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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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When the greater good isn’t good enough; Muskegon sturgeon kill should sound alarm

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI – Wildlife and fisheries management is full of seemingly damaging actions — those undertaken to achieve some “greater good,” meaning the betterment of a particular species. We set fires to create prairies and improve habitat … Continue reading

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Newaygo fishing guide, author breaks new ground about fussy trout in book

By Howard Meyerson Perhaps you’ve cast to a trout or steelhead only to find yourself snubbed. It approaches, looks, and backs away. Was it the motor oil on your hands, the color of the fly, the pattern chosen, or its … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Restoration: DNR plans streamside rearing station on Muskeon River

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI — It is hard to imagine the era on Lake Michigan when Great Lakes sturgeon were abundant, a period when these great, large and unusual fish swam freely in our waters, ran up our rivers … Continue reading

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Anglers, boaters encouraged to fight invasives

By Howard Meyerson Hose them down! That’s the message Huron-Manistee National Forest staffers hope anglers and boaters will take away from demonstration projects planned this summer at boat launches on Houghton Lake, the Muskegon River and Manistee County waters. That’s … Continue reading

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Spring steelhead: Anglers full of anticipation

By Howard Meyerson GRANT, MI — Anticipation is always a big lure when fishing, particularly as the seasons change from winter to spring. Fresh steelhead runs show up on many Michigan streams and this particular morning was no exception. Captain … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Perfect for Catching Smallmouth on Flies

By Howard Meyerson NEWAYGO, MI — Hot summer days aren’t always the best for trout, but summer is dynamite for smallmouth bass. And fortunately, Michigan has a number of great rivers for smallies. What’s special about smallmouth is they are … Continue reading

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Healing Waters: How fishing helps veterans cope with the scars of war

By Howard Meyerson NEWAYGO, MI — Any differences were set aside when they stepped off the bus; those of the men who had gone to war and come back sullied; and those of the open-faced anglers who greeted them, hoping … Continue reading

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Friday Fishin’ Pics: Trout on the Muskegon River

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Fly fishing on the Muskegon River is always a good time. It’s big water with a great population of brown trout, rainbows and steelhead.  I joined Phil Cusey, a Grand Rapids fishing guide and friend, for  this delightful day. Drew, … Continue reading

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