Tag Archives: Lake Michigan

Awash in Microplastics: Great Lakes Studies Raise Questions

By Howard Meyerson When the schooner Inland Seas slips her berth at Suttons Bay on June 24, her captain, crew and passengers will share in a voyage of discovery—a two-hour educational journey under sail to learn about microplastics, an emerging … Continue reading

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Reef-rehabilitation project improves spawning for Grand Traverse lakers

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Efforts this summer to improve lake trout, whitefish and cisco populations in Grand Traverse Bay, by building a stone reef near Elk Rapids, produced some good results during the fall spawning season. Lake … 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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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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Lake Michigan shipwreck zone to become national sanctuary

An 80-mile long stretch of Lake Michigan is on its way to  becoming the second Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuary. A story on MLive today reports the site contains 30 known shipwrecks including the “Rouse Simmons, a three-masted schooner known … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Important Bird Areas Flag Conservation Priorities

By Howard Meyerson It’s no secret that Lake Michigan waters are important for recreation and tourism. Thousands of summer tourists flock daily to its shoreline to boat, swim, and play. But scientists have recently determined that those crystal-blue waters are … Continue reading

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Officials examine fish farming in the Great Lakes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Whether commercial fish farms will be allowed operate on Michigan’s Great Lakes waters is a question far from being answered, but state officials say it is being considered. A Blue-Ribbon scientific advisory panel … Continue reading

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Salmon season outlook full of uncertainty

By Howard Meyerson The 2015 salmon season is just getting underway and what anglers can expect remains uncertain. Lake Michigan fishing typically picks up in May but just where in the lake depends on water temperature. And so far lake … 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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Michigan salmon catch limit remains five in 2015, but is that a good thing?

By Howard Meyerson Anglers will be able to catch five salmon a day once the 2015 fishing season opens, but is that good news or bad? State fisheries officials say they are looking at new ways to determine what the … Continue reading

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