When setting up your fishing boat for the Great Lakes, consider having a couple of spare rod holders in strategic locations.
I have five brothers and five sisters. When people with fewer kids or siblings hear that, one of the first questions is, “How do (or did) you ever get anything planned?” Generally, they are talking about family outings (when we were all mostly children) or family get-togethers, now that we are grown. Believe it or not, the whole bunch of…
Politicians get behind the latest tentative plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Catching a salmon in the Great Lakes is only half the battle. Making a boneless fillet is just as important.
Stormwater runoff into our lakes and streams is a big problem that deserves attention.
The monetary value of an animal is no longer a criteria used to determine its worth to the world.
Jim Greer recently returned home in his solar-powered boat after completing a 7,200-mile voyage running totally on solar power.
The headline read, “NASA Grants MSU $1.5 Million to Study How Humans Hurt the Environment.” This is wrong in so many ways, starting with the headline. I’m horrible at writing headlines. They are supposed to be a tease, not the whole story. Even my weak headlining skills could produce something like, “Millions for Environmental Grant.” Journalism aside, the next thing…
Opening a hunting season for sandhill cranes in Michigan would endear them to the support, power and money of Michigan’s hunting community.
The DNR effort left the author scratching his head, with more questions than answers.
“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…
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?