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Jim Junttila/Woods, Water and Worse

May 6, 2011 “It’s almost like the good old days!” exclaimed Steve Koski over at Indian Country Sports on the downtown L’Anse Vegas waterfront, casting distance from the mouth of the Falls River where the smelt... more »»

Transitioning from the tropics to the tundra/Woods, water & worse

April 29, 2011 EDITOR’S?NOTE:?This column was originally published March 28, 200. more »»

Opening Day casts a powerful spell on trout fishermen/Woods, water & worse

April 22, 2011 Why are avid Opening Day anglers so willing to wade through hip boot-deep snow, tangle with impenetrable tag alder, duck dive bombing kingfishers, and freeze their fingers for a little 7-inch fish?... more »»

Woods, water & worse/Jim Junttila

April 15, 2011 “You’re really dating yourself if you remember the words to that old song,” said WW&W meteorologist Verna Equinox, “but you give good double entendre with the lyric referring to peepers as eyes,... more »»

Wettin’ a line with Ed Wetelainen/Woods, water & worse

April 8, 2011 “The two most burning questions in the emailbox this week were are the smelt running yet and are the steelhead running?” reported WW&W meteorologist and Spring correspondent Verna Equinox. more »»

Tribal fishing harvest targets set for 2011

April 1, 2011 L'ANSE — A target of 1,500 walleye has been set for the annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community walleye harvest. Portage Lake and many other U.P. more »»

Torn between ice fishing and nice fishing/Woods, water & worse

April 1, 2011 While last week’s column fell short of being totally fact-free, it was a valiant journalistic effort nonetheless and I am nominating it for Michigan’s most fact-challenged outdoor column, if not the... more »»

Vernal Equinoxing to the extreme/Woods, water & worse

March 25, 2011 “Winter’s on her last legs,” an Equinox reveler said insensitively, not knowing she was standing right next to him. He was right, the end is near. more »»

How to make shallow thinking pay off/Woods, water & worse

March 18, 2011 When the wayfaring writer in me gets the wanderlust and an itch to hit the road, I scratch it with a winter break in Florida. more »»

Skiing the world

March 11, 2011 LARAMIE, Wyo. — Kai Sharp’s collegiate skiing career is off to a great start. more »»

Tikkanens tantalize white-hot whitefish bite/Woods, water & worse

March 11, 2011 “When’s the last time you saw a seven-pound whitefish?” WW&W wildlife correspondent and ice fishinista Paris Hiltunen asked excitedly, calling it in from Joshua & Rudy Tikkanen’s ice tent out on... more »»

Length of yiffy still up for grabs/Woods, water & worse

March 4, 2011 “If the email response from last week's column was any indication, then we're doing our yobs,” WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen said enthusiastically. more »»

Ski Tigers soar again

February 25, 2011 TRAVERSE CITY — The Copper Country Ski Tigers extended their reign over Michigan prep Nordic skiing, winning their fifth consecutive state championship last weekend. more »»

I’ll be there in a Yiffy/Woods, water & worse

February 25, 2011 “So where is everybody?” emailed an observant reader, noting the conspicuous absence of her favorite WW&W correspondents the past coupla columns. They're on assignment, vacation, or both. more »»

Houghton man is snowmo drag king

February 18, 2011 SIDNAW?— Houghton’s Derrick Peterson won an unprecedented five classes during the Snow Valley Snowmobile Club Snowmobile Drag Races at the Sidnaw Airport Saturday. more »»

Snow job takes on whole new meaning/Woods, water & worse

February 18, 2011 Revolving amber lights strobed across my inner eyelids as snowplows, graders and dump trucks clanked noisily beneath my bedroom window. more »»

Blasts from the past

February 11, 2011 COPPER HARBOR — Sno-Bugs and Hus-Skis, start your engines. The Antique Snowmobile Run-for-Fun event is returning Feb. 18 through 20 in Copper Harbor for the sixth consecutive year. more »»

No business like snow business/Woods, water & worse

February 11, 2011 “There’s no business like snow business, snow business I know,” sang WW&W snow tune correspondent Pasty Cline as we strolled down Laurium streets with snowbanks looming high overhead on both sides. more »»

DNRE swan song

February 4, 2011 HOUGHTON — A proposed amendment to Michigan wildlife conservation regulations will give the state Department of Natural Resources and Environment increased leeway to deal with management of the mute... more »»

Drilling the Black Hole below the bridge/Woods, water & worse

February 4, 2011 By the time you read this, I'll be crossing the Mackinac Bridge, fighting off the gravitational pull of the U.P. more »»



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