Tag Archives: Grand River

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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Nature Nearby: Parks, Trails, Woods and Wildlife Within 10 minutes of downtown Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Though Grand Rapids’ downtown is often bustling, nature is never far away: green havens can be found throughout the city and all along the Grand River corridor. More than two dozen natural environs can be found within … Continue reading

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Feisty Fishes: Fall and Winter Steelhead Fishing in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson They hit hard, leap high, and run like a freight train when hooked, which is why hundreds of anglers converge each fall on rivers in the Grand Rapids-area hoping to hook a steelhead. Muscular and feisty, the … Continue reading

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2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … Continue reading

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Endangered mussel delays removal of Lyons Dam

By Howard Meyerson The discovery of a federally listed endangered mussel in the Grand River at Lyons will delay state and local plans to remove the Lyons Dam this year. Additional work and federal approval is needed now before the … Continue reading

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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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Paddling to the next level: Jeff Neumann, avid canoer, kayaker, opens business

By Howard Meyerson Jeff Neumann is no stranger to canoes. He got his first taste of paddling as a 10-year-old boy, in Quincy, Ill. That’s where he and a cousin lashed two canoes together and spent idyllic days floating in … Continue reading

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Grand River salmon: Fewer to be stocked upstream

By Howard Meyerson LANSING –    Nearly a quarter million fewer coho salmon will be stocked in the Grand River at Lansing in future years if a state plan to release those fish downstream moves forward this spring. The new … Continue reading

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Michigan planning to shift how coho salmon are stocked along Grand River

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Salmon fishing on the Grand River could get a boost next year. That’s when state fish managers propose to move ahead with a plan to reconfigure how they stock coho salmon there. Fewer … Continue reading

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