Monday, November 6, 2017As a freelance writer, I am offered the chance to see, and sometimes use, a variety of products over the course of a year. Those who offer the accessories hope that I will like what I see or use, and will share that with my readers. I also am exposed to items at sport and boat shows at which I lead seminars, often where such products
Friday, November 3, 2017The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important
Wednesday, October 11, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities. This draft plan expands on the division's 2013-2017 effort, “Charting the Course: Fisheries Division’s Framework for Managing Aquatic Resources.” It can be
Saturday, September 23, 2017The public again this year is invited to purchase surplus salmon that has been harvested at Michigan Department of Natural Resources weirs located in the northern Lower Peninsula. Seasonal salmon runs include large numbers of fish returning to their native streams to spawn and die. The DNR maintains multiple sites (weirs) where
Tuesday, September 19, 2017As with any season, locating Great Lakes walleyes this time of year is half the battle of actually catching them. The perennial bottom-dwellers go on the prowl once autumn temperatures arrive, and you can often find fall walleyes suspended just below the surface over deep water haunts, particularly in areas near rock-strewn reefs or
Tuesday, September 19, 2017We are approaching summer peak here in the Great Lakes, and right now, we are seeing some of the best fishing of the year. Charter captains, guides, and recreational fishermen are experiencing fishing at its very best. Nice weather is providing some great opportunities for boaters to get out and spend some quality time on the water.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly 760 stocking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging state residents to review the recently released Army Corps of Engineers plan for stopping invasive carp (also known as Asian carp) from entering the Great Lakes basin. Residents who want to share their thoughts on the plan can do so online at the report site, attend a Sept.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering the public the opportunity to see Great Lakes fish up close. The public and school groups can take part in free tours this fall at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Platte River Weir in Benzie
Saturday, August 5, 2017Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and smiles of the occasion vividly, and you probably look back on the outing fondly. Now, so many years later, it is time to introduce your children to angling. You certainly