Michigan - Mike Schoonveld

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Cormorant management stymied by federal judge

Cormorant management stymied by federal judge

Who owns double-crested cormorants?

April 2016
The esox masquinongy: one of Michigan’s rarest trophies

The esox masquinongy: one of Michigan’s rarest trophies

Walk into a bait shop most places in Michigan and ask what the Esox masquinongy has been biting lately and the proprietor may look at you funny...

March 2016
Most boat fuel isn’t E-Z anymore

Most boat fuel isn’t E-Z anymore

There are no gas stations between my house and the places I normally launch that serve up E-Zero gasoline.

February 2016
Winter is a good time to tune-up your tackle box

Winter is a good time to tune-up your tackle box

For those of you not infected with the ice fishing bug, this time of year usually brings a case of cabin fever.

January 2016
Smells make the memories

Smells make the memories

Got a whiff of something this morning, instantly taking me back to a place I’ve been, and loved, in the past.

December 2015
Get out fishing and take advantage of El Nino's warm weather

Get out fishing and take advantage of El Nino's warm weather

December 2015
El Nino and the Great Lakes

El Nino and the Great Lakes

Doomsayers claim it’s a part of the world’s “climate change.” The mouths on steadier heads say, it’s happened before and will happen again.

December 2015
Coyote trapping is the toughest game in town

Coyote trapping is the toughest game in town

Mathematically speaking, trapping is by far a tougher task than hunting with a gun or a bow.

November 2015
What color is a crane?

What color is a crane?

An experience with cranes many years ago while working with the USFWS remains in the author’s memory.

October 2015
Lake Michigan September slam

Lake Michigan September slam

Some of the best trout and salmon fishing in Michigan is in the fall and the ultimate challenge is catching all five species of trout and salmon that live in Lake Michigan.

September 2015
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