Outdoor Wanderings by Mike Schoonveld
Be sure to have these common-sense items aboard whenever you’re fishing on the Great Lakes. continue reading ›
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. continue reading ›
I’m all in favor of trees in general and ash trees in particular. I’m dead set against emerald ash borers and criminals. continue reading ›
Michigan and Wisconsin Sea Grant researchers are asking anglers to share their fishing success with them.. continue reading ›
The government-mandated use of ethanol as an additive in gasoline is wreaking havoc on boat motors and small engines. continue reading ›
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. continue reading ›
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. continue reading ›
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. continue reading ›
Fishing photographs take a little time to setup, especially if you are in a boat on the water. continue reading ›
Looking for a good deal on a Great Lakes fishing boat or other Midwest trout and salmon gear? Now is the time! continue reading ›
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... continue reading ›
We’re having a late start to winter. For those of us who are less-than-ardent fans of winter and its silent sports, that’s a good thing. For those of you who are less-than-ardent fans of winterizing your boat that’s also a… continue reading ›
About This Blog
Mike Schoonveld has been a freelance outdoor writer for 25 years and has been a columnist for Michigan Outdoor News since the paper’s inception in 2000. Mike’s first love in the out-of-doors is Great Lakes salmon fishing, but he enjoys all kinds of fishing, is an avid hunter and trapper, and frequently participates in a variety of other outdoor activities.
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