“How’d I miss?” It’s a common question for shotgun shooters, whether at the range or in the field. Obviously, you shot too high, too low, too far in front, too far behind or a combination of these such as high and behind. A more important question is how can you tell? You can’t. A better answer is you shouldn’t be…
Michigan – Mike Schoonveld
I used to work for the DNR. At the time, when I needed a short answer to the question, “Where do you work?” I’d just say, “I work for the DNR.” Almost all people knew what the initials, “DNR” stood for, but if the person continued the questioning for some reason, their next question was usually, “Oh, so you are…
There are always options when posing for a picture with a freshly caught fish, including the new balancing act.
Electronic distress signals are an option for Great Lakes boaters and anglers.
The author has three nail clippers hung at strategic spots on his charter boat.
Catching photo-worthy fish was the goal during a recent charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan. Mission accomplished.
This angler is confused: If you hook a fish but don’t land it, does that mean you almost caught it?
Initiative has financed many worthy projects, and a few not-so-worthy ones, too. But the founding hasn’t been free.
I don’t leave home without one and I don’t leave home without two of them when I’m heading for the lake.
How do the bass guys do it? Were they required to take a proficiency tests about boat launching as a prerequisite to signing up for the competition? It seemed like it, and most must have scored an A.
Boating advocates have classified boat buyers into six groups ranging from gear guys to seclusion seekers.
Be sure to have these common-sense items aboard whenever you’re fishing on the Great Lakes.
I know if I can catch that fish with the genius IQ, I have a good shot at catching some of its less-intelligent brethren. Once the fish bites, I don’t care if it’s Einstein or one of the Stooges.
I’m all in favor of trees in general and ash trees in particular. I’m dead set against emerald ash borers and criminals.
Michigan and Wisconsin Sea Grant researchers are asking anglers to share their fishing success with them..
Could the 22 million pounds of plastic trash that end up in the Great Lakes each year create gyres in our inland oceans?
The government-mandated use of ethanol as an additive in gasoline is wreaking havoc on boat motors and small engines.
Remember the acronym C.O.L.D to keep yourself warm when hunting, fishing, recreating outdoors in winter
If ice fishing or other activities tempt you outdoors these days, the one thing that can ruin the experience is getting cold.
Since the Endangered Species Act was passed monetary value of an animal is no longer a criteria used to determine its worth to the world.
From fishing hot spots and adverse weather to hot lures and docking your boat, there are several undeniable truths you should consider when it’s time to go fishing.
I understand the worries about climate change.
When winterizing your fishing reels be sure to loosen the drag to preserve the washers.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with making videos for personal use only, but making better productions that are enjoyable, entertaining and fun to watch by any fisherman isn’t all that hard to do.
Fishing photographs take a little time to setup, especially if you are in a boat on the water.
Looking for a good deal on a Great Lakes fishing boat or other Midwest trout and salmon gear? Now is the time!
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…