SPRING ’GILLS

If you are looking for a red hot Michigan fishing opportunity that provides endless action, spectacular catches and ideal weather, don’t miss bluegills this spring. When warming weather increases water temperature, panfish leave deep water haunts and slip into skinny...

Seeing moose in the U.P. is not easy!

As a DNR fisheries biologist in the U.P., I had to answer public wildlife questions at the DNR office when wildlife biologists were not available. One time the secretaries summoned me to the front public contact counter. There, a man and woman wanted me to direct them...

Our Outstanding BASS FISHING

Not too many folks in our state complain when they accidentally hook a nice bass. They could be panfish or pike fishing, but bass always brighten a day of fishing when they barge in and take the bait. Both small and largemouth have offered so many pictures for the...

So many worthy causes all in one spot

When you think of the Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend, most likely ATVs, deer blinds, bows, arrows and whitetails come to mind. Maybe it’s our Puppy Tent, where hundreds of puppies are sold and the vision of a child holding a chocolate lab close to their face...

The Great Gray Owl

One of Michigan’s most marvelously mesmerizing bird species are those grandiose, goliath-esque Great Gray Owls (referred to, herein, as GGOs). It’s time for a tally of tantalizing tidbits about these remarkable, yet rare, rat-slaying raptors: The Name Game: The...

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Jigging lessons from MOTOWN’S ’EYES

Jigging lessons from MOTOWN’S ’EYES

Tips and tricks for catching Detroit River walleyes that you can use anywhere!   April can be a frustrating month for avid walleye anglers. Within most waterways throughout the Midwest and Canada, the first half of the month sees fishing season not yet open, and...

Tactics for Opening Day Toms

Tactics for Opening Day Toms

A veteran turkey hunter once said, “The very first time you hunt a gobbler is the best time to kill ’em. Your chances go down accordingly every time you hunt him after that.” A smart old gobbler wises up quickly. He’ll figure out where you’re coming into the woods...

SPORT SHOW FINDS

SPORT SHOW FINDS

Sporting Collectibles...2022 Outdoorama   It was great being back in Novi for Outdoorama. It was the last sports show I set my displays up before COVID-19 hit two years ago. Our lives have been changed in many ways since, but the 2022 edition of the Outdoorama...

New fishing regulations

New fishing regulations

As spring draws closer, Michigan anglers are encouraged to purchase a 2022 fishing license when they go on sale Tuesday, March 1. The new license season begins April 1, and the 2022 fishing licenses are valid through March 31, 2023. Licenses can be purchased at...

Scout Now for Spring Turkeys!

Scout Now for Spring Turkeys!

Scouting for spring turkeys should begin way in advance of the spring season. Late winter or early spring is not too early to begin your scouting. Locating clusters of flocked up wintering birds can give you an idea of how many birds are in the area, how they survived...

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