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Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Jeff Nedwick

Lake Michigan’s storm of ’67: What have we learned from tragedy?

Fall is here and once again outdoor enthusiasts are overwhelmed with hunting and fishing opportunities.
The arrival of coho salmon in the Great Lakes added yet another option in the autumn of 1967 – an option that has repeatedly been one of the most popular.
The return of coho salmon to Michigan’s Platte Bay in the fall of ’67 was the culmination of Howard Tanner’s dream. The director of fisheries for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at the time, Tanner had been working for years to prove the viability of a Pacific salmon fishery in the Great Lakes. But such sudden popularity had a dark side, and includes a tragedy worth recounting as anglers again head out on the Great Lakes for fall salmon runs.

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Lead core line still productive for walleyes

Successful trolling for walleye is an exercise in efficiency. The more efficient anglers are at keeping the maximum number of lures in front of the fish, the more success they will have.
During a recent Michigan DNR walleye fishing school on Saginaw Bay, walleye fishing guru and Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame member Mark Martin put on a clinic in efficiency by teaching students an often-overlooked trolling method: running crankbaits behind lead-core line.

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Michigan’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program leader thrives on outdoors experiences

Despite being born in the heart of wild country in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and surrounded by friends and family members who hunted and fished, Michelle Douglas didn’t form a meaningful connection to the outdoors until adulthood.
Like many women, Douglas’ early missed outdoor opportunities were not borne of a lack of desire, but a lack of opportunities.

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All-time great pro bass angler Kevin VanDam to retire following ’23 season

Kevin VanDam, a Michigan native who currently fishes Major League Fishing’s Bass Pro Tour, made the announcement on Feb. 12 via a video he published on his website that he will retire after the 2023 season, but said he plans to stay involved in fishing and conservation.

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Michigan fly-fishing retreats for women help in the recovery process from cancer

When Leslye Robinson was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, it didn’t come as a total surprise given a history of the disease with women in her family. Because of this family history, and the history of millions of other similarly afflicted women, she recognized the seriousness of her situation. With one doctor visit,

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