The salmon bite has continued to be strong in 60-90 feet across most of the Lake Michigan lakefront.
June 2, 2023
I like to think of it as stealth fishing – tiptoeing quietly into skinny water in my kayak in search of bass and panfish.
Mine is a cruising kayak, a 14-foot Current Designs boat with a drop-rudder, not an angler-specific craft. But no matter. A small tackle bag and an ultralight spinning rod easily fit in the oval cockpit between my legs.
In all of the years I’ve been turkey hunting, it’s almost always been with a partner and we’ve almost always both carried shotguns, but we’ve rarely figured that each of us would be walking out of the woods with a turkey taken on the same hunt.
We talked about the possibility, sure, but as turkey hunters know, it’s quite difficult to line things up so you’re both pulling the trigger on different birds simultaneously. But this year, for the first time, we doubled up on turkeys.
State Rep. Ken Borton (R-Gaylord) has introduced a bill that would allow Michigan residents to feed wildlife recreationally, nullifying any policy issued by the Department of Natural Resources or the Natural Resources Commission prohibiting such feeding.
House Bill 4593 would legalize the feeding of free-ranging white-tailed deer, elk, birds, and other wildlife to prevent starvation and/or for recreational viewing purposes.
Turkey hunters fooled a lot of gobblers – and even some bearded hens – into believing they were the real deal during Ohio’s recently concluded spring turkey season.
In all, Ohio’s turkey hunters killed 15,673 birds checked from April 22 through May 28, and that includes the 1,823 turkeys tallied during the two-day youth turkey season April 15-16.