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2016 Fishing Season: Grand Rapids Waters Offer Plenty of Opportunity

Spring fishing. What’s not to like? The air is clear and cool and birds are often singing. Fish are hungry and readily take bait, lures and flies. It’s a time brimming with excitement for Grand Rapids anglers no matter whether … Continue reading

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DNR to plant 50,000 extra hatchery brown trout on Muskegon River to replace missing year-class

By Howard Meyerson Anglers who fish the Muskegon River for trout are going to get a little extra something this month. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources intends to stock an additional 50,000 brown trout in the waters downstream from Croton … Continue reading

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Trout Trails website helps pinpoint successful spots

By Howard Meyerson Ever find yourself wondering where else you might fish for trout in Michigan, where the fishing is good and river access is guaranteed?  I admit I often end up fishing the same old rivers, one that many … Continue reading

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DNR: No benefits from steelhead net pen experiment

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – A 3-year experiment to determine if steelhead survival improves when hatchery-born yearlings are allowed to acclimate in a pen before being released to open water showed no benefit, according to state officials who … Continue reading

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Trout size limit reduced on Type 4 Michigan streams, tightened on coaster streams

By Howard Meyerson Trout anglers headed out for the 2015 fishing season can now keep 7-inch brook trout  caught on any of Michigan’s Type 4 trout streams. The Natural Resources Commission approved a new regulation in April reducing the minimum … Continue reading

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Bass Rules: Year-round catch-and-release proposed

By Howard Meyerson Michigan bass anglers could soon be enjoying more time on the water. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is floating a proposed rule change to allow catch-and-immediate-release (CIR) bass fishing all-year, statewide – except on specific waters … Continue reading

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Black Lake sturgeon season ends in six hours

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI — More than 300 anglers hoped to spear a sturgeon through the ice when Michigan’s Black Lake sturgeon-spearing season opened Feb. 7. But the five-day season lasted only five and a half hours. Four … Continue reading

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Winter steelhead on the St. Joe: good if you got the gumption

By Howard Meyerson BENTON HARBOR, MI — There is an old adage that says history is determined by those who show up. The same might be said about winter angling: Those who show up are the ones who catch fish. I … Continue reading

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Soldier’s story and more: Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to Michigan

By Howard Meyerson The horror of war and the personal trauma it imparts on soldiers might seem antithetical to the peaceful nature of fly fishing. However, Colorado videographer Scott Thompson skillfully weaves those ideas together in “Breaking Through: The Story … Continue reading

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Michigan DNR changes master angler program rules

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — No more looking for a certified scale in the middle of the night for that monster walleye. That’s the word from the Michigan DNR, which recently revised the rules for the state’s Master … Continue reading

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