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No shortage of fish on Longest Day

June 27, 2014 COPPER HARBOR —With ice off the lake less than 30 days and water temperatures in the low 40s with rain and fog, it took a hot bite to warm up the 155 intrepid anglers competing in the 22nd Annual... more »»

State to recognize 'Pure Michigan' trails

June 27, 2014 LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws to recognize top-notch trails as "Pure Michigan" trails and to create a mobile app for trail users. more »»

Not the age of Aquarius, the age of Pisces

June 27, 2014 Frequently asked questions from anglers are: How old are fish? How do you tell their age? How does this help the fishery managers? … Well, as the 5th Dimension song goes, “Let the sun shine in,”... more »»

Wisconsin likely to cut 2014 wolf hunt quota

June 20, 2014 By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. more »»

Staying wise on the water

June 20, 2014 LANSING?— National Safe Boating Week in America took place in May and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is on board with that decision and fully endorses the theme of this year's campaign... more »»

Anglers advised to look for clipped salmon

June 20, 2014 LANSING?— Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists are reminding Lake Superior anglers to keep an eye out for Chinook salmon with missing adipose fins. more »»

Fishing report

June 20, 2014 Keweenaw Bay: The ice is finally gone and the bite is slow but steady for chinook, coho, rainbow trout and splake. more »»

Hiking (without) boots

June 20, 2014 In late summer of last year, I was hiking with some friends on the Escarpment Trail, east of Lake of the Clouds, in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. more »»

Racine rules Rice Lake Fishing Derby

June 13, 2014 LAKE LINDEN — Jenny Racine's 10-pound northern pike was the catch of the day at the 2014 Rice Lake Fishing Derby put on by the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen's Association. more »»

Johnson’s team repeat winners at Ontonagon Classic

June 13, 2014 ONTONAGON?— Last year, Jimmy Johnson's Jolly Roger Fishing Team won its first Ontonagon Lake Trout Classic after eight years of trying. more »»

What looks like a weed might be worth eating

June 13, 2014 It looks like summer is finally going to settle in after such a long winter. On a recent canoe trip a little further north of here I was amazed by the quick transition of the seasons. more »»

Fish, ride and visit the parks for free during Summer Kickoff

June 6, 2014 Summer seems to have finally descended upon the Copper Country, just in the nick of time for Michigan’s Summer Kickoff weekend this Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Tiny walleye neighbors arrive

May 30, 2014 CHASSELL — The population of the Copper Country grew by about 1.1 million Thursday afternoon. Didn't notice? Well, that's because the new residents are only about 7 millimeters long. more »»

Copper Country pollinators — they come buzzing

May 30, 2014 This column will stray from its mostly fishy nature, but will be of interest to wild berry pickers, hunters and anglers, as the production of wild fruit is important socially, economically and... more »»

Grant helps ski club replace bridge at Maasto Hiihto

May 23, 2014 L’ANSE — The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club to help replace the bridge on River Trail, which follows Swedetown Creek in Hancock and is part of... more »»

American eels — a slippery subject

May 23, 2014 In a recent column about fish migrations, the American eel, scientifically called Angullia rostrata, was mentioned for its long distance movement and direction of travel. more »»

KBIC members harvest eight walleye via spearing

May 16, 2014 CHASSELL?— The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Portage Lake special quota walleye spearing season opened the night of May 8. According to tribal President Donald Shalifoe, Sr. more »»

Five senses for spring and mysteries of flowing water/Dan Schneider

May 16, 2014 It’s a good old railroad grade between Hancock and Lake Linden. A lot to see along that old road. There is the Quincy Smelter in Ripley with its fresh corrugated cladding. more »»

Watching for wildflowers as spring springs/Brian Hess

May 9, 2014 It’s been kind of a long, grueling winter this year in my book. We didn’t break any snowfall records, at least not yet, but according to we received 338.5 inches of snow this winte. more »»

The winter that keeps giving and giving/Tom Rozich

April 25, 2014 The winter of 2013-14 has been long and harsh, as witnessed by the foot-plus of mid-April snow we received last week. more »»



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