Tippy Dam installation to cool river waters for trout

By Howard Meyerson July 2012 was a hot month for fishing on Lower Peninsula rivers, but state fish managers and Consumers Energy officials say a new upwelling system behind Tippy Dam should help cool downstream Manistee River waters and perhaps … Continue reading

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Free Running: Brown Bridge Dam to come out summer 2012

By Howard Meyerson Traverse City, Mich. — Come summer, if all goes as planned, the waters of the Boardman River will for the first time in 91 years begin to flow naturally down to Lake Michigan. State and federal officials … Continue reading

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