Tag Archives: Fishing

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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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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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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Grand River coho salmon run expected to be hot

By Howard Meyerson As summer winds down and thoughts turn to fall, area sport anglers often turn their attention to the Grand River. September is prime time for salmon runs. The city’s downtown fishery is next to none, drawing anglers … Continue reading

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Brook trout study explores life-giving groundwater seeps

By Howard Meyerson CEDAR SPRINGS — Within minutes of each pulling on a pair of waders, Justin Wegner and Graeme Zaparzynski were focused on a trout — a nice, hidden brookie in the clear, shallow waters of Cedar Creek, a … Continue reading

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Lead and Loons

By Howard Meyerson Τom Cooley has examined a lot of dead loons during the past 27 years. They appear every year, dead on beaches and inland lakes where cottage owners, researchers, national park volunteers, or Michigan Department of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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