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Muskies: The fish of 1,000 casts/Woods, water & worse

August 26, 2011 EDITOR’S NOTE:?This column originally ran Aug. 24, 2007. Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) have long been called the fish of a thousand casts, as in that's how many it takes to catch one. more »»

Wares for woods and water

August 12, 2011 CALUMET — The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring its 8th Annual Gun & Sports Show at the Calumet Colosseum Aug. 19 and 20 during the Calumet Heritage Days Festival. more »»

Scumlinin’ with a Suomolainen/Woods, water & worse

August 12, 2011 “Some days you can be out there bobbinen’ and trollinen’ til the cows come home and not buy a bite or catch a fish,” said WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetalainen. more »»

Take time to stop and smell the pasties/Woods, water & worse

August 5, 2011 “Don’t dilly-dally,” they said. “Stop lolly-gagging,” they added. “Stop daydreaming!” they scolded. more »»

Marietta is double winner in motocross

August 5, 2011 GREENLAND — James Marietta of Hubbell won the Open A and 250A classes in motocross racing at the Ontonagon County Fair July 30. more »»

Any hick knows tick rhymes with crick

July 29, 2011 “Have you heard Brad Paisley’s new song, “I’d like to check you for ticks?” asked WW&W meteorologist Summer Solstice as we checked one another for ticks over a cold one at Zik’s. more »»

CKSC to host kids fishing derby

July 29, 2011 CALUMET — The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its seventh annual Kids Fishing Derby at Swedetown Pond in Calumet Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Better than Butterball: Opportunities open for fall turkey hunting in U.P.

July 22, 2011 BARAGA — Three generations of Putalas have shared in several turkey hunting seasons together, and this fall, the youngest will have his first go at it. more »»

Beatin’ the heat with Sandy Bottom/Woods, water & worse

July 22, 2011 “Summertime and the livin’ is sleazy, fish are yumpin’ and the lupine is high, your daddy’s fishin’ and your mama’s good lookin’, so hush little darlin’ , smell the fish fry,” sang WW&W country musi... more »»

Fish stories fresh from Superior’s south shore/Woods, water & worse

July 15, 2011 “What on God’s green earth inspires you to crank out another fresh steaming pile of WW&W every week?” asked a regular reader in this week’s email. more »»

If you ask me, Red Herring is an idiom/Woods, water & worse

July 11, 2011 “So how’s the fishin?” asked WW&W meteorologist Summer Solstice, gleaming with sweat as she cranked up her first heatwave, just in the nicka time for the fortha July weekend. more »»

Sittin' on the dock of the bay, wasting time/Woods, water & worse

July 11, 2011 “Just as sure as 100 percent of the fish are caught when your line's in the water, this column ain't gonna write itself,” WW&W shallow water correspondent Sandy Bottom nudged me back to wor. more »»

Taking lolly-gagging to the limit/Woods, water & worse

June 24, 2011 We’d trolled the plating off our Finn Spoons, dragged crankbaits, flashers, dodgers, dipsies, downriggers and surface lines to Gull Rock, Manitou Island and back without a bite. more »»

KBIC?Kids Fishing Derby Saturday

June 24, 2011 BARAGA — The ninth annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Sam and Charlotte (Mongoose) Durant Memorial Kids Fishing Derby will be Saturday in Sand Point Pond at Ojibwa Recreation Area off US 41 in... more »»

Passport to paradise

June 17, 2011 HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — Judging by the increased number of day-use visitors to McLain State Park this season, Supervisor Leland VerBerkmoes said Michigan’s new Recreation Passport program has been well... more »»

Summer Solstice to fish Longest Day/Woods, water & worse

June 17, 2011 “By the time you read this, I’ll be in Copper Harbor wettin’ a line with Ed Wetelainen,” said WW&W Spring correspondent Verna Equinox, who only hangs around until her fellow fashion model and... more »»

Yumbo yellow perch in a yiffy/Woods, water & worse

June 10, 2011 “Remember that great hit song ‘Mellow Yellow’ by Donovan way back in 1966?” asked WW&W music correspondent and downtown Dollar Bay bar owner Dolly Partanen. more »»

An ill wind blows so good/Woods, water & worse

June 3, 2011 “I don't care what they say about an ill wind blowing no good,” WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen huffed and puffed. more »»

Director Stokes sounds off on hunting issues

May 27, 2011 HOUGHTON — When Rodney Stokes became director of the Department of Natural Resources in March, one of his main objectives was reversing the decline in hunting and fishing license sales. more »»

Fishers of men capture the rapture/Woods, water & worse

May 27, 2011 While local fundamentalists were bummed out about the world not coming to an end once again last Saturday, hundreds of infidel fishers of men and women enraptured and captured a lotta big fish,... more »»



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