TURKEY POACHERS … Face Stiff Fines and Penalties

After this past winter I was surprised how many turkeys survived, especially in northern Michigan. I was glad to see so many moving around where I live during the mating season of April and May. Several times I had to stop my truck in order to let roaming toms cross...

2018 Deer Harvest and Hunters Down

The decline in the number of deer hunters in Michigan continued during 2018 along with the deer harvest, according to preliminary figures released by the DNR. Although the total deer harvest was down during 2018 compared to the year before, more whitetails were...

Cisco: It’s what’s for dinner

The Great Lakes cisco is one of those fish that is known by a number of alias names. Chubs, lake herring, tullibee are just a few of the names that anglers have tagged onto the cisco. History of Ciscoes in Lake Michigan At one time ciscoes were considered one of the...

Mid-summer into fall… a crankbait can do it all

Casting or trolling, my favorite lure is a crankbait… A flip of the lid of any of my tackle totes will prove that; they’re almost all filled with Rapalas of all shapes and sizes, each model with a specific action of its own. I use them often, late summer through...

A National Bass Fishing Powerhouse

A small Michigan College is building a reputation as… Collegiate level bass fishing is growing each year in Michigan. Colleges and Universities including Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Michigan, Grand Valley, Lake Superior State and...

Dr. Howard Tanner, 2019 Michigan Outdoor Hall of Fame inductee

The Michigan Outdoor Writer’s Association inducted one new member into the Michigan Outdoor Hall of Fame during the annual summer conference at Thompsonville, Michigan. This sole inductee is truly an icon to towns and anglers throughout our state, the Midwest and the...