Tag Archives: Fishing

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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2016 Outdoor Show Season Gets Underway

By Howard Meyerson The start of a New Year is always fun in Michigan. The weather may be unpredictable, but the winter outdoor show season goes on regardless. With 14 shows scheduled around the state between now and mid-March, outdoor … Continue reading

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Removing a Dam Can Be a Net Win for the Planet

In Michigan, like elsewhere,  there is a move afoot to remove dams where ever possible – a move I heartily endorse.  Many dams are aging and the cost to fix them is prohibitive. The downstream implications for residents and natural … Continue reading

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Captain, fishing guide provides lifelong learning experiences

By Howard Meyerson MANISTEE, MI -Wayne Andersen was attempting to lead a hooked steelhead when Captain Chuck Scribner offered him some gentle pointers. Andersen had cast to a visible current on the Manistee River and the fish quickly hit his salmon‑colored … Continue reading

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Popular Montmorency County flooding to be filled following dam construction

By Howard Meyerson Atlanta, Mich – A popular Montmorency County flooding now dry for several years will be replenished with water in 2016. Construction of a new dam at Foch Lakes flooding was completed in November. State officials say the … 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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DNR holds the line on 2016 king salmon stocking

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich – Lake Michigan will be stocked with 1.7 million chinook salmon in 2016, the same number as the past few years. Lake fish managers plan to hold the course rather than cut stocking in … Continue reading

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Officials: Strong 2015 Lake Michigan perch hatch

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Lake Michigan fish managers see more than a glimmer of hope for perch fishing in the future. A large crop of young perch appeared in late-summer netting efforts all around the lake. “I … Continue reading

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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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