Tag Archives: Muskellunge

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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New waters: Austin Lake has the fish for anglers with the right lures

By Howard Meyerson PORTAGE, MI — Black clouds darkened the early morning sky, giving the lake an ominous glow, but Miles Hanley and I continued to cast. We had just left the launch. “There’s one,” I hollered and set the … Continue reading

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Great Lakes muskies being stocked in new state waters

By Howard Meyerson Anglers are going to see a new apex-predator swimming in certain western and northern Michigan waters in future years. The DNR is continuing to expand its Great Lakes muskie program. I suspect an increasing number of anglers … Continue reading

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Sportman’s 20 year opening day tradition: hunting for muskie, not deer

By Howard Meyerson When Michigan’s firearm deer season opened last month and thousands of hunters took to the fields with their rifles and shotguns, Will Schultz went out with a different quarry in mind. The Grand Rapids sportsman planned to … Continue reading

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A Whopper: New Michigan record muskie caught

By all accounts it is a whopper. Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources just confirmed the catch of a new state-record Great Lakes muskellunge. The fish was caught Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 by  Joseph Seeberger of Portage, Mich.. He was fishing … Continue reading

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Angler support strong for pike, muskie reg changes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Michigan muskie and pike anglers are giving the nod to a proposed set of rules that are expected to improve fishing for trophy-size predators by restricting their take on lakes statewide. Some are … Continue reading

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