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Anglers go into overtime at Longest Day

June 26, 2015 COPPER HARBOR -- "The Solstice can turn into a 48-hour shift in Copper Harbor if you're not careful,” said my fishin’ buddy, Ed Wetelainen, whom I  enjoy wettin’ a line with on the Longest Day. more »»

Leapers, peepers and pollywogs

June 26, 2015 Are we talking about Kermit or The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County or if you kiss a frog, will a prince appear? Perhaps, but why? The sound of singing frogs are a sure sign of spring,... more »»

Anglers flock to L’Anse festival

June 19, 2015 L'ANSE — Fishermen worldwide and most Yooper anglers know that fishing tournaments run on beer, and the 10th Annual Keweenaw Bay Classic, the fishiest part of the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival a... more »»

Off-weather no damper to Rice Lake fish derby

June 19, 2015 The chilly, rainy day and dead calm water didn't dampen the spirits of the 337 anglers fishing the 42nd Annual Rice Lake Derby last Sunday, shrouded in fog thick enough to hide a logging truck. more »»

Short hikes for long drives

June 19, 2015 Long drives are a drag, but sometimes a fact of life when living in a remote place like the Keweenaw Peninsula. more »»

Many catches, releases at K of C tourney

June 12, 2015 LAKE LINDEN — Sixty-two-degree water with a perfect walleye chop greeted the 26 boats and 62 anglers fishing the 14th Annual Knights of Columbus Walleye and Pike Tournament on Portage and Torch Lake... more »»

Hosting hummingbirds at home

June 12, 2015 This month I have to admit I was struggling for a topic to write about. I really wanted to delve into the topic of wildfires since we seem to be getting a bit of smoke from current fires in Canada. more »»

Lake Trout Classic full of fishy fun in Ontonagon

June 5, 2015 ONTONAGON — There's always something fishy going on in Ontonagon, but they kicked it up a notch or two during the 10th Annual Aspirus Ontonagon Lake Trout Classic, May 29-31. more »»

Vessels return to the Great Lakes to do fisheries research

June 5, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that all four of its fisheries research vessels are back on the water, beginning their annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. more »»

Locks open Pandora’s box

May 29, 2015 What is Pandora's box and what locks you ask? Pandora's Box was an artifact in Greek mythology. more »»

The walleye are here!

May 22, 2015 This past Monday Portage and Torch Lakes became home to 1.2 million walleye fr. more »»

Rain, mist and misfit creeks

May 15, 2015 It was a Pacific Northwest kind of day, Monday. Cloudy. Misty. Mist fading into rain. Rain fading into mist. So I went looking for a Pacific Northwest kind of place. more »»

Fly me to the moon ... in search of fish

May 8, 2015 As warmer weather approaches more and more people are turning their attention towards fishing. more »»

Marietta gets one more race in

April 24, 2015 LUTSEN, Minn. — James Marietta took home first-place honors in three divisions at the Cor Motorsports Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge last weekend. more »»

Giardia — not Saturday Night fever

April 24, 2015 So is it, a) An Italian chef, b) Manager of the NY Yankees, c) A flower in your mother's garden, d) A Greek opera singer, e) A musical group, f) What Bemidji State hockey fans get, g) All of the... more »»

Rolling smoothly on new spring tires

April 17, 2015 As it turns out, the revelation wasn’t as earth-shattering as I first thought it would be, and the experiential revolution was not so dramatic as I had hoped. more »»

Birds, meteors flying around this month

April 10, 2015 t’s spring and the bird migration is in full swing. I haven’t noticed many newcomers to our bird feeder yet, but I was glad to finally have a flock of evening grosbeaks start visiting this winte. more »»

Marietta masters new style of racing

March 27, 2015 GREENLAND — A new form of snowmobile racing made its debut this past Saturday.  It was a combination of a hill climb, snow cross and cross country race, and called a hill challenge. more »»

Grayling restoration efforts past and future

March 27, 2015 Last month we learned that by 1900 our native Michigan grayling were extinct in the Lower Peninsula, but were hanging on in Houghton County’s Otter River. more »»

Swift changes: seasons and colors

March 20, 2015 Tuesday night I went out skiing along the Torch Lake shore, out on the old sand bank the stamp mills and the regrinding mills left behind. more »»



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