Logging on to webcams around the world will allow you to watch everything from nesting puffins on the Atlantic coast, to brown bears catching salmon on the Pacific, or immature peregrine falcons growing up under the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.
Even on a relatively average day on Lake St. Clair, the smallmouth bass fishing can be very good.
With a rise in the amount of ethanol being mixed with gasoline, make sure you use either alcohol-free gasoline or, at most, E-10.
The late Steve Person, a regular on an annual fishing trip with friends on Lake Erie, held up a nice walleye on a past trip. (Photo by Tim Failor)I just arrived home from a fishing trip out of Port Clinton, Ohio, which promotes itself as the walleye capital of the world. From what I’ve seen after every visit, I cannot…
The significance of their hatch is the sheer numbers of insects hatching at the same time. The mayfly hatch usually occurs at night, and when it does, it triggers fish, especially trout, into a feeding frenzy.
I used to walk into a tackle shop wishing I was rich enough to buy one of every lure they were selling. I knew one of those lures would be the “one,” that perfect lure, the lure no fish could ever resist. All I had to do was discover it, buy it, use it, and then rely on it. As…
Recently, this bald eagle was spotted floating slowly over Pink’s yard. (Photo by Tom Pink)While headed to work the other day, long before dawn, I looked out over the St Mary’s River river and noticed what seemed to be fog. Then I noticed a couple spikes of light and I realized it wasn’t a fog bank, but the aurora borealis…
What’s a good fishing knot? That’s simple. If you tie a hook on the end of a fishing line with a simple or perhaps a complicated series of twists, turns, loops and laps; hang a worm on the hook; catch a fish with it and the knot holds tight and the line doesn’t snap at the hook, it’s a good…
The fact that this hunter’s decoy is a mounted gobbler may have escalated this intense interaction.
Volunteers at Elberta Beach work to eradicate baby’s breath. (Grand Traverse Conservancy District photo)Invasive species often have ugly, dangerous, often xenophobic-sounding names. Even if a person had never heard of a sea lamprey, its name sounds like a customer you wouldn’t want to meet. The red swamp crayfish could be an escapee from a Hollywood movie set, and Asian carp…
New perch regulations in Michigan have reduced the daily creel limit to 25 perch per angler, per day, on most Michigan waters.
The secret to jumping from one phase to another in our outdoors pursuits? Having enough room for storage
The first step a person with a problem of some sort has is to admit that he or she has a problem. I’ve always had a problem (actually, a series of problems), and they were always related to having too much stuff. In my rabbit-hunting “phase,” I realized I had a problem when there were a dozen beagles in my…
Is it time for non-motorized watercraft to have some sort of identification prominently displayed?
Spring arrived on March 20, but you wouldn’t know it if you live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
It can have a positive impact on your ice fishing outing, and sometimes it has nothing to do with catching fish.
It took a while, but the writer finally got his ice shack dug out of the woods and set up on the ice. (Photos by Tom Pink)Several weeks into this year’s ice fishing season, we were still trying to get our ice shack out on the river and were having a tough time of it. Well, in spite of the…
Dogs are a man’s best friend, but if your pup goes everywhere with you, including ice fishing, be sure to follow these tips to ensure its safety.
Braided fishing line and a tube of super glue top the list of materials needed to replace a broken line guide on your fishing rod. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld) I use the winter months as a time to sort, inspect and maintain the rods, reels and other gear I use and abuse spring, summer and fall. This way, I have…
For anglers and hunters, resolutions don’t necessarily begin on Jan. 1.
New research at Lousiana State University points to a bacterial connection to chronic wasting disease.
Patience and persistence paid off during Michigan’s late antlerless deer season.
With early ice forming on the St. Mary’s River’s Munuscong Bay, the author and friends enjoyed a good day of fishing.
Cell phones and 911 service have, no doubt, saved countless lives since they were invented. But they don’t take the place of personal responsibility and common sense. It often seems that as we rely more on technology, it’s at the expense of responsibility and common sense.
As a trapper, you never know what might lie around the bend.
After a few days on the stand, writer always feels as if he’s closing in on venison, and that if he could just sit one more day, he’d be able to connect. That hope will have to hold him until next year.
A sharp knife is a valuable tool, but what’s the secret to keeping your blade sharp?